What is Succession Solutions?

There are many examples in Irish business of long-established family businesses passing to the third and fourth generations and beyond. However, there are significantly more who have not got to that stage, primarily because they didn’t adequately address one or more of the key considerations with sufficient care or regard.


How can Renatus help?

  • Equity ownership
  • Bringing family members into the business
  • Family members not involved in the business
  • Remuneration
  • Retirement
  • Strategic planning



Proven & trusted investment professionals

Right from the outset, our offering is decisive, clear and discreet. People choose Renatus because we are proven investment professionals. Trust runs through everything we do; the journey is informed and focused.

Our investors are people like you

We also understand that relationships are important drivers of the business. We are backed by self-made entrepreneurs who want to help. We share this network of entrepreneurs and investors with our partners.

We share the business growth & development path with you

We bring management’s vision to life with a supportive investment and our own experience and know-how. We’re hands-on when needed in the boardroom or when making decisions around key talent and hands-off when not.

We deliver on our promises

We deliver on our promises, we support management teams and help companies realise potential.


To keep all your information confidential. Loose lips sink ships.

To respond quickly and thoughtfully. We don’t believe in time-wasting or slow decision making. We move fast.

To be honest and act with integrity in all our dealings with you. Relationships are important to us.

To lead with our best offer and clearly explain our rationale of same.

Only to make an offer that we have the capability and intention to follow through on.

To adhere to any mutually agreed deadlines.

To be transparent and communicate clearly and act with the utmost transparency in all our dealings.

Not to get in your way but we will support.

To work tirelessly to help your business reach its potential.

MBO Case Study: Rennicks Group

In November of 2017, Renatus partnered with the management team of the Rennicks Group, a leader to complete a Management Buyout of the business.

“Renatus were clear and detailed from the outset about what our agreement would be. Renatus never moved the goal posts once, great partners in negotiations with both banks and vendors. This was of huge comfort as I had only one shot at an MBO and the guys supported this and helped me realise my dream of owning the company I’ve run for 35 years. They have been supportive in many ways since we acquired the business and we are enjoying the journey with them.”

Michael Flanagan, Rennicks MD / MBO Partner



Listen to Mike’s Story

Management Buy-In (MBI)


What Is a Management Buy-In (MBI)

A management buy-in (MBI) is a corporate action in which an outside manager or management team purchases a controlling ownership stake in an outside company and replaces its existing management team.

Why an MBI?

The target company is acquired by outside investors when the company’s decision-makers consider it to be underperforming, and the company’s products could generate greater than current yields with the proposed change in current business strategy and/or management.

How it works

Once the transaction is complete, the buyer officially becomes the owner of the company’s management and can nominate their representatives as the board of directors.

MBI Case Study: Boojum

Renatus partnered with the David and Andrew Maxwell in 2015 to complete a Management Buy-In of Boojum, a Belfast-headquartered burrito restaurant group. Boojum is now the fastest growing growing and largest burrito restaurant group on the island of Ireland

“We were wary talking to private equity partners but the Renatus guys felt like peers and we were comfortable with them from day one. From the outset Renatus have been very supportive through the senior partners input, their help in supporting the team and through the doors their investors have opened.”

David Maxwell, Boojum MD / MBI Partner

Listen to David’s Story


Renatus typically makes investments in Irish and UK companies with enterprise values of €5 million and above, providing equity investment of €2 million or more.

We partner with ambitious management teams and great companies to provide solutions for:

Succession Solutions

Buyouts / Buy-Ins

Funding for
Organic Growth

Acquisition Funding

Shareholder Sales



We make quick and timely investment decisions and have the capability to quickly move through the deal execution process.


We facilitate growth and create value by focusing on the areas where we can make the greatest contribution, these are set out below.

Renatus is backed by a collective of self-made entrepreneurs who are
experts in their respective industries, passionate about business and
love to work with and share their experience with our partners.

We have access to a pool of co-investing experts across a diverse
range of industries. This pool can be tapped to strengthen the board
with individuals that have extensive industry experience and are
deeply passionate about the industry.

We have a network of top-class talent across the various
functional areas of a business. If a gap exists, this talent can be
“plugged in” as a part-time/full-time executive or as a non-executive
to boost business performance

Having spent many years in advisory & operational roles, each of
Renatus’ Directors brings with them a unique blend of strategic,
commercial and operational expertise to our partner companies that
significantly enhance strategy formulation and decision-making

We act as an In-house corporate finance & consulting team for our
partners, providing thorough market research, strategy review &
assisting in its formulation as well as evaluating and executing
potential bolt-on acquisitions and negotiating with banks.Entrepreneurs Club of InvestorsPool of Co-Investing ExpertsNetwork of top-class TalentOperational and Strategic ExpertiseIn-House Corporate Finance & Consulting Team


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