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 (in joint venture with The Carlyle Group through the Carlyle Cardinal Ireland (CCI) Fund) 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.

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Our Focus


Access, Influence, Growth

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Real Estate

Funding risk, Delivering value

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In The News

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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Twinlite secures €90m funding for build-to-rent schemes

Property developer Twinlite has secured finance of €90 million from Cardinal Capital Group and Bank of Ireland

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WLR Cardinal refinances Barrett’s return to development

Billionaire Wilbur Ross’s vehicle backs D4 apartments plan

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Selected Portfolio Companies