IPO Strategic Finance Programme

Enterprise Ireland are working in collaboration with the Irish Stock Exchange to support the next wave of Irish companies that are on course for a stock market listing (initial public offering or IPO) in the next 5 years.

The 2017 IPOready programme commencing on 21st September 2017 will provide 11 high-growth Enterprise Ireland clients with a structured support programme and deliver skills to their executive teams in raising strategic finance, the IPO process, investor relations and scaling.

The programme, also supported by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), builds on the success of the initial IPOready programme from which a group of 9 high-growth, high-potential Irish companies graduated last year.

A major new feature of the 2017 programme is that ISIF, the Irish State’s €8bn sovereign development fund, has joined as a programme partner to provide each participating company with one-to-one interaction with their investment team and to assess potential investments in the companies.   IPOready will provide extensive support over 15 months to prepare successful applicants for the requirements of raising strategic finance, listing on the ISE and attracting investment from domestic and international shareholders.   It will include mentoring and presentations from corporate finance experts, leaders from ISE-quoted companies, senior ISE executives, investment practitioners, legal, communications and investor relations advisors and entrepreneurs.

The programme will also offer opportunities to showcase participant companies to domestic and international investors including a module meeting investors, advisors and other market participants in New York.

Chief Executive of Enterprise Ireland, Julie Sinnamon said, "The IPOready programme is a fantastic opportunity for businesses with global ambition to learn and gain insights from investors, executives and advisors who have played a part in the success of world-leading Irish companies."

She added, "We are proud to support this programme which equips companies looking to achieve scale with the skills to access strategic finance or go public. It is encouraging to see the companies which graduated from IPOready 2016 already achieving growth on a global level and expanding their workforce.”

For more information see full brochure with testimonials and course structure.                                                                                    

                                                           

For further information contact:

Mariam Dadabhay   

Enterprise Ireland Programme Manager   

Enterprise Ireland

Mariam Dadabhay

+353 1 727 2764

Donnchadh Cullinan

Manager, Growth Capital

Enterprise Ireland

Donnchadh Cullinan

Tel:+353 1 727 2162