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.
Acquisition of Trilogy Technologies Ltd
Merger of Dunbia UK with Dawn Meats UK
Acquisition by UK private equity firm, Elaghmore Partners LLP of Alucraft Ltd
Acquisition of La Rousse Foods
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.
Sale of Arkphire to Presidio Inc
Sale of Budget Energy to Flogas, a DCC plc subsidiary company
Sale of Pathfinder to Sia Partners
Sale of Terra Solar's c.200MW portfolio of auction-ready solar project to ESB Solar Ireland
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.
€30m growth capital raising from Proventus Capital Partners.
Equity investment by pan-European private capital firm, Bregal Milestone
€25m debt and equity raise from a consortium of equity investors and Ulster Bank
€20m capital raising from Proventus Capital Partners.
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.
Recapitalisation and buyout of Averda
Arranging acquisition finance on behalf of UK private equity firm Elaghmore Partners LLP for the acquisition of Alucraft Ltd
Arrangement of banking facilities to support a €35m capital expenditure expansion plan
Debt capital fundraising
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.
Renegotiation and extension of Bank of Ireland’s financial services contract with the UK Post Office.
€219m demerger and share redemption.
Expert valuation and advice on dividend policy.
Advice on the 3rd EU Energy Directive.