Investment Criteria

Target Borrower

DunPort target a wide range of Republic of Ireland-based potential borrowers that typically have some of the following characteristics:

  • Revenues above €5m
  • Require debt financing of more than €3m, with leverage typically >3.0x
  • Operating companies in all industry sectors except property development and commercial property investment
  • An appetite to raise debt capital and work with DunPort to resolve legacy financing issues and/or achieve growth plans

Our Objectives and Approach

  • To be a long-term financing partner of management, financial sponsors and businesses
  • Track record of providing holistic financing solutions across the entire capital structure
  • Highly experienced “on the ground” professionals
  • No industry specific focus and no exclusions other than real estate
  • Offering responsiveness, speed and ease of execution for bespoke/tailored financing solutions
  • Structure and terms can change as transaction circumstances dictate
  • Reliable local presence with the ability to expedite processes and transact quickly
  • Flexible view on suitable debt capacity, depending on factors such as cash generation and cyclicality of the business
  • DunPort seeks to add value to its investments in many ways beyond the initial financing. Following a transaction, we maintain an ongoing dialogue with owners and management and can support add-on acquisitions and/or organic growth with incremental financing


Capital Solutions

DunPort can help businesses, entrepreneurs or private equity investors with flexible and tailored financing solutions relating to:

  • leveraged buyouts;
  • refinancings;
  • dividend recaps; and
  • growth capital including acquisition financings

We specialise in structuring customised solutions across a company's capital structure when required. Our range of financing capabilities include:

  • one-stop unitranche financing
  • senior and stretch senior loans
  • subordinated / junior capital including 2nd lien loans and mezzanine
  • Holdco capital (cash-pay or PIK)
  • structured or preferred equity financing