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Shortlist for the Insider Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards 2022

In addition, big congratulations to our portfolio companies GenoME Diagnostics LtdB-SecurCirdan LtdSelazar and Datactics all of which have been nominated for 'Deal of the Year' in their respective categories.

Bank-funded Deal of the Year

  • Refinance of banking facilities for Clanmill Housing Association - (Danske Bank, TLT Solicitors, Elliott Duffy Garrett Solicitors, Savills Financial Consultants)
  • Growth funding for Hughes Mushroom Group - (HSBC UK, Maneely McCann, CBRE, DWF, Shoosmiths)
  • Funding for factory build for Finnebrogue Vegetarian Company - (Danske Bank, A&L Goodbody, Carson McDowell LLP, Lisney, Johnston Houston, Ulster Bank)
  • Management-backed acquisition of Natural World Products by MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland - (HSBC UK, EY, Tughans, Mills Selig, HNH, Roland Berger, Pinsent Masons)



  • Sale of IF R&D Tax Credits to ABGI - (Radius CF, Mills Selig)
  • Acquisition of Newry Veterinary Centre by Vet Partners - (Keenan CF, Davidson McDonnell, Mills Reeve)
  • Investment in Cattle Eye by Techstart Ventures, Seventure Partners and Turntide Technologies - (Tughans, Keystone Law)
  • Growth funding in Pivotal Group by Whiterock Finance - (A&L Goodbody, Tughans)
  • Sale of Forth Communications to Mail Metrics - (ASM Chartered Accountants)
  • Investment into GenoME Diagnostics by Co-Fund NI, Qubis and Deepbridge Capital - (Clarendon Fund Managers, Tughans)

Deal of the Year (£2.5m-£10m)

  • Investment in B-Secur by First Capital Ventures - (Clarendon Fund Managers, Kernel Capital, Wharton Asset Management, Accelerated Digital Ventures, Tughans, Wilson Sonsini)
  • Investment in RGM Vent by Foresight Group - (Benchmark International, Edwards & Co., PKF-FPM, HNH, TLT LLP, RP Advisory, Confidas, FWB Park Brown, Amplifi Talent, KryptoKloud, Marsh Commercial)
  • MBO of NiSoft Holdings - (Crescent Capital, MAH Sustainability PTE, Withers KhattarWong, Mills Selig, Davidson McDonnell, A&L Goodbody)
  • Investment in Dolyns (FAST Technologies holding company) by Bloc Blinds - (Davidson McDonnell, Moore NI, Tughans, Grant Thornton)
  • Investment in Hospital Services Group by Foresight Group - (Tughans, RPL Advisory, Grant Thornton, Mills Selig)
  • Investment in Cirdan Imaging by Future Fund, Kernel Capital, Kainos, Invest NI and Clarendon Fund Managers - (Millar McCall Wylie, Tughans, Ashurst)

  • Sale of EuroAuctions to Richie Bros - (EY, Jeffries, A&L Goodbody)
  • Sale of Elite Pizzas to Racz Group - (Mills Selig, Grant Thornton, The Endeavour Partnership)
  • Investment in MetaCompliance by Tenzing - (Tughans, Beltrae Partners, Marks Baughan, Osborne Clarke)
  • Sale of Aqualla Brassware to FM Mattsson Mora Group - (Davidson McDonnell, TLT NI LLP, Grant Thornton)
  • Investment in Learning Pool by Marlin Equity Partners - (Beltrae Partners, MMW, A&L Goodbody)
  • Acquisition of Neueda by Version 1 Software UK - (Mills Selig, Maples and Calder, Carson McDowell)


  • Graeme McKinstry, Foresight Group
  • Emma-Louise Gilroy, Keenan CF
  • Darren Marley, Mills Selig
  • Chris Trotter, Clarendon Fund Managers

  • Investment in AquaQ Analytics by Sovereign Capital Partners - (Deloitte, Carson McDowell, EY, DWF)
  • Buyout of investors and investment in Selazar by a global private equity firm - (Clarendon Fund Managers, HCA Corporate Finance, Foresight Group, Tughans, Browne Jacobson, PwC Dublin, Co-Fund NI)
  • Investment in B-Secur by First Capital Ventures - (Clarendon Fund Managers, Kernel Capital, Wharton Asset Management, Accelerated Digital Ventures, Tughans, Wilson Sonsini)
  • Investment in Eolas Medical by Samaipata II Capital, FCR and MNL (Ascension) - (Davidson McDonnell, Carson McDowell, Harper James Solicitors)
  • Acquisition of Natural World Products by a Newco funded by MML Growth Capital Partners, 57 Stars and the NWP management - (EY, Mills Selig, HNH, Tughans)
  • Investment in Datactics by Par Equity, Kernel Capital, Invest NI and others - (Tughans, A&L Goodbody, TLT LLP)

  • PKF-FPM Accountants
  • EY
  • Grant Thornton (NI) LLP