Welcome to our Capital Ideas podcast series. In this series, we speak to investors in Irish business to explore their insights.
Ways to listen
Episode 1: Seamus Farrell, SF Engineering
In the first episode of our second season of Capital Ideas, David O'Kelly speaks to Seamus Farrell, Founder and CEO of SF Engineering, which has grown from a start-up in the early 1980s to a multi-million global brand serving the world's leading food brands across Ireland and the UK. Seamus talks to David about the growth of his business and how private equity backing has helped accelerate their growth in recent years.
Episode 5: Laura McCoy, Elysian Capital
Laura McCoy leads Elysian Capital's operations in Ireland. Laura talks to David O’Kelly about her return to Ireland following a stint in London, the importance of organisational culture, her experience of working through tough economic conditions, building relationships with management teams and more on the latest episode of Capital Ideas.
Episode 4: Neil McGowan, MML Capital Ireland
Neil McGowan of MML Capital Ireland speaks to David about everything from ESG considerations during deals, how unforeseen circumstances can affect a deal, providing clients with international market access and his experience of starting up a private equity fund in Ireland.
Episode 3: John Dolan, Cardinal Capital Group
John Dolan of Cardinal Capital Group talks to David O’Kelly about everything from why Irish private equity is more conservative when it comes to using debt compared to International PE, strategies for expanding and internationalising your business and how the current volatile global environment doesn't necessarily mean difficult times for dealmaking.
Episode 2: Peter Garvey, Melior Equity Partners
David O'Kelly speaks to Peter Garvey, Partner at Melior Equity Partners about everything from how private equity works with businesses to drive growth and create confidence, how demanding - both emotionally and physically - getting a deal done can be, and what Peter's favourite deal that he's advised on is.
Episode 1: Laura Dillon, Waterland Private Equity
This month, David chats to Laura Dillon of Waterland, a pan-European independent private equity investment group that supports entrepreneurs in realising their growth ambitions. David and Laura talk about everything from how to access capital from private equity, the role of founders post-investment, what’s expected of management teams during a deal and more.
Get in touch
If you have any queries on the topics raised in the Capital Ideas podcast, please get in touch with David O'Kelly of our Deal Advisory team.