Proven Track Record
The DunPort team have a considerable track record in the Irish corporate lending market, completing 38 transactions with 24 companies totalling in excess of €440m since the BlueBay Ireland Corporate Credit launch in July 2013
Walsh Whiskey (January 2019)
Walsh Whiskey, based in Carlow, is the owner of the Irishman and Writer's Tears premium whiskey brands. The Company exports to 45 countries, including the US, Canada, Russia, France and Germany, via its international distributor network. DCM provided funding, via Elm Corporate Credit, to fund the seperation of the drinks brand business from a JV with Ilva Saronno.
ExtraSpace Solutions (November 2018)
ExtraSpace Solutions are a provider of modular accommodation, generating revenue through both the sale and hire of such accommodation, primarily to the education, healthcare and construction sectors. ExtraSpace have a strong track record in public and private procurement in the UK and Ireland, which is supported by an experienced management team. The DCM team, via BICC, provided capital to support a management buy-out of the company in December 2016 & subsequently provided further funds via Elm Corporate Credit in November 2018 to support growth initiatives.
BB's Coffee and Muffins (September 2018)
In March 2015, the DCM team, via the BICC fund, supported a consortium of investors assembled by Brentwood Investments Limited with the acquisition of the BBs Coffee and Muffins chain from the previous owner. The chain has more than 50 outlets across the UK and Ireland. DCM provided additional funding via Elm Corporate Credit in September 2018 to support the acquisition of the Love Coffee chain in the UK
Killarney Court Hotel (October 2017)
The Killarney Court Hotel is a 116 bedroom hotel located in Killarney, Co. Kerry. The hotel was purpose built in 1998 and underwent a full refurbishment in 2007. DCM, via the BICC fund, provided capital to re-finance the existing debt of the Hotel.
Cara Pharmacy (September 2017)
Cara Pharmacy is one of Ireland’s leading pharmacy chains operating fourteen pharmacies, and one health and beauty store throughout the north-west region of Ireland. DunPort advised BlueBay on the provision of debt capital to refinance existing indebtedness and fund the acquisition of Abbey Healthcare, a leading provider of prescription medicines to the long-term care market in Ireland. Abbey also operate two retail pharmacies bringing total number of pharmacies in the Cara group to sixteen.
Openmind Networks (September 2017)
Established in 2003, Openmind Networks is a provider of converged messaging solutions to the TelCo sector and is considered a market leader in this space. Each day the Openmind platform enables over 1 Billion messages worldwide. Customers include global mobile network operators and inter-carrier operators. The DCM team, via BICC, provided debt capital to support a management buy-out of the company.
Iconic Offices (July 2017)
Iconic Offices is a provider of flexible workspace solutions in the Dublin market with a focus on the city centre and in particular the Central Business District (“CBD”). Iconic has grown significantly since inception in 2013 and is now one of the leading providers of flexible workspace in Dublin. The DCM team, via BICC, provided capital to support the ongoing expansion of the business.
Sigma Wireless (November 2016)
Sigma Wireless design, supply and integrate communication systems for public safety and utility customers. Sigma is a key shareholder and service provider to Tetra Ireland Communications Limited, the owner and operator of the National Digital Radio Service contract which provides radio and network coverage to Ireland’s Emergency Services. The BICC facility was extended to both refinance existing indebtedness, as well as provide growth capital to the borrower.
Mater Private Hospital (August 2016)
The Mater Private Hospital Group is Ireland’s leading private hospital group with market leading positions in all of its core specialties including Heart, Cancer, Spine & Orthopedics. The Mater has hospitals in both Dublin and Cork, as well as a joint venture with the NHS Clatterbridge, based in the UK. The DCM team, via BICC, provided financing as part of a syndicate to refinance existing indebtedness of the borrower, as well as provide capital to fund both capital expenditure and working capital requirements.
Irish Relocation Services (July 2016)
Irish Relocation Services (IRS) was established in 1994 as a local provider of relocation management services. The principal operations of the business are providing relocation management services to employees moving to Ireland from abroad such as Homesearch, Visa and Immigration, area orientation while also providing international move management services across Europe. The DCM team, via BICC, provided capital to support a management buy-in of the company.
Rye River Brewing Company (June 2016)
The Rye River Brewing Company is Ireland’s second largest craft brewery, famous for its McGargle’s brand. Rye River was established in 2013 and also operates as an agent distributor for both Bavaria and San Miguel in Ireland. Rye River also has a significant presence in the export market with McGargles sold in 14 countries globally. The DCM team, via BICC, provided growth capital to the business to expand its strong domestic base and enable growth in foreign markets.
Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort (May 2016)
Kenmare Bay hotel is a 130 bedroom hotel with 14 holiday lodges on-site and a further 18 privately owned holiday homes which add to the overall offering. The hotel is located just outside the holiday destination town of Kenmare, Co. Kerry. The hotel was purpose built in 1970 and underwent a full refurbishment in 2005. The property benefits from the large banqueting facilities, as well as a large Fitness & Leisure Centre. The DCM team, via BICC, provided capital to re-finance the existing debt of the Hotel.
Magnet Networks (March 2016)
Magnet is an Irish telecommunications company providing data, voice and IP services to business and residential customers through its wholly owned network and through third party infrastructure. Magnet has acquired the Irish retail business division of Imagine Communications Group in a deal that will see Magnet Networks become the third largest provider of business telecoms in Ireland. DCM, via BICC, provided debt financing to Magnet to support the acquisition.
Excelsys Technologies Limited (July 2015)
Excelsys Technologies Limited is an Irish owned designer and manufacturer of high power density, high efficiency electronic power supplies which are used in a number of specialist markets including medical, industrial, military and communication sectors.
In July 2015 DCM, via BICC, supported the management team with a shareholder buyback to provide a stable capital structure to maintain the strong growth experienced by the business.
Helix Health (May 2014)
Helix offers a range of software solutions for the retail/hospital pharmacy and practice management markets in Ireland and the UK. Growth has been achieved organically and by acquisitions in the UK market during 2012 and 2013.
Mainstream (December 2014)
Mainstream Renewable Power is focused on sourcing, developing, financing, constructing and operating large-scale renewable energy plants including onshore and offshore wind and solar projects and realising value at either ready to build or operational stage. Mainstream’s projects are geographically diversified across Ireland, Chile, South Africa, Ghana, the US, Canada, the UK and Germany.
Abrakebabra (December 2014)
Abrakebabra Investments Ltd, headquartered in Dublin, is the holding company for five Irish food franchise businesses: Abrakebabra, O'Briends Sandwich Cafés, The Bagel Factory, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Yo!Sushi. Abrakebabra has been trading for over 30 years
Carne Group Financial Services (December 2014)
Carne is a leading international specialist in the provision of independent governance services and management company solutions to the global asset management industry. Carne advise both alternative fund and traditional fund managers on their governance, oversight and management needs, as well as providing independent Directors to the boards of some of the most respected investment funds globally. Carne has fund directors resident in the key fund jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the UK and USA.
Centric Health (June 2014)
Centric is a healthcare services business providing diagnostic imaging, primary healthcare and medical recruitment services across Ireland, the UK and Australia.
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel (May 2014)
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel is a 113 room four star hotel and conference/event location in the affluent Dublin suburb of Killiney. The main building is an 18th century castle and the site overlooks Dublin Bay. The hotel has been owned and managed by the Fitzpatrick family since 1970.
TV3 (December 2013)
TV3 was launched in September 1998 as Ireland’s first independent, free-to-air commercial broadcasting channel and remains the only independent channel with a “must carry” licence from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”). A second channel was acquired in 2008 and re-launched as 3e, aimed at a younger audience
Gaelectric (November 2013)
Gaelectric is an Irish owned and operated business involved in the development, financing, integration and ownership of a portfolio of wind energy, biomass and energy storage projects across the Republic of Ireland, the UK and the US
AirSpeed Telecom (October 2013)
AirSpeed owns and operates an integrated wireless and fibre telecommunications network with extensive reach throughout Ireland and with onward international connectivity. A full range of managed communications services are offered to enterprise, public sector and SMBs including data voice internet security MPLS network and IP network services.