Our practice includes:

  • Structure, establishment, regulation and operation of regulated funds and unregulated funds in Ireland
  • Advising venture capital investors and investee companies in relation to investments in start-ups and subsequent rounds of equity funding
  • Advising investors in venture capital funds
  • Advising private equity investors, management and debt providers on management buy-outs and management buy-ins
  • Advising venture capital investors, management and/or target companies on exits

Experience

  • Shard Capital on the launch of Suir Valley Funds ICAV which invests in the early stage Fintech, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT) sectors.
  • Phorest on a €20m investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity.
  • Atlantic Bridge and the China Ireland Growth Fund on their €20.5m investment round in DecaWave.
  • Enterprise Ireland in connection with its investment in the AIB Start-up Accelerator Fund 2.
  • Enterprise Ireland in connection with its investment into the ACT V Venture Capital Fund.
  • Kernel Capital on a significant 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) and Invest Northern Ireland.
  • The fund manager in the establishment of the €75m BDO Development Capital Fund.
Head of Practice
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Emmet Scully

Managing Partner

escully@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1538


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