Private companies (New) – WHIreland
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“WHIreland has been supporting our funding actively, by not only making the right introductions but also staying fully engaged until the deal was completed. This proved critical in the current market situation, where WHIreland acted as a strong partner guiding us throughout the process and supporting investor relationships. This has opened a lot of doors for us and has been critical in accelerating our success.”

Deyan Dimitrov, Founder & CEO, Laundryheap

Services for private companies

We have a solution, whatever your ambition.

We understand that businesses require a range of services and need to access various sources of capital throughout their lifecycle. Choosing the right one at the right time is imperative to ensure success. That is why we not only provide solutions to companies in the public markets but are quickly building a reputation for executing successful transactions for our clients in the private arena too.

We raise money for private companies through a wide range of sources of capital, whether you are looking to access funding through our Investor Forum, pre-IPO funding, EIS/VCT funds, or private equity, we have the experience and contact base to ensure that we introduce you to the right investors at the right stage of your development.

Our funding services


Investor Forum

The investor forum enables professional investors to build partnerships with unquoted growth companies looking for capital through private placements of equity and debt.

Subject to you meeting our criteria, we will introduce you to forum members and showcase your company profile within the member website area for potential investors to review.


EIS/VCT funds

The Enterprise Investment Scheme is a UK Government scheme which provides certain tax reliefs to private investors who invest into EIS qualifying, growing British companies, provided the investment is held for a minimum of three years.

We have access to an extensive network of EIS and VCT investors and we are proud of our track record of delivering returns to investors on the transactions we undertake.


Private equity

We can work with any size of company. If you are out of scope for tax reliefs then there are still options available, and our team hold strong relationships with traditional private equity houses.


Pre-IPO funding

An IPO is a very effective option for raising capital for a business and in turn provides a liquidity event for early investors. Through this process, a privately owned enterprise is converted into a company whose shares are traded publically to raise capital. There can be significant benefits for the company, its shareholders and employees in an IPO which include achieving a market value for the shares, facilitating acquisitions through the issue of equity, widening share ownership to include quality, institutional investors, increasing employee incentivisation with share options, tax incentives and raising the company’s market profile.

If you decide to commit to an IPO to raise capital, we will work closely with you and project manage all components of the process. Pre-IPO work is done to ensure the company is “investor ready“ for public company investors who do not have the same degree of connection as the owners of a private company, with appropriate checks and balances to ensure good corporate governance.

“We are thrilled with the success and progress that Hofmeister has made over the last two years. It is fantastic to have the backing of WHIreland. This round of funding was in fact oversubscribed and it is amazing to see this kind of support for our brand. This money will be mainly invested in employing full-time sales people as well as new marketing and POS material. We have a great product, that’s working well and its now about spreading the word.”

Spencer Chambers, Co-Founder of Hofmeister Brewing Company

Zuleika Salter

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“The funding sourced by WHIreland will enable us to put the building blocks in place to further expand the Wolf & Badger offering. We were extremely impressed by the way in which the WHIreland team worked on this transaction to secure a successful outcome for Wolf & Badger to support the next stage of our ambitious growth strategy.”

George Graham, CEO and Founder of Wolf & Badger