DunPort Capital Management
DunPort is an Irish owned and managed asset management company focused on the private debt asset class. We were founded in 2017 by the then senior executives of BlueBay Asset Management, Pat Walsh and Ross Morrow who successfully established the first private debt platform in Ireland in 2013. We are currently a team of nineteen based in Dublin and London, and our experience and track record are derived from through-the-cycle expertise in lending to lower mid-market SMEs & mid-market corporates.
We have invested over €1bn of capital across 87 different transactions in support of 57 lower mid-market companies across Ireland and the UK.
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 management throughout the term of the funding;
- Uses of funding including growth, acquisition, refinance (existing debt) or re-capitalisation (shareholder de-risking and re-alignment);
- Extensive track record of supporting SME owner managers, in sponsor-less transactions, to appropriately tailor debt capital solutions and assisting in establishing business and governance structures to enable enterprise growth;
- Willingness and ability to understand a business, its key drivers, risk factors and provide an appropriate funding package utilising a broad range of financing structures;
- Quantum of funding and the ability to minimise the potentially dilutive impact of new capital on existing shareholdings.
Our Investment Committee (consisting of five non executives) comprises some of the most experienced transactional and credit investment professionals in the UK and Ireland, these professionals have a unique level of restructuring and workout experience which supports the investment team in both prioritizing and maximizing capital preservation throughout the life cycle of an investment.
We have robust operational and governance structures in place to ensure fiduciary obligations are always adhered to, and we are supported by best in class outsourced service providers. DunPort is a responsible investor and has a robust ESG policy in place.
DunPort is a member of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (“BVCA”) and the Irish Association Of Pension Funds (“IAPF”).