Why an Irish private equity firm wants movement on angel tax relief

Why an Irish private equity firm wants movement on angel tax relief

Elkstone is calling for the terms of Enterprise and Investment Incentive (EII) legislation to be amended to get much needed equity to Irish early-stage ventures and to encourage a culture of angel investing here similar to the United States. According to Alan Merriman, Chairman “The Irish...

Kate Fullen Joins Elkstone Venture Team

We are delighted to announce that Kate Fullen has joined the Venture team at Elkstone to assist in managing the deal pipeline and assessing new investment opportunities. Kate graduated with First Class Honours from Trinity College with a degree in Law and Business. Whilst studying...

Elkstone Closes High-Quality Real Estate Deal During Pandemic

  Bank of Ireland, Balbriggan has been acquired by Elkstone for €5.5m. The Property has a 14 year unexpired lease to Bank of Ireland and the transaction was funded by Elkstone clients and senior debt from Ulster Bank. Commenting on the deal, Ciarán McIntyre said “In the...

Family Offices Can Propel The EU Venture Capital Ecosystem

Some of the oldest venture firms were developed as the investment arms of wealthy families. This piece published by Forbes looks at how families struggle to find an approach to VC investment that works for them, which is where family offices with their financial strength...

Venture Deal News – Kontainers is acquired by Descartes

Well done to all at Kontainers, a provider of client-facing digital freight execution platforms, following the announcement that they are being acquired by Canadian company Descartes Systems Group, a leading provider of solutions to freight forwarders with more than 10,000 forwarding customers across the globe. Elkstone has...

Alan Merriman Interview on The Entrepreneur Experiment

Alan Merriman speaks to Gary Fox of The Entrepreneur Experiment podcast, about Ireland's start-up ecosystem and reveals exactly what he seeks in a founder and a venture investment, as well as his own personal account of how he got started in venture investing. There are many...

Elkstone’s Portfolio COVID-19 Response Initiatives

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Best of luck to all at TES and Trinity SMF

Elkstone has been delighted to support the next generation of entrepreneurs and investors in Trinity Student Managed Fund and TES - Trinity Entrepreneurial Society. Best of luck to the members of each group who will soon finish their time at Trinity. Thank you to the leadership...