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Sandra is a Partner in Matheson’s Corporate Department.  She advises on international and domestic mergers and acquisition, shareholders’ agreements, investment agreements and joint ventures, venture capital and private equity transactions, corporate reorganisations and restructurings. Sandra represents public and private companies, institutional investors and financial intermediaries engaged in a variety of industries and sectors including technology, energy and media.

Experience Highlights

Sandra has recently advised on a significant number of the most valuable and high profile transactions undertaken in the Irish market, including:  

Private Equity / Growth Equity

  • Macquarie Capital Principal Finance on its investment in digital technology and cyber security company, Viatel Technology Group Limited;
  • Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 on its acquisition of Ireland’s largest waste company, Beauparc Utilities Holdings Limited (“Beauparc”) from founder Eamon Waters and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund;
  • Private equity fund, Riverside Partners, on its acquisition of Netwatch, a leading private security company with operations in Ireland, the UK and the US;
  • Sitecore, an EQT portfolio company, on its acquisition of Boxever;
  • Private equity fund, Bregal Investments, on its investment in Arkphire Group, one of the fastest growing IT procurement companies in Europe;
  • Modern Hire, Inc., the US enterprise hiring platform and a portfolio company of US private equity fund Riverside, on its acquisition of Sonru Limited, a global leader in video interviewing;
  • Chenavari Partners, on its investment in Dilosk DAC, an Irish financial services company;
  • Synova Capital on the sale of Meritsoft to Cognizant;
  • Infrabridge on its sale of The Speed Fibre Group to Cordiant;
  • IQ-EQ, an Astorg portfolio company, on its acquisition of Green Bay Acquisitions Limited, which incorporates the trading group for Davy's Fund Management business;
  • JP Morgan on its investment in Paulus Holdings, trading as medical tech company LetsGetChecked;
  • Sale of Digital Care Asset Holdings Limited to Bolttech Holdings (Europe) SARL;
  • Saorgus in relation to the sale of two windfarms;
  • Aramark on its acquisition of the Avoca Group; and
  • Abtran on the investment by Carlyle Cardinal Ireland;

Strategic M&A

  • Freemantle, a British production company, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Element Pictures (the makers of Room, Normal People and Conversations with Friends);
  • Irish Distillers on the sale of its brewery business;
  • Irving Oil on the acquisition of Top Oil;
  • Sports Surgery Clinic, a centre of excellence for joint replacement and surgery for sports soft tissue injuries in Ireland, and its shareholders in connection with the sale of the Sports Surgery Clinic to UPMC;
  • Yum! Brands Inc on the Irish aspects of their purchase of 220 KFC franchise outlets from EG Group;
  • The DPO Group, a leading high growth e-commerce platform and payments provider, on its recent acquisition by Network International Holdings plc;
  • Gaelic Players Association on its historic merger with the Women Gaelic Players Association;
  • Irving Oil on the acquisition of the Whitegate refinery from Phillips 66;
  • Gruppo Campari on the sale of the Carolans and Irish Mist Brands to Heaven Hill.
  • Scandi Standard AB (publ) on the acquisition of Manor Farm; and
  • Saorgus in relation to the sale of two windfarms.



"George Brady and Sandra Lord are effective at bridging legal concepts and corporate and business matters. The team is very responsive, and by being familiar with all current activities for which we have engaged Matheson, they operate very effectively as a central point of contact."
Chambers Europe 2019

Sandra Lord is named a Rising Star.
IFLR1000 2019


Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland 

Admitted as a solicitor in England of Wales (non-practising)

Trinity College Dublin, LLB