Matching the right funding options to your business growth needs:

long term equity, bonds, debt, IPO...

May 30th 2019, The Clayton Hotel. Burlington Road, Dublin.


Growth Capital 2019 Summit

How to raise growth capital by finding the right investors

May 26th,  The Shelbourne

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The capital raising route can be very complex depending on the debt or equity you choose to raise. If you are a successful entrepreneur with a proven business model and are ready to take the next step as you contemplate your capital raising strategy, it’s crucial you are clear on the options that best suit your company.

The Sunday Business Post’s inaugural Growth Capital Summit is aimed at businesses who have been through the early start-up and venture capital stages and now need an infusion in growth capital. You will be an established business that might be expanding your product or service to new markets, developing a new line or even considering acquiring another start-up or small business. As an ambitious entrepreneur with a proven and successful business model, you’ll want to know about the capital raising process and how to get in front of the right investors so that you can take your business to the next level.

The goal of this event is to educate business owners about the available funding options and ease the process of obtaining capital, while showcasing the best opportunities for growth businesses and investors. This is your chance to meet leading investment firms and growth-support organisations, all in one room and all in one day as they share how you can secure funding for an established business with ambitions to grow.


  • Fundraising: Best practices in raising growth capital
  • Private equity: Understanding the difference between growth equity and venture capital
  • Bank debt: the sensible but unsexy option of regular business lending is making a comeback. Why go down the debt-financing route?
  • Alternative funding options for business growth
  • The IPO route: What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a publicly listed company? Listing on Euronext Dublin, Nasdaq First North, AIM London Stock Exchange – the pros and cons of each
  • The role of financial and legal advisors in the fund-raising process: When are they needed? How to engage them?
  • Legal work and due diligence: Prevent legal pitfalls get investment ready
  • How to secure Irish & EU Grants and government funded initiatives to support ambitious high-growth businesses
  • Pitching to investors: How to submit your firm for funding, how to pitch your firm to investors, winning features in great pitches, fatal errors in approaching investors, valuation guidelines and examples, investor examples of winners and losers
  • How to maintain good relations with your company’s investors


Who should attend?

This event will bring together capital sources, CEOs, CFOs and entrepreneurs seeking capital, advisors and deal makers.


Below is a selection of the excellent speakers we have lined up for the day

Orla O’Gorman

Head of Equity Listing Ireland, Euronext

Caroline Keeling

CEO and Managing Director, Keelings

Pat McCann

Chief Executive Officer, Dalata Hotel Group

Joe Barrett

Chief Operations Officer, Applegreen PLC

Marcus Stuttard

Head of UK Primary Markets and Head of AIM, London Stock Exchange

Sandra Whelan

Chief Operations Officer, Immersive VR Education

Rory Godson

Founder and CEO, Powerscourt

Fergal McAleavy

Senior Investment Director, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF)


Single tickets and multi-ticket bundles available

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1 – 3 tickets



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Multi-Ticket Bundle

4 tickets for the price of 3



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Multi-Ticket Bundle

6 tickets for the price of 4



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Multi-Ticket Bundle

10 tickets for the price of 6



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Some feedback from our previous finance sector events:

John O’Connor

Chief Executive, Tynagh Energy

“Good breadth of topics, overall good update on current relevant topics”

Jonathan Kidd

Head of Digital Operations & Robotics, Bank of Ireland

“Excellent event. Great spread of topics and speakers…”

Ken MacDonald

Hooke & MacDonald


Aidan Boyle

Managing Director, Weslin Construction

“Very good. Venue excellent”

Our Sponsors and Supporters

Our valued partners for this event:

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For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact

Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship Sales/ Conferences and Events

Mob: +353 86 8575144


Contact Us

This summit is organised by iQuest and our events partner The Sunday Business Post. If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Jackie Bryan

Conference Facilitator

Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913



Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

The Inaugural Capital Summit takes place in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Leeson Street Upper, Dublin 4

Driving Directions
The hotel is located south of the Grand Canal on Sussex Road (off Upper Leeson Street) in Dublin 4. .

Public Transport
The Aircoach and Dublin Bus routes 7B, 7D, 11, 46a, 116 and 145 stop directly outside the hotel and the Luas Green Line (tram) stops nearby at Charlemont linking to St Stephens Green, Dundrum, Sandyford and Cherrywood business parks.

Tel: +353 1 618 5600
Eircode: D04 A318

Clayton Burlington Road