• Is a Financial Buyer the Right Choice for my Business?

    Smarter Thinking

    Is a Financial Buyer the Right Choice for my Business?

    Over the last few years, we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of financial buyers acquiring tech companies. More and more sellers are choosing to include financial buyers in the mix alongside strategic buyers...

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

    Smarter Thinking

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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