Corporate Finance

Businesses of any size may need corporate finance advice at some stage, and we are on hand to provide it. Services include:

Sourcing funding

We can advise you on sources of funds potentially available for your business, including bank loans and grant aid. We deal with all major banks and grant bodies and can help you in complying with their application procedures and in putting your best case forward. In particular, we have advised on raising significant funds under the Business Expansion Scheme (BES).

Business plans

We can help you prepare a business plan, which will provide a roadmap for yourself but is also a requirement if you are looking for bank funding or grant aid.

Company valuations, acquisitions and disposals

We have experience in valuing businesses and structuring transactions in a tax efficient manner. These transactions include:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • management buy outs
  • disposals to third parties or related parties

Shareholder agreements

Shareholder agreements are formal agreements between the shareholders of a company. They are in addition to the rules set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association. They are private documents (not registered with the CRO) which set out vital matters such as:

  • Dispute resolution
  • Restriction on dealing in shares
  • Right of first refusal for one shareholder to buy out another
  • How minority shareholders are dealt with

These agreements are particularly important for small companies and can avoid future costly disputes. We can advise on the commercial aspects of these agreements, and assist in drafting them with our own solicitor, or a client’s own solicitor.

Inward Investment

We have led multidisciplinary teams advising foreign companies interested in investing in Ireland. These projects have lead to the successful establishment of new businesses in Ireland.  Our current team offers financial, legal, trade compliance, and logistics advice; everything needed to establish a business in Ireland.  We have experience of negotiating with:

  • IDA Ireland
  • Shannon Development
  • Údarás na Gaeltachta
  • Invest NI
  • and other European agencies