Ion Equity

Power in partnership

Ion Equity is an investor in private businesses, primarily in Ireland and the UK. We usually own controlling stakes in our businesses and are active owners, providing strategic and operational capability as needed, with a constant focus on shareholder value creation.

Ion Equity is wholly owned by its partners and staff. We invest our own equity together with capital from institutional and high net worth private investors. Each of our investments is standalone, but they all benefit from the combined strength of the Ion Equity group.

We are proud of the trusted relationships we have established with our company managers, investors, banks, advisors and other partners. We realize that their strength is our strength, and we aim to continue to build these relationships.

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Our Investment Philosophy
We target opportunities where we believe we can drive significant value, and have invested across many industries, including energy generation, retail, media, commodity trading and business services. We believe that shareholder value creation comes from building great businesses, not from financial engineering or market timing

Our motivation as a private owner of businesses is long-term shareholder value creation, aimed at high returns but without excessive risk. Unlike a private equity fund, we do not seek to realize value from our companies within any particular timeline. We will continue to hold our investments in companies as long as we believe we are best positioned to continue to generate strong returns. Sometimes, we will seek to realize our investment through sale, other times we will seek to make our return through dividends, refinancing or simply continuing to grow value in the company.

Our track record is strong, having returned realized profits of €500m to our investors to date, at rates of return far in excess of private equity norms.

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Our Investors
We invest our capital alongside selected institutional and high net worth private investors who find us an attractive avenue to access actively managed private businesses.

Our investors know that we have personally invested a substantial amount in each project, so our interests are fully aligned with them, and we will ensure intense and focused management of the business.

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