Capnua

Team

Paul Keenan Eamonn Hayes Jamie McConnell Alan Dunne Tracy McNulty Marc Lynch Ciara Long
  • "They have vast experience, a very good network of contacts and are passionate about what they do."

    Don Maher, Commercial Director, homestore + more

  • "Capable, well-connected, good relationships, good people. They will deliver."

    Liam Nagle, CEO, Sisk Group

  • "Enthusiasm, hard work and absolute commitment to their client."

    Tony McEntee, CEO, Allcare Retail Services Limited

  • "The team have the technical knowledge. They're very commercially focused."

    Ger Rabbette, CEO, Uniphar PLC

  • "They are extremely innovative and come up with creative deals and solutions."

    Michael Dwan, CEO, Gowan Group Ltd

Paul Keenan

Paul Keenan

BComm, FCA
Executive Chairman
Specialism: M&A and Strategic Advice
Phone: +353 1 605 0002
Email: pkeenan@capnua.com


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“He has vast experience, a very good network of contacts and is passionate about what he does.”

Jonathan Stanley, CEO, homestore + more

With over 28 years’ experience in Ireland and the UK, Paul Keenan is one of Ireland’s leading corporate finance professionals.

Depth and Breadth of Experience

  • Paul has developed a wide range of commercial and banking contacts, having completed over 100 major transactions.
  • He specialises in advising entrepreneurs and medium to large privately-owned businesses on mergers & acquisitions, business sales, restructuring, fundraising and MBOs.
  • His experience of major restructurings in the last recession (which includes Kentz, Irish Steel and Aer Lingus) along with his firm belief that there are currently significant opportunities in the market, were the key drivers in establishing Capnua with Eamonn Hayes.
  • Paul was Managing Partner of BDO from 2004 to 2008. During this period the company achieved annual double digit fee growth and was voted one of the Top 50 Best Places to Work For in Ireland for three years running.

Paul has a broad range of interests and passions including UCD Rugby Club and Leinster Rugby. He is a keen golfer and a part-time cyclist.

Paul is passionate about achieving success for his clients’ business.

Assignments

As part of Capnua’s commitment to a personalised service at senior level, Paul has been involved in all assignments undertaken by Capnua.

Eamonn Hayes

Eamonn Hayes

BA, ACA
Managing Director
Specialism: M&A, Refinancing & Restructuring
Phone: +353 1 605 0002
Email: ehayes@capnua.com


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“Eamonn is excellent. While having the big picture, he has the proven technical excellence behind it.”

Tony McEntee, CEO, Uniphar Retail Services Ltd

Eamonn Hayes has over 16 years’ experience in Ireland, UK and Eastern Europe working on corporate finance, insolvency and restructuring assignments.

As a result, Eamonn has a blend of skills and knowledge essential in the current economic environment, particularly in relation to the structuring of corporate transactions and restructurings.

Depth & Breadth of Experience

  • Eamonn’s client portfolio includes medium to large corporate entities and PLCs across a broad range of industry sectors including manufacturing, property, FMCG, retail, professional services, telecoms and distribution.
  • He has considerable expertise in advising on bank funding having advised on more than €1.5bn of financings (both new financings and refinancings) over the last 7 years.
  • Eamonn has significant corporate recovery expertise, which is of considerable value in insolvency-related mergers and acquisitions and financial restructurings.

Assignments

  • €500m fundraising Activate Capital Ltd:
  • Sale to Ellucian Inc Uniphar PLC:
  • Acquisition of Cahill May Roberts Ltd Uniphar PLC:
  • Management buyout and senior & mezzanine debt fund raising Elverys:
  • Management buyout of Ardmac Contracting, an internationally focused provider of high value technical working environments for global brandsArdmac:
  • Sale of the company to EllucianCampus IT:
  • Sale of The Spencer, The Morgan & The Beacon Hotels to MHL HotelsFitzpatrick Lifestyle Hotels:
Jamie McConnell

Jamie McConnell

BA, ACA
Manager
Specialism: M&A, Bank Financing
Phone: +353 1 605 0002
Email: jmcconnell@capnua.com


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Jamie is a chartered accountant with 8 years' experience in audit, business advisory and corporate finance.

Depth & Breadth of Experience

  • Jamie has strong corporate finance experience specialising in areas of bank financing, MBOs and M&A across industries such as specialist contracting, healthcare, retail, distribution and IT services.
  • Jamie’s experience has involved a number of bank funding transactions and general advisory assignments across a broad range of sectors.

Assignments

  • Bank financing homestore + more:
  • Mezzanine debt financing Chill Insurance:
  • Bank financing Sysnet Global Solutions:
  • Acquisitions of Star Medical Uniphar plc:
  • Management buyout and senior & mezzanine debt fund raising Elverys:
  • Management buyout of Ardmac Contracting, an internationally focused provider of high value technical working environments for global brands Ardmac:
  • Sale of the company to Ellucian Campus IT:
  • Sale of Allcare pharmacies Uniphar plc:
Alan Dunne

Alan Dunne

BEng, ACA
Manager
Specialism: M&A, Refinancing & Restructuring
Phone: +353 1 605 0002
Email: adunne@capnua.com


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Alan is a chartered accountant with 9 years' experience in project management, audit, business advisory and corporate finance.

Depth & Breadth of Experience

  • Alan has strong corporate finance experience specialising in areas of restructuring and refinancing, acquisitions and disposals across industries such as retail, healthcare, leisure, insurance and construction.
  • Alan’s experience has involved a number of sale processes, Debt & Equity transactions and general advisory assignments across a broad range of sectors.
  • His audit client portfolio spans a number of industries including FMCG, retail, financial services, professional services and construction and his key audit clients have included Aldi, River Island, Knight Frank, Lisney and Castlethorn Construction.

Assignments

  • €500m Debt & Equity fundraising Activate Capital:
  • Sale of The Spencer, The Morgan & The Beacon Hotels to MHL HotelsFitzpatrick Lifestyle Hotels:
  • Private Equity Funding of a 400+ Unit Residential DevelopmentStanley Holdings:
  • Advised on the new bank debt facilitiesMcMahons:
  • Fundraising and strategic adviceFlyefit:
  • Restructuring of Uniphar’s retail investments and negotiated the associated banking facilitiesAllcare Pharmacy:
  • Bank financing to fund the strategic growth plan for the businesshomestore + more:
  • Raised mezzanine finance to provide growth capital to support the strategic growth plan for the businessChill Insurance:
Ciara Long

Ciara Long

Office Manager & Executive Assistant
Phone: +353 1 605 0002
Email: clong@capnua.com


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Depth & Breadth of Experience

Ciara joined Capnua in 2012 as Office Manager while also providing executive assistance to the Executive Chairman and Managing Director. With over 20 years’ experience, Ciara brings a wealth of expertise to her role.

Previously, Ciara worked as EA to the Managing Partner of BDO for 5 years. She was also EA to the Managing Partner of KPMG for 3 years before progressing to Group Business Manager of the Tax Business Unit in 2007.

Ciara holds a Hons. Diploma in Public Relations from the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.

Marc Lynch

Marc Lynch

BA, ACA
Executive
Specialism: M&A, Fundraising
Phone: +353 1 605 0002
Email: mlynch@capnua.com


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Marc is a chartered accountant with 7 years' experience in audit & advisory, corporate investment and corporate finance

Depth & Breadth of Experience

  • Marc has strong corporate finance experience specialising in areas of restructuring and refinancing, acquisitions and disposals, fundraising and investment across industries such as travel & leisure, retail, technology and education.
  • Marc’s corporate investment portfolio spans a number of industries including food & agri, retail, pharmaceuticals, software, security, telecoms and renewables. His investment experience involved company valuations, due diligence processes, financial modelling, investment committee presentations and reporting.
  • His audit client portfolio extends across several sectors including construction, property development, engineering and financial services and his key audit clients have included Chartered Land and Castlethorn Construction.
Tracy McNulty

Tracy McNulty

BA ACA
Executive
Specialism: M&A, Refinancing & Restructuring
Phone: +353 1 605 0002
Email: tmcnulty@capnua.com


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Tracy is a chartered accountant with 7 years' experience in audit & advisory, corporate investment and corporate finance

Depth & Breadth of Experience

  • Tracy has strong corporate finance and corporate investment experience specialising in areas of restructuring and refinancing, acquisitions and disposals, fundraising and investment across industries such as healthcare, retail, manufacturing and technology.
  • Tracy’s investment portfolio spans a number of industries including manufacturing, renewable energy, healthcare, media and food & agri and her investment experience involved due diligence processes, financial modelling, board reporting and general advisory.
  • Her audit client portfolio extends across several sectors including insurance, technology, pharmaceutical and manufacturing and her key audit clients have included Nuance, Amtrust, Gamestop and Pinewood Healthcare.

Assignments

  • Advised on new debt facilities Uniphar Group