MML. Return on ideas.

When it comes to structuring investments into private Irish business we have one rigid rule. Complete flexibility.

At MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland we create bespoke deals in response to unique opportunities, recognising that while the challenges facing businesses are sometimes similar, the specific details are never the same.

We back ambitious managers of small and medium-sized private businesses located on the island of Ireland to reach the next stage of their evolution, maximizing growth opportunities at home and abroad

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MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland Limited.
Registered Office: 4th Floor, Huguenot House, 35-38 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland. Company Registration Number: 526480

Translating dreams and ambitions into euros and cents.

We provide growth capital to private businesses on the island of Ireland for expansion, acquisitions, recapitalisations and shareholder reorganisations, contributing between €2 million and €12 million as part of each bespoke investment.

At MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland you’ll find experts in structuring elegant financial deals that get the job done. But that’s not the only reason why people come to us.

As an independent firm, each of our team members takes a personal responsibility for our part in your success. The flexibility and creativity of our deal will get you going. The insight and involvement of our team will get you growing.

Company: Prim-Ed Publishing / R.I.C Publications

Description: International educational publisher of teacher resources and student workbooks for primary schools.


Press: Feb ’16 – MML backs Prim-Ed Publishing in 15 million global investment

Status: Current

The negotiations with RIC Publications have been ongoing since March 2015 and we are extremely thankful to our financing partners MML and AIB… Negotiating a deal across five continents involving different time zones, currencies and legal systems, was a complex task. The skills available to us at these significant Irish companies enabled us to get it over the line.

Seamus McGuinness
Managing Director

Company: H&MV Engineering

Description: High Voltage specialist electrical contractor.


Press: Oct ’18 – MML exits its investment in H&MV Engineering

Status: Realised

We are delighted to receive this investment from MML. It is a validation of both the development of the business from inception to date and the future plans to capitalise on the progress that has already been achieved… We feel MML, with its experience of working with ambitious and growth focussed management teams, is the perfect partner for the next stage of our journey. This investment will give H&MV the additional financial strength to expand in its target markets.

PJ Flanagan
Managing Director

Company: IdentiGen

Description: Provider of DNA-based solutions to the agri-food industry with operations in Ireland, UK, USA and Canada.


Press: Apr ’15 – MML Invests in IdentiGEN

Status: Current

This investment from MML comes at an exciting time for our business as we open up new markets and opportunities for our DNA TraceBack product. We are very happy to be working with MML. They have great experience of supporting management teams growing value in their businesses and we look forward to implementing our growth plans with their support.

Ciaran Meghen
Managing Director

Company: Lowe Refrigeration

Description: Refrigeration, catering equipment and temporary kitchen rental services for exhibition, event and retail use.


Press: Sep ’14 – MML backs Lowe Refrigeration

Status: Realised

We are delighted to receive this investment from MML. They rapidly grasped the future potential of the business and, importantly, the management team felt very comfortable working with them from the start of the process. MML has a strong track record of partnering with thriving businesses and supporting their growth ambitions therefore I am very confident that we can now accelerate our development into new regions and new rental markets globally.

Rodney Lowry
Managing Director

Company: Agenda Communications & Conference Services

Description: Independent association and congress manager in the European medical sector.


Status: Current

MML recognised the unique opportunity in our business and supported the management team to acquire the company. Their investment will assist us in continuing to innovate and grow and in providing new value added services to clients.

Carol Fitzpatrick

Company: Fastway Couriers (Ireland)

Description: Parcel delivery services business operating across the island of Ireland serving both B2B and B2C customers.


Press: Apr ’17 – MML backs management buy out at Fastway Couriers (Ireland)

Status: Current

We are delighted to receive this investment and welcome MML into the Fastway Ireland team. We see it as a tremendous validation of our business. MML was our preferred investment partner due to their proven capability of working with growth oriented businesses. The MML team are flexible and creative in their approach and we believe they are the right people to help guide and support us to even greater success over coming years.

Bobby O’Keeffe

Company: SONAS Bathrooms

Description: Leading provider of quality bathroom products, selling through a network of trade resellers throughout the country.


Press: Nov ’17 – SONAS Bathrooms partners with MML

Status: Current

We are very pleased to have found an investment partner in MML who share the ambition Richard and I have for the business. They understand and recognise the SONAS Bathrooms ethos: quality products underpinned by the highest levels of customer service and we look forward to working with them to grow the business for many years to come.

Dermot Usher

Company: Schivo Medical

Description: Leading provider of outsourced design and manufacturing services to medical and life sciences companies.


Status: Current

We are delighted to have MML on board as an investment partner as we take Schivo Medical into its next stage of growth and development. We chose MML as the preferred equity partner as they clearly recognise the potential for the business and share our long-term ambitions for growth.

Graham Reeves

Company: Ashdale Care

Description: Leading provider of specialist residential and therapeutic care for young people.


Status: Current

We are delighted to have MML onboard as an investment partner. Their investment will allow Ashdale to expand capacity and recruit additional social care staff, enabling us to increase our care services and assist a greater number of young people.

Paula Kane

Company: Travel Department

Description: Ireland’s leading tour operator for guided group holidays, offering tours to over 100 destinations around the world with almost 200 different itineraries.


Status: Current

We are delighted to have found an experienced Irish investment partner in MML. The MML team not only shares our vision for the future of the business but recognises the importance of continuing to put the customer at the heart of everything we do.

Sara Zimmerman

Dublin Office

Huguenot House
35–38 St Stephen's Green
Dublin 2

t +353-1-6190000

London Office

Orion House
5 Upper St Martin’s Lane
London WC2H 9EA
United Kingdom

t +44 207 024 2200
f +44 207 024 2201

US Office

3 Stamford Landing,
46 Southfield Avenue,
Suite 330, Stamford, Connecticut 06902, USA

t +1 203 323 9118
f +1 203 323 9119

Paris Office

12–14 Rond-Point
des Champs-Elysées
75008 Paris

t +33 1 5353 1488
f +33 1 5353 1400

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Rory Quirke

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Rory is a Director and Co-head of investments with MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland. Prior to joining MML Ireland Rory spent five years as an Executive Director at TVC Holdings plc, following ten years as an Investment Director with its predecessor Trinity Venture Capital. Rory started his career as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. Rory was previously Non Executive Chairman of Dalata Hotel Group.

Rory is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and gained a BA and MA in Economics from University College Dublin.

Neil McGowan

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Neil is a Director and Co-head of Investments with MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland. Prior to joining MML Ireland, Neil spent 5 years as an Investment Director with FL Partners. Neil started his career with PwC in Dublin, later spending over six years working in investment banking at HSBC and Bank of America in London before relocating to Dublin with Goodbody Corporate Finance.

Neil is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and graduated with a MAcc and BComm from University College Dublin.

Shane Cooke

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Shane is an Investment Director with MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland. Shane has worked on a number of transactions at MML including Lowe Refrigeration, IdentiGEN, Agenda Communications and Ashdale Care and from a portfolio represents MML on the boards of these companies.

Prior to joining MML Ireland in 2014, Shane spent over 6 years as a Manager with Investec Corporate Finance and its predecessor NCB advising on a broad range of M&A and strategic assignments. Shane also completed an internship in the investment banking division of Citigroup, London and for a commercial law firm in Dublin.

Shane holds a BA and MA in Business and Economics from Trinity College, Dublin and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Dublin Institute of Technology.

Christopher Walsh

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Christopher is an Investment Manager with MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland. He has worked on a number of transactions at MML including Fastway Couriers (Ireland), SONAS Bathrooms and The Travel Department. From a portfolio perspective, Christopher represents MML on the boards of both Fastway Couriers (Ireland) and SONAS Bathrooms as well as managing MML’s investment in Prim-Ed Publishing / R.I.C. Publications.

Prior to joining MML Ireland, Christopher spent four years in KPMG Transaction Services performing both buy-side and sell-side due diligence on a wide range of M&A transactions as well advising on IPOs and other strategic assignments.

Christopher is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Bachelor in Business Studies from Trinity College, Dublin.

Stephen Minogue

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Stephen is an Investment Manager with MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland. Prior to joining MML Ireland, Stephen spent over seven years as a Senior Manager with IBI Corporate Finance, the corporate finance advisory arm of Bank of Ireland Group. At IBI, Stephen worked on a broad range of M&A and strategic assignments for both publicly listed and private companies. Stephen is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from University College Dublin.