Tom Godfrey, IBI Corporate Finance & Richard Madden, DC Advisory

Tom Godfrey, IBI Corporate Finance & Richard Madden, DC Advisory

IBI Corporate Finance (IBI), Ireland’s pre-eminent corporate finance adviser, today announces its acquisition by DC Advisory, the corporate finance arm of Daiwa Securities Inc.

The deal makes IBI the first and only international independent investment bank in Ireland, offering clients enhanced access to international buyers and assets and a pool of nearly 700 bankers in 23 locations.

IBI will benefit from DC Advisory experts across 11 industry verticals, including Tech and Tech-Enabled Services, Healthcare (including Medtech and Pharma), Consumer, Industrials, Infrastructure, and Real Estate – covering M&A, debt, restructuring and strategic advisory.

Tom Godfrey, IBI Corporate Finance / DC Advisory Ireland, CEO, said, “Since its inception nearly 60 years ago, IBI has been the pre-eminent Investment banking advisory business in the Irish market. The leadership team has been focused on opportunities to grow our business in partnership with a truly international adviser that shares our values in terms of excellence, integrity and commitment to our clients. A genuinely integrated international platform is hard to find, but essential to make a difference for our clients. In DC Advisory, we’ve found a truly global team with genuine depth of expertise. We’re united in values and our approach to delivering the right advice, domestically and internationally.”

Richard Madden, DC Advisory UK CEO, said: “We are delighted that IBI has decided to join DC Advisory, and that we’ve gained a team that we genuinely cannot wait to work with.

“IBI has a unique reputation in the market, and we look forward to complementing their talent and relationships with our sector expertise and international reach. Ireland is a really exciting market and we believe the combination will make a real difference for our clients in Ireland and across the globe.”

IBI Corporate Finance was established in 1966, originally as a joint venture between Bank of Ireland, Morgan Grenfell and Schroders and latterly as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of Ireland. The IBI senior management team bought out the business from Bank of Ireland in 2017. IBI employs 28 staff at its office in Fitzwilliam Place in Dublin 2.

About IBI Corporate Finance

IBI Corporate Finance is Ireland’s pre-eminent corporate finance adviser. Over the past six decades, IBI has maintained its market leadership through our firm focus on successful deal execution. We provide expert, independent advice to public, private and semi-state companies across a variety of complex domestic and international transactions, including: M&A; disposals; equity fundraising; debt advisory & strategic advisory assignments. Find out more here: IBI Corporate Finance | About

About DC Advisory

DC Advisory is an international investment bank committed to making a difference. As part of an established global business, DC Advisory offers access to nearly 700 professionals in 23 locations throughout Asia, Europe and the US. Across 11 industry focused teams, DC Advisory offers tailored, independent advice on M&A, debt raisings and restructurings, private capital and access to unrivalled Asia investment knowledge. For more information, visit DC Advisory | About Us