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 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 act for Enterprise Ireland in connection with its investment into the ACT V Venture Capital Fund.
We acted for Brandtone Holdings Limited in connection with investments by Unilever, Verlinvest SA, Syngenta Ventures Pte. Limited and other investors in Brandtone Holdings Limited.
We acted for the fund manager in the establishment of the €75m BDO Development Capital Fund.
We acted for The BDO Development Capital Fund in their recent €5 million investment in the Lifes2Good Group.
We advised Hatteras Venture Partners, a US venture capital firm, on the Irish legal aspects of a $13.1m syndicated investment in medical device startup NeuroTronik.
Head of Practice
Private Equity and Venture Capital