BGF, the UK-based investor in growing companies, has expanded its investment team into the Republic of Ireland with the appointment of Leo Casey.
Casey will officially join in September from IBI Corporate Finance where he was a director and board member.
Based in Dublin, he has more than 17 years’ experience and knowledge of the Irish mid-market, helping Irish owner managed and family businesses secure growth capital.
Last year, Casey completed significant deals on behalf of Ireland’s Americk Packaging, Arconics and Retail InMotion.
Before IBI, he worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in Paris, and began his career at PwC in Dublin.
Casey will lead BGF’s Dublin office, with responsibility for identifying, investing and supporting businesses throughout the Republic of Ireland with a requirement for longer-term and patient capital to support growth plans.
Initially, he will be working closely with existing BGF team members, David Gammie and Paddy Graham, but efforts to grow a local Dublin-based team will follow in alignment with increased investment and involvement in the Republic of Ireland.