Gareth Cosgrove – Grant Thornton

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Gareth Cosgrove joined Grant Thornton in 2014 as a manager having trained and qualified with a leading mid-tier firm in the areas of corporate finance and private equity, real estate investment and audit.

Gareth has worked with a private equity fund, investing in early stage SMEs across a range of sectors, providing growth capital.

Since joining Grant Thornton, Gareth’s experience has included various fundraising and transaction advisory assignments including fundraising, sell-side mandates, vendor due diligence, completion accounts/”locked box” mechanics, valuation analysis and buy-side loan portfolio engagements .

He has also managed a range of restructuring assignments, including Independent Business Reviews (IBR), strategic options analyses, due diligence and debt restructuring assignments.

Sector experience

Gareth has advised clients across a range of sectors including food & beverage, hospitality, retail, property investment, IT, manufacturing and airlines.

He spent a year working for Ulster Bank global restructuring group (corporate division) where he was involved in several multi-million euro debt restructuring agreements including two high profile hotel chains.

Recent relevant experience includes:

    • transaction advice on MBO of a large Irish travel business;
    • fundraising assistance for an Irish engineering company;
    • fundraising assistance for a leading Irish regional airline;
    • financial review and refinance of a supermarket franchise operator;
    • buy-side due diligence on a US engineering company for an Irish client;
    • vendor due diligence for a large hotel group;
    • Irish loan portfolio analysis and commercial diligence for a UK-based bidder on a number of loan sale projects; and
    • debt restructuring of a large Northern Ireland  property investment group.

Professional qualifications and memberships

Gareth is a member of the Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) and has a Bachelor in Business and Legal Studies (BBLS Hons) from University College Dublin (UCD) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Lindenwood University, Missouri, USA.


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