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

Experience

  • 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
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Emmet Scully

Managing Partner
Private Equity and Venture Capital

escully@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1538


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