Davy Corporate Finance

Innovative advice and proven execution skills, to provide a complete range of integrated corporate finance services.


Davy Corporate Finance offers a wide range of services, providing advice on corporate transactions including initial public offerings and capital markets advisory, mergers and acquisitions, debt advisory and restructuring, private company fundraising and strategic advisory. We have in-depth knowledge and experience across a broad range of industries.

Davy Corporate Finance can provide expert advice on such areas as:

Taking a company to the public market is a transformational decision and requires a highly experienced adviser like Davy Corporate Finance to successfully execute. We have proven experience and in-depth knowledge of initial public offerings (IPOs) on both the official list and junior markets.

Secondary offerings

In addition to IPOs we help our clients raise capital through secondary offerings – including institutional placings, rights issues and open offers – and advise on other corporate actions including share buybacks and tender offers. Davy Corporate Finance has been involved in circa 70 per cent of funds raised on the Irish Stock Exchange over the past number of years. 

An experienced corporate adviser

Davy Corporate Finance currently advises more than 75% of companies on the Irish Stock Exchange, including eight of Ireland’s top ten listed companies. We are Ireland’s leading AIM and ESM adviser, currently representing 16 out of the 23 companies listed on the ESM market and 14 companies quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

Davy Corporate Finance is Ireland’s leading mergers and acquisitions adviser. We provide a full range of services to both public and private Irish and overseas clients on strategic transactions including mergers and acquisitions, sales and divestitures, corporate restructurings, spin-offs and takeover defence strategies.

Professional advice

We offer professional advice to companies seeking to develop and expand both domestically and abroad. We apply our extensive experience, in a wide range of industries and regions, to ensure our clients’ short term and long term strategic objectives are achieved.

Sale / disposal mandates process

We are highly proficient in managing large complicated sale processes with the objective of maximising proceeds for the shareholder. We have a successful track record of executing sale/disposal mandates for clients. This work process includes:

  • Preparation of the company for sale;
  • Undertake detailed corporate valuation;
  • Dataroom preparation and management;
  • Identification and screening of buyer universe;
  • Preparation of transaction documentation and marketing materials;
  • Negotiation with interested parties; and
  • Execution with preferred bidder.

Buy-out transactions

Davy Corporate Finance also advises companies on management buy-out and leveraged buy-out transactions. We advise both bidders and vendors in public and private transactions and maintain excellent relationships with a significant number of leading international private equity players who actively pursue potential buy-out transactions.

Davy Corporate Finance offers tailored strategic capital structure advisory services to deliver optimal restructuring and refinancing solutions to businesses which may be experiencing financial difficulties.

Resourceful solutions

We are committed to providing the highest standards of professionalism and client service, and work closely with our clients to establish effective and resourceful solutions to enable them to evolve in response to changing local and global economic conditions.


  • independent business and capital structure reviews;
  • internal business plan and cash flow appraisals;
  • stakeholder management of all key funding providers – ensuring an optimal information flow and successful delivery of a mutually beneficial plan for all stakeholders and the business.

The public capital markets may not always be the most appropriate source of funding for a company. Davy Corporate Finance has the expertise to review a company’s existing capital structure and devise an optimal solution for its future needs. This may involve a fundraising of equity, debt or mezzanine finance.

Fundraising process

We can manage the whole fundraising process – from the preparatory stage, through arranging roadshows with the appropriate international institutional and private client investors, term sheet negotiations, and to ultimate closure. We pride ourselves in bringing public company standards to private company transactions.

Davy Corporate Finance works closely with the Davy Capital Markets and Davy Private Clients teams in utilising the Davy Group’s existing institutional and private client relationships.

Davy Corporate Finance has substantial experience in providing strategic corporate advisory services to public, private and commercial semi-state companies.

Wide sector coverage

Our team has in-depth knowledge and experience across a broad range of sectors including food and beverages, agribusiness, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, mining, oil and gas, retail, manufacturing, financial services, property, technology, media and telecommunications, gaming and lottery, recruitment and education. 


Our services include:

  • Strategic advisory services
  • Capital structure analysis
  • Corporate valuation analysis 
  • Corporate governance advice
  • Sector and market analysis 
  • Takeover defence strategies
  • Acquisition targeting

We provide our clients with bespoke strategic advisory services to enhance the strategic direction of our clients.

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