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

  • We acted for Sure Valley Ventures in relation to its participation in a €4m euro round in MySafeDrive Limited t/a Cameramatics.
  • We acted for MiddleGame Ventures in its participation in the series post seed investment round of Wayflyer Limited, an Irish technology company which specialises in revenue-based financing for ecommerce brands.
  • We acted for MagGrow in its Series A Investment Round, an Irish agri-technology company which specialises in crop protection products that aims to significantly reduce waste associated with conventional pesticide spray applications.
  • We acted for Sure Valley Ventures on its investment in Volograms Limited.
  • We acted for Elephant Partners III, LP in a series A investment round in Keelvar Systems Limited.
  • We acted for Sure Valley Ventures in relation to investment in Buymie Limited, a grocery delivery start-up which connects grocery shops with personal shoppers who can pick and deliver goods directly from shops.
  • We acted for Phorest on a €20m investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity.
  • We acted for 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.
  • We acted for Atlantic Bridge and the China Ireland Growth Fund on their €20.5m investment round in DecaWave.
  • We acted for Development and Growth Funding DAC in the establishment of Development Capital Fund II.
  • We acted for Enterprise Ireland in connection with its investment into the ACT V Venture Capital Fund.
  • We acted 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 Development Capital Fund I.
Head of Practice
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Emmet Scully

Partner

escully@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1538


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