Direct Lending


Investment Criteria

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

  • Headquartered, or with significant operations, in Ireland or the United Kingdom;
  • Revenues above €5m;
  • Cash flow generative and generally non-cyclical businesses;
  • Require debt financing of more than €2m;
  • Operating companies in all industry sectors except property development and commercial property investment;
  • An appetite to raise debt capital and work with DunPort to achieve growth plans

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 (structured in conjunction with a debt financing package)

DunPort provides business owners, entrepreneurs or private equity sponsors with flexible and tailored solutions to fund:

  • Leveraged buyouts;
  • Refinancings;
  • Recapitalisations including succession planning;
  • Growth capital including acquisition financing.

We are sector agnostic but have extensive experience lending in the following sectors:

Consumer Goods, Telecoms, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Manufacturing, Renewable energy, Business services, Media and Technology / Software

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

Speed & Access

We provide speed of response to Borrowers and direct access for shareholders and management to decision makers

Certainty of Execution

We provide prospective borrowers with certainty of execution and flexibility in our investment process

Continuity of Relationship

Borrowers benefit from continuity of relationship management from deal execution throughout the term of the funding

Flexible Capital

Uses of funding include growth, acquisition, refinance (existing debt), or re-capitalisation (shareholder de-risking and re-alignment)

Track Record

We have an extensive track record of supporting SME owner managers, in sponsor - less transactions, to appropriately tailor debt capital solutions

Non Dilutive

We have the ability to minimise the potentially dilutive impact of new capital on the existing shareholder base

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