The Challenges Facing Irish Entrepreneurial Businesses – Raising Finance and Preparing for Expansion

Partner Content, Video | Wed 31 Oct | Author – Business & Finance
Mazars Ireland’s Corporate Finance Director David Lucas

Mazars Ireland’s Corporate Finance Director David Lucas takes us through the options to consider when looking to raise finance; particularly with the emergence of alternative lenders in the Irish Market in recent years.


Following the financial downturn there has been many changes within the global funding market. In Ireland we have seen an emergence of alternative lenders and private equity firms as an option to Irish businesses seeking funding for expansion. The Irish banking sector remains an important funding option but its over dependence has led to a funding gap. There are now more options in the Irish funding market, David highlights the key considerations to take into account when looking to fund business growth and the key steps required in securing this funding.

To find out more, watch the full interview here:

See our previous interview with Audit & Advisory Partner Emer O’Riordan on Driving the Value of your Business here and with Tax Director Ken Killoran on incentivising staff here.

Mazars Corporate Finance are a full service offering of M&A, Debt Advisory, Valuation and Fund raising services.

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