• The Rise (and Rise) of European Payments M&A

    Smarter Thinking

    The Rise (and Rise) of European Payments M&A

    15th April 2019

    The European payments market continues to demonstrate impressive growth. Globally M&A in payments is strong. In Q4 2018, payments registered the fastest quarter-on-quarter growth in M&A deals in the financial services sector (30.8%), despite only...

  • View from the Valley: Irish Fintech in the Bay

    Smarter Thinking

    View from the Valley: Irish Fintech in the Bay

    26th March 2019

    By Sheana O’Sullivan I recently attended Irish Fintech in the Bay hosted by Enterprise Ireland, the economic development agency of the Irish Government. It was a great opportunity to meet some of the up-and-coming fintech companies...

  • February Deal of the Month: OakNorth raises $440 million

    Demystifying M&A

    February Deal of the Month: OakNorth raises $440 million

    14th March 2019

    By Jason Purcell In February, OakNorth raised $440m from Softbank and the Clermont Group, at a valuation of $2.8bn. This is an impressive deal from OakNorth that cements their credentials as one of the leading...

  • Sector Spotlight on Germany: Industry 4.0

    Thought Leadership

    Sector Spotlight on Germany: Industry 4.0

    21st January 2019

    By Jason Purcell The fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, is set to transform the manufacturing industry as we know it. Machine to machine communications of “things” connected via the Internet of Things...

  • FirstCapital Culture

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    FirstCapital Culture

    18th December 2018

    The FirstCapital team talks about our company culture, including their personal experiences and opportunities available to them.

  • How to react to an inbound approach from a buyer

    Demystifying M&A

    How to react to an inbound approach from a buyer

    5th December 2018

    By Jason Purcell It is an exciting moment for a founder or CEO when a potential buyer approaches you and expresses an interest in acquisition. Especially if it is a tech giant from Silicon Valley...

  • FirstCapital advises on secondary buyout for Miles 33

    News

    FirstCapital advises on secondary buyout for Miles 33

    29th November 2018

    Miles 33 Group Ltd (“Miles 33″), a leading supplier of digital publishing software, has completed a secondary management buyout funded by Ethos Partners and Santander. This deal provides exciting new opportunities for Miles 33, and...