Independent M&A and corporate finance specialists

Key Capital Corporate Finance

Independent M&A and corporate finance specialists

Key Capital Corporate Finance provides tailored M&A advisory services and uncompromising commitment to deliver strategic objectives for businesses and their owners.

We provide best in class investment banking services to Irish & UK based mid-market companies, and count among our clients some of the most well known private businesses in Ireland. We understand each transaction is unique and we have gained a deep understanding of the particular considerations that owners face during a corporate finance transaction. We have extensive transaction execution experience and a vast network of strategic and financial relationships that we use to help our clients effectively achieve their goals.

We augment our strong local presence with genuine global reach, as the exclusive Irish partner to IMAP, the world’s leading mid-market M&A partnership. Through this network, we provide our clients access to acquisition opportunities and investors globally as well as the expertise of senior executives at more than 40 leading independent investment banks around the world.

What We Do

Sell Side M&A

We work with exciting companies and their shareholders to manage the sale of a business from first step to completion.

Buy Side M&A

Ambitious companies seeking to grow turn to us to identify and execute acquisitions to drive expansion and growth.

Capital Raise & Growth Investment

Sufficient capital is critical to any successful business. Understanding your capital needs, the right balance of debt and equity, and the right partners to provide it, are core strengths of our team.

Strategic Advisory

We engage with companies to provide strategic advice, helping you understand your options and successfully navigate through key stages in your company’s life cycle.

Capital Markets Advisory

Together with STJ Capital in Europe and Solebury Capital in the U.S., we provide a full spectrum of Equity Capital Markets advice, including planning and preparing and ultimately executing an IPO.

Debt Advisory & Restructuring

We advise companies raising debt capital to support acquisitions and fund growth and development and refinancing existing debt. We also have extensive experience in recapitalisations, distressed M&A and special situations.

Deep international sector expertise

Financial Services

Business Services



Food & Beverage

Transport & Logistics

Building Products & Services

Energy & Utilities

Global Reach, Local Expertise

Global Reach, Local Expertise

The majority of our transactions have a cross border component, including international clients, buyers and investors. Key Capital is the exclusive Irish member of IMAP - International Mergers & Acquisitions Partnership, one of the world’s leading M&A mid-market advisors. Our membership of IMAP provides us with access to international M&A opportunities and also provides us with tangible insight into valuation and sector dynamics globally, allowing us to identify investors from around the world interested in growing Irish businesses.

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Who We Advise

The Corporate Finance team is experienced in advising on a wide variety of transactions across multiple sectors. We have expertise advising entrepreneurs, owner–operators, institutional investors and private equity clients.

1. Entrepreneurs

We work closely with entrepreneurs to support their needs, drive their business forward and realise an exit when the time is right. Our alignment of interests ensures a unified focus. Our success in advising entrepreneurs is clearly demonstrated in the Crotty Insurance, Centaur and Invesco transactions referenced below.

Crotty Insurance transaction

2. Management Teams

We have extensive experience on advising management teams on securing the right incentive plans from new investors. We recently advised the management team of Centaur Fund Services on their deal with Waystone, and also advised the management team of IPL on the take-private by Madison Dearbon Partners.

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3. Corporates and Institutions

Our experience and understanding of working with large institutions and corporates is reflected in our recent deals. Managing stakeholder interests and delivering an efficient process is critical to our role. We have extensive experience of advising leading corporates and institutions including Irish Life Group, National University of Ireland and Air France.

Irish Life transaction

4. Private Equity

We have a long track record of advising and engaging with Private Equity, with many of our recent deals involving Private Equity. Our knowledge of the structures and demands of Private Equity, and our management of nearly €1bn in Private Assets, sets us apart from our peers. Recent Private Equity clients include The Carlyle Group and Synova Capital.

Synova Capital transaction

What our clients say

The Key Capital team were key in making sure all the tiny details with funds flow, valuation and FX rate were looked after. They all end up making a substantial difference to your bank account at the end of the transaction and that's where the team were very important.

James McGann - Co-Founder, Frankie Health

James McGann - Co-Founder, Frankie Health

When we picked Key Capital, they stood out from other people because they actually listened to what we wanted.

Karen Malone - Global CEO and Co-Founder, Centaur Fund Services

Karen Malone - Global CEO and Co-Founder, Centaur Fund Services

The best decision the company and I personally made was to engage Key Capital. From the first moment to the last, Key Capital left no stone unturned in guiding us through the process.

Finbarr Crotty

Finbarr Crotty, Executive Chairman - Crotty Insurance

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Key Capital to anyone who wants a top corporate finance team to help and support them through any sales process.

Bill Prew, CEO - INDOS Financial

Bill Prew, CEO - INDOS Financial

We were delighted with the service delivered by the team at Key Capital and felt they delivered a hugely valuable service.

Ronan Daly

Ronan Daly, Co-Founder - Centaur Fund Services

We are really pleased to have had Key Capital as our corporate finance advisors in the transaction with Bellingham Capital. Their deep experience of M&A processes and their focus on managing all aspects of the transaction were critical to getting the right result for all stakeholders.

Henry Bartlett, Director - Irish Independent Health Foods Ltd.

Henry Bartlett, Director - Irish Independent Health Foods Ltd.

As a family owned business for the last 40 years, an advisor who understood all shareholder objectives was a key consideration for us. Key Capital provided high quality, tailored advice and supported us through each step of the process, while also introducing the right partner to support us in our next stage of growth

Ray Cole, Managing Director - Virginia International Logistics

Ray Cole, Managing Director - Virginia International Logistics

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Your Experienced Team

Our team is comprised of experienced investment banking professionals. We are selective in the projects we take on which allows us to dedicate these senior resources to make sure we deliver great outcomes for our clients.

Let’s start the conversation

Let’s start the conversation

Speak with our Corporate Finance team to learn how Key Capital can best help you.

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