IPO Strategic Finance Programme 2019/2020

Enterprise Ireland are working in collaboration with the Irish Stock Exchange to support the next wave of Irish companies that are on course for a stock market listing (initial public offering or IPO) in the next 5 years.

TheIPOready programme, also supported by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), builds on the success of the initial IPOready programme from which a group of 10 high-growth, high-potential Irish companies graduated last year.

The programme will also offer opportunities to showcase participant companies to domestic and international investors including a module meeting investors, advisors and other market participants in New York.

Chief Executive of Enterprise Ireland, Julie Sinnamon said, "The IPOready programme is a fantastic opportunity for businesses with global ambition to learn and gain insights from investors, executives and advisors who have played a part in the success of world-leading Irish companies."

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Benefits of the IPOready Programme

Expert Advice: Delivers expert advice from leading executives, advisors and investors on accessing strategic finance, scaling your company and pitching to investors.

Investment Ready: Provides mentors enabling you to get your business investment ready and perfect your equity pitch                                                                   

Investor Access: Access to domestic and international investor organisations to pitch your company’s investment story and receive feedback

Networking: Builds a valuable network of investors, entrepreneurs, experienced industry leaders and corporate advisors for you and your company on your financing journey

What will I learn by Participating?     

IPOready participants will gain:

  • real-life practical insights from Euronext executives, leading plc executives, entrepreneurs, advisors and investors
  • a deep understanding of capital markets, fundraising options and the IPO process
  • knowledge of what being a plc means and why investor relations is important
  • skills in how to scale through acquisition
  • opportunities to pitch your business to potential investors
  • an experienced mentor to guide you during the programme, get your business investment ready and perfect your investment story
  • 1-1 meetings with the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) investment team
  • •a network of investors, advisors and entrepreneurs         

Who can take part in IPOready?

A company can take part in the IPOready programme if it:

  • is generating revenue > 5 million per annum
  • has a track record of growth and potential to accelerate revenues
  • can commit two C-suite executives (eg Chair, CEO, CFO) to take part                

What entrepreneurs think of IPOready

Some testimonials of companies who participated in IPOready

I would recommend the IPOready programme to any growing Irish company looking to access significant finance as a critical strategic enabler of their growth. Even if an IPO is not the ultimate source of that finance, the learnings that I took away from the programme are relavent to any fundraising situation, and were of benefit to Atlantic Therapeutics in our recent equity fundraising. IPOready has provided us a fantastic opportunity to meet other companies in a similar position and to learn from their experiences as well as providing contacts with potential advisors and investors for the future.”
Padraic Clarke, CFO, Atlantic Therapeutics

“IPOready was instrumental to Netwatch in our fund raising efforts. It gave us a deep insight into the funding ecosystem and fund raising process. The modules focusing on pitching to investors helped us to craft an investor pitch with the correct value proposition for our strategic partners. I would recommend IPOready to every company looking to raise strategic finance.”
David Walsh, CEO, Netwatch Systems

“We were delighted to be part of the IPOready programme. It was a natural step in the progression of a high growth business like Finance Ireland, as Ireland’s largest non-bank lender. The programme put us in a positive environment with companies of a similar DNA and gave us access to the expertise and resources needed in considering the suitability of an IPO for our business in the future. We would strongly recommend the programme to other companies with a track record and growth ambitions.”
Laurence Flavin, CFO, Finance Ireland

Launch of IPOready 2019/2020

Thursday 09 May 2019 - 07:45 - No. 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Tuesday 14 May 2019 - 08:00 - The G Hotel, Wellpark, Galway

Wednesday 15 May 2019 - 08:00 - The River Lee Hotel, Western Road, Cork

Click here to register for your preferred date and venue.

How to apply?

Download the IPOready Application Form here.

For further information contact:

Mariam Dadabhay   

Enterprise Ireland Programme Manager   

Enterprise Ireland

Mariam Dadabhay

+353 1 727 2764

Donnchadh Cullinan

Manager, Growth Capital

Enterprise Ireland

Donnchadh Cullinan

Tel:+353 1 727 2162

Orla O'Gorman

Head of Equity Listing Ireland


Orla O'Gorman

+353 1 6175130