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The Challenges Facing Irish Entrepreneurial Businesses – Raising Finance Through an IPO

By Business & Finance
17 October 2018
Lorcan Colclough, Mazars Ireland’s Audit and Advisory Partner

Mazars Ireland’s Audit and Advisory Partner Lorcan Colclough takes us through the key steps to consider when raising finance and the benefits an IPO can have in our collaborative series: The Challenges Facing Irish Entrepreneurial Businesses.


The Irish stock market has historically had very few companies successfully complete an IPO compared to our European counterparts; with only three Irish companies joining the public market in 2017. Here in our most recent video, Lorcan explains the advantages and opportunities an IPO can offer entrepreneurial businesses and the key steps required having recently assisted with the first Irish company to float on the Nasdaq First North.

To find out more, watch the full interview here:

See our previous interview with Audit Director Emer O’Riordan on Driving the Value of your Business here.
See our previous interview with John Bowe, Corporate Finance Partner, on Extracting Value from the Business and Preparing for a Sale here.

At Mazars, working closely with and studying entrepreneurial businesses has highlighted many common challenges facing these companies regardless of their business model or sector. These challenges range broadly from implementing long-term business strategies to the issues surrounding succession planning. At Mazars we are dedicated to helping those who lead entrepreneurial businesses to re-align the focus required to maximise the long-term value of their business.

For more information please see details of the Mazars Optimize programme