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WELCOME TO RENATUS’ KNOWLEDGE CENTRE
Growth by Acquisitions
Gary McGann on what to look for in an acquisition
Gary McGann on chasing deals
The importance of people and culture in acquisitions
Management Buyouts / Buy-Ins
David Maxwell discusses the Management Buy-In of Boojum
The importance of building and rewarding management teams
Why bring in outside equity in an MBO / MBI
Managing change in a family business
The importance of external advisers in a family business
The Challenges associated with succeeding the previous generation
Funding for Growth
Helen Ryan on de-risking before engaging in an aggressive growth strategy
The value an outside equity partner can bring when taking on growth funding
David Maxwell on the Boojum story
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Conor Hall, Associate
Conor joined Renatus Capital Partners in June 2018 as a Private Equity Associate. As part of his role, Conor researches and analyses potential investments and acquisitions.
Conor holds an M.Sc. in Quantitative Finance from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and a B.Sc. in Economics & Finance from UCD. He is currently working towards attaining the ACCA and CFA qualifications.
Prior to joining Renatus, Conor worked as an Analytics Analyst with Accenture, specialising in predictive modelling for fraud.
Kyle Barry, Associate
Kyle joined Renatus Capital Partners in June 2016 as a Private Equity Associate. As part of Kyle’s role, he researches and analyses the potential of new investments and acquisitions.
Since joining, Kyle has worked on numerous transactions, including Simtech and Rennicks, and has worked with Renatus’ investee companies on a number of strategic projects.
Kyle holds an MSc. in Quantitative Finance (University College Dublin) and a BA Finance (Maynooth University). Currently, Kyle is in the process of completing the ACCA qualification.
Prior to joining Renatus, Kyle spent 15 months in Intel’s Finance department where he worked across the financial reporting, tax and capital financing teams.
Philip Gardiner, Associate Director
Philip is an Associate Director with Renatus Capital Partners, having first joined the firm as its first employee in 2014.
Philip has responsibility for screening, assessment and structuring of new acquisitions.
He has worked on a number of transactions at Renatus including Boojum Mexican Restaurants and Simtech Aviation. Philip works actively with the boards of Boojum and Simtech Aviation.
Prior to joining Renatus, Philip spent four years in AIB’s corporate banking team where he worked on a mix of real estate and cash flow lending deals.
Philip is a member of the ACCA and holds an MSc. in Financial Services and a Bachelor in Business Studies, both from the University of Limerick.
Marketing and Administration Manager
Jane joined Renatus Capital Partners in June 2019 as a Marketing and Administration Manager. As part of Jane’s role, she writes the weekly newsletter, works on the CRM and looks after the admin and ad hoc tasks
Prior to joining Renatus, Jane worked as a Senior Account Manager in Mace Promotions where she worked closely with many SMEs as well as large corporations on their marketing projects
Mark Flood, Director
Mark co-founded Renatus with Brendan Traynor in 2014. Prior to establishing Renatus, Mark spent seven years on the senior management team of the Racing Post in various operational and commercial roles. Before founding Renatus, Mark was Managing Director of the Racing Post’s Irish operation.
Prior to his career in the Racing Post, Mark was the first employee of FL Partners, an Irish based international private equity firm, where he was actively involved in over €300m worth of transactions.
Mark combines his financial, operational and commercial experience to bring value and energy to all partner companies.
Mark is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters in Accounting from NUI Galway.
Brendan Traynor, Director
Brendan is a co-founder of Renatus. Prior to establishing Renatus, he was a Director in BDO Corporate Finance specialising in M&A, MBO’s/MBI’s, debt and private equity fundraising across a diverse range of sectors and clients.
His career focus and passion is the Irish SME sector and his deal expertise covers sectors such as retail, manufacturing, FMCG, healthcare, avaiation, media, medical devices, food and agriculture, construction, and hotels and leisure.
Brendan is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin
Joan McGrath, Advisor – HR
Joan has supported Renatus since 2019 on HR matters. Supporting recruitment, onboarding and people development at Renatus as well as partnering with the team on key transactions providing HR Due Diligence and strategic HR advice.
Joan was previously the Head of Human Resources at Davy and was a Board Director there for many years and played a key role in numerous acquisitions. During her career, she has worked in a range of industries from microelectronics manufacturing to builders merchants ensuring the people strategy is a core part of business strategy.
Joan has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Masters in Business Studies and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from UCD. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has a Certificate in Governance.
John Dwyer, Chairman
John joined Renatus in 2018 as a Chairman. Prior to Renatus, John spent 30 years at PwC in the UK, 20 years as a Partner, John led the UK and Global Deals business at PwC and was an executive board member of the UK firm.
Prior to that, John led the UK and Global Private Equity business at PwC and worked with firms including 3i Group, Apax Partners, CVC Capital Partners and Cinven.
John is married to Natasha and they have three children. John works between Dublin and London and his charity work includes chairmanship of Irish Youth Foundation UK.
He is an advisor and Board member of Irish digital marketing firm Pigsback and media firm Racing Post.
John is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UCD.