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THE REAL DEAL 2019
The Real Deal 2019 Highlights Video
The Real Deal 2019 Panellists Highlights
Legend of Business Interview
Breege O’Donoghue – Ethics and Values for business
Breege O’Donoghue – The importance of people within an organisation
Breege O’Donoghue – Identifying skills for management
Breege O’Donoghue – Fitting the business culture
Breege O’Donoghue – Customer Relations
Breege O’Donoghue – Bricks and Mortar
Breege O’Donoghue – Breaking into America
Breege O’Donoghue – Performance of employees and new staff
Breege O’Donoghue – Integrating culture into a new country
Deals of the Year
Donagh Kelly – Entrepreneurship and Scaling the Business
Donagh Kelly on KN Group joining Circet
Donagh Kelly – Capability
Donagh Kelly on “Loyalty”
David McKernan – Driving Java Republic’s growth
David McKernan – Selling Java Republic
David McKernan – Going “All In”
David McKernan – Exiting the business
Nikki Evans – Financing growth
Nikki Evans – Preparing for a sale
Nikki Evans – Management teams and scaling the business
People and Culture
Alan Cox – The importance of communication
Alan Cox – Embedding a culture post acquisition
Alan Cox – Values for building culture
Liam Sheedy – Building Culture
Liam Sheedy on “lighting the fire within them”
Liam Sheedy – Integrating Data and Analytics with culture
Liam Sheedy – Giving it a 100%
Liam Sheedy – Ticking all the boxes
Helen Tynan – Mentoring and Coaching
Helen Tynan – Giving your employees a voice
Helen Tynan – Employee Wellbeing
Bobby Healy – CarTrawler Strategy
Bobby Healy – Founding Manna.Aero
The future of drone delivery
Bobby Healy – Changing structure while growing
Mary McKenna – Taking care of customers
Mary McKenna – Raising your own standards
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.
Jane Martin, 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
Greg Dilger, Strategic Advisor
Greg Dilger is a former Executive Director of NCB Stockbrokers and Investec Wealth & Investment.
He is an investor and advisor to Renatus and brings years of relevant experience to our team.
Greg is also currently a Non-Executive Director of Brewin Dolphin Ireland.
Joan McGrath, HR Advisor
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.
Conor Mehigan, Associate Director
Conor joined Renatus Capital Partners in 2021 as an Associate Director. Conor has responsibility for screening, assessment and structuring of new investments and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Renatus, Conor spent five years in IBI Corporate Finance specialising in M&A, debt and private equity fundraising for private and public companies across a range of sectors. Prior to his career in IBI Corporate Finance, Conor spent four years in Deloitte’s Corporate Finance Division, specialising in Transaction Services
Conor is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BSc in Finance from University College Cork
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.