About us

Investing for growth. We put Ireland first.
Investing for growth. We put Ireland first.

Cardinal Capital have unrivalled experience of managing and investing in Irish companies across a wide range of sectors. Critically, our experience is backed by a pioneering approach that, in the last 5 years alone, has seen us facilitate over 50 private equity and real estate finance transactions, with a total enterprise value in excess of €2 billion.

Our financial and operating insights seek to maximise every investment and financing opportunity on behalf of our portfolio companies, our clients and our investors.

The Cardinal team culture is one of inclusiveness and innovation, firmly built on ethics, professionalism and performance with a proven track record of delivering significant returns to our investors and partners.

We invest our own capital, alongside fund investors, to support entrepreneurs, corporate management teams and real estate developers in achieving their growth ambitions. The funds that Cardinal advises and manages invest across a wide spectrum of business sectors including technology, food, healthcare, business & financial services and real estate. Our team has long standing experience of managing and investing in international as well as domestic companies across a wide range of sectors.

While we do not invest in products that specifically promote environmental, social or governance (“ESG”) characteristics or products that have sustainable investment as their main objective, ESG is considered as a matter of course by our investment managers in accordance with our ESG Policy and our remuneration policy is consistent with the integration of ESG risk.

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Our Focus

Private
Equity

Access, Influence, Growth

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Real Estate
Finance

Funding risk, Delivering value

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Cardinal Capital invests in Sim Local

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CCI agrees sale of its interest in Learning Pool

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Cardinal Capital invests in Luzern eCommerce Solutions

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Cardinal Capital invests in Mowlam Healthcare

Cardinal Ireland Partners Fund new investment in the Irish market

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CCI sells Carroll Cuisine to Eight Fifty food group

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Carlyle Cardinal Ireland sells AA Ireland to Further Global

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Carlyle Cardinal Ireland Invests in The City Bin Co.

CCI’s 11th investment in the Irish market

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Carlyle Cardinal Ireland Invests in Sports Surgery Clinic

Specialist orthopaedic & sports medicine Hospital to focus on continued Growth of patient services and facilities

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Carlyle Cardinal Ireland Sells GSLS to STAR Capital

Founded in 2004 GSLS has grown to become one of the most advanced secure logistics companies in the Irish market.

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Colian Holdings SA Completes Acquisition of Lily O’Brien’s

Based in Kildare and founded in 1992 by Mary Ann O’Brien in the kitchen of her home, Lily O’Brien’s today employs 120 people at its Newbridge plant.

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