Business supports and managing cashflow

  • Event: Business supports and managing cashflow
  • Date: 21/09/2020
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Venue: Online Course, Webinar, Via Zoom,
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This webinar will cover the following areas to help support those in the business community during these difficult times. The webinar will be presented by Dara Kelly, Corporate Finance Partner at Grant Thornton.

Topics that will be discussed during the session include:

  • Funding Environment
  • What are funders looking for?
  • Summary of EI, DBEI & SBCI Supports
  • Managing cashflow


Dara joined Grant Thornton in 2005 as part of the advisory team. He has extensive experience in advisory services, and was admitted to the Partnership in 2016.

From 2013 to 2016, Dara was based in New York where he led the Grant Thornton U.S. Irish Business Group.

The role involved assisting US corporations execute development strategies into European markets. During his three years in New York, Dara also worked closely with the US transaction services team on significant buy side transactions for large private equity clients and investment banks.

Dara’s recent experience includes:

  • accelerated M&A process on behalf of multiple retail and hospitality businesses;
  • independent business reviews and strategic advice reports on behalf of a number of financial institutions including Ulster Bank, AIB and Bank or Ireland;
  • transaction advisory services for several multinational PLCs; and
  • transaction advisory services on behalf of various financial services firms across Ireland, UK, Luxembourg, USA, and Cayman Islands.

Sector Experience

Prior to 2013, Dara worked in the Irish advisory team where he gained valuable experience working on a number of complex corporate finance assignments including MBO’s, bank financing/re-financing, valuations and fund raisings.

His main area of expertise is in corporate finance, transaction advisory services and corporate restructuring and he has extensive experience in providing strategic advice to leading Irish corporates and financial institutions.

Dara’s skill set also incorporates experience from the provision of International Business Reviews, strategic option papers and exit strategies to both accelerated and controlled mergers and acquisitions, obtaining maximum value for his clients.

Professional qualifications and memberships

Dara is an associate of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) and holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland.


This webinar is Free of Charge. Please register online to secure your place.

The link to join the online session will shared with all registrants 24 hours before scheduled time.

Shannon Chamber Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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