We have extensive experience in private equity and venture capital including the structuring, formation and financing of regulated and unregulated Irish and international private equity funds as well advising funds, investors, management and investee companies on the full range of private equity and venture capital transactions.
Our practice includes
Establishment of regulated funds and unregulated funds in Ireland
Advising AIFM on implications of AIFMD
Advising offshore funds on legal and regulatory issues on offering interests to Irish residents
Advising funds on defaults by investors and restructuring of funds
Advising investors in private equity funds
Advising private equity investors, management and debt providers on management buy-outs and management buy-ins
Advising venture capital investors and investee companies in relation to investments in start-ups and subsequent rounds of equity funding
Advising private equity investors, management and/or target companies on exits
We advised Shard Capital in the launch of Suir Valley Funds ICAV which invests in early stage Fintech, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT) sectors.
We advised Enterprise Ireland in connection with its investment in the AIB Start-up Accelerator Fund 2.
We advised Enterprise Ireland in connection with its investment into the ACT V Venture Capital Fund.
We advised long standing client Kernel Capital on a £7.5 million investment into the Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI) by the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the third largest public pension plan in the United States (£5m), and Invest Northern Ireland (£2.5m).
We acted for the fund manager in the establishment of the €75m BDO Development Capital Fund.
Head of Practice
Private Equity and Venture Capital