IBI’s core business is the provision of independent and innovative corporate finance advice to Irish and overseas publicly-quoted companies, semi-state organisations and growth-orientated private companies of scale. IBI Corporate Finance has unparalleled experience and an in-depth understanding of public company defence advisory assignments and the regulatory issues relevant to public company transactions, including the Listing Rules and the Takeover Rules.

Mergers & Acquisitions

For all businesses, an acquisition is a major strategic step. At IBI Corporate Finance, we tailor every transaction uniquely to the needs of each client, putting significant time into defining acquisition strategy, sourcing acquisition targets, valuing target companies, structuring transactions optimally to minimise purchaser risk, sourcing debt and equity funding to finance transactions and project-managing legal and due diligence processes to completion.


All disposals, whether full or partial, require delicate and experienced handling to ensure the interests of the various stakeholders are taken into account. As the most active sell-side adviser in the Irish market, IBI Corporate Finance has that experience. Key to IBI’s success has been our ability to identify the most relevant potential acquirers and maximise competitive tension between different potential purchasers.

Equity Fundraising

At IBI Corporate Finance our equity fundraising activities include public offers (offers for sale, rights issues, open offers, placings), growth capital fundraisings and private placements.

For firms looking for private capital, IBI is ideally positioned to identify various sources, from traditional venture capitalists and institutional investors to strategic investors or other third-party providers.

We also advise clients on the optimal capital structure for their businesses, financial implications of an equity issue, timing considerations and current market conditions and investor sentiment.

Debt Advisory

For clients considering raising debt or refinancing, IBI has a specialist focus on the public and private debt markets. In many cases, we advise on transaction-led debt funding requirements such as:

- Acquisition funding

- Shareholder recapitalisation events, including Management Buy-Outs

- Capital expansion projects

In addition, we advise clients on matters ranging from renegotiating/amending existing facilities to full refinancing of debt facilities.

We have strong relationships with the main Irish, UK and international banks operating in Ireland. Our independent status allows us to negotiate with the banking institutions and specialist lenders to secure the best structure and terms for our clients without any conflicts of interest.

Our focus is on maximisation of competitive tension amongst potential debt providers to ensure optimum solutions on the best possible terms.

IBI Corporate Finance also offers a tailored strategic restructuring service to businesses experiencing financial difficulties, as well as to shareholders, creditors and other stakeholders.

Strategic Advisory

As part of its overall offering, IBI offers strategic and other advice to public, private and semi-state clients in many areas such as public company defence reviews, strategic reviews, financial planning, corporate valuations and shareholder conflict analysis.