About Us

DunPort Capital Management DAC was founded in 2017 by the senior executives of BlueBay Asset Management responsible for managing the Irish direct / alternative lending platform through BlueBay Ireland Corporate Credit I DAC (“BICC”).

DunPort, with the support of a number of domestic institutional investors, have completed the first close of the Elm Corporate Credit fund ("Elm") at €283m. DunPort, through the Elm vehicle, will seek to provide flexible debt capital solutions for large SMEs and mid-sized corporates across Ireland. DunPort will seek to provide debt capital to support businesses across a wide range of sectors generating revenues in excess of €5m that require debt to fund scaling of their activities through investment and development expenditure, acquisitions, recapitalisations or to resolve legacy financing issues

BICC, a €450m investment vehicle supported by the Irish Strategic Investment Fund and other institutional investors, managed by BlueBay and advised by DunPort, has been providing alternative debt capital solutions to mid-sized Irish companies for refinancing, growth, acquisition and shareholder re-organisation purposes since its launch in July 2013.  Since its inception, the DunPort team, in deploying BICC capital have completed 35 transactions, with 23 companies with a combined value in excess of €420m.

 At DunPort, we differentiate our alternative funding solutions from other sources of debt capital in the following ways:

  • Speed of response and access to decision makers
  • Certainty of execution and flexibility of our investment process
  • Continuity of relationship throughout the term of the funding
  • Willingness to understand a business and structure an appropriate funding package utilising a broad range of financing capabilities
  • Uses of funding including growth, acquisition, refinance (existing debt) or re-capitalisation (shareholder de-risking and re-alignment)
  • Quantum of funding and the ability to minimise the potentially dilutive impact of new capital on existing shareholdings

Please refer to our Investment Criteria, Capital Solutions and Track Record sections to learn more about our capabilities and ascertain if we can potentially be a solution to your funding needs.