"We engaged Dermot Grant and Origin Corporate
Finance to examine our shareholding arrangements and advise on restructuring
our partnership. Dermot led us through the options available to us
and articulated a concise and workable strategy which proved to be
the best solution for our future business needs. At all times he
was rational, insightfuland totally impartial. Dermot ensured we
completed our transaction to thesatisfaction of all parties and he
was hugely influential in putting Amrop' future on a sound commercial
Sheamus Considine MD Amrop Strategis
"We chose Origin Corporate Finance to advise us on all aspects of the sale of our medical distribution company to Sisk Healthcare. We found them to be extremely competitive and quick to respond to our needs. We were overwhelmed by their persistence and determination to get the right deal. Their attention to detail resulted in a first class outcome. A great service provided by great people. Origin Corporate Finance have my highest recommendation".
William Costello, Managing Director Synapse Medical.
"We have found Origin's service to be both professional and courteous and would have no hesitation in recommending their company".
Barry Smith, Managing Director, Abcon Industrial Products Ltd.
I engaged Mr. Dermot Grant of Origin Corporate Finance to help and advise me in connection with the selling of my Civil Engineering Company, Invicta Engineering Ltd to two of my Associates.
At all times I received a most helpful understanding and professional service insofar as the negotiations were concerned and I was pleased with the outcome which was fair and much appreciated by all involved.
Christopher S Pringle, C. S. Pringle Ltd.
Dermot Grant and Ann-Marie Reddy of Origin, played a very productive role in our acquisition of Three Rivers Oil. Their judgment and tenacity were essential ingredients in this deal. I was particularly impressed by their capacity to listen, and with their tactical skills.
Great people to have on your side.
Pat Nevin, Managing Director Jones Distribution Ltd.
"Dermot Grant and Origin played a pivotal role in us landing Kensington plc, who founded the specialist mortgage market in the U.K., as a partner and majority shareholder in Start. Throughout the process, Dermot called it right each time and his ability to get to the core of an issue and identify a clear path was fundamental to our success.
The Start senior team have many years experience in financial services including acquisitions and continue to be impressed with Origins professionalism and ability to turn out work of the highest quality."
David Ingram, Start Mortgages Ltd.
"When we were approached by the Spectra Group to acquire our business it was without hesitation that we appointed Dermot Grant and Ann-Marie Reddy of Origin to handle the transaction. Negotiations were conducted extremely efficiently and within two months the deal was concluded to the satisfaction of both parties. It was a remarkably short space of time for such a complex deal."
Michael O'Neill, Managing Director, One Hour Photo (1981 - 2003)
"Dermot Grant took charge of the MBO team in a calm and professional manner. His team analysed the business, formed a plan and implemented it.
During difficult times he was a rock of commonsense and calm assurance. In summary, he said what he would do and he did it."
Donal O'Brien, Managing Director, John Paul Construction
"Dermot put together a clear and well structured package for the buyout and backed this up with his negotiating skills. We got the deal we were looking for."
Paul Penman, London School of Marketing
"We found that Origin Corporate Finance were not only extremely professional in how they engaged with us, but their friendly, pragmatic approach simplified our options and allowed us to make confident decisions about the future of our business."
Nicola O' Neill, Managing Director, Harvest Resources Ltd.
"Dermot Grant's advice was professional and the preparation of the valuation was detailed and comprehensive. The sale of my share-stake would not have been as successful without his contribution.
If one was asked to describe the entire process in a few words, I would have to say... 'Well planned, calculated and executed, it is obvious that there is a lot of experience behind Origin Corporate Finance'"
Gonzalo Duboy, D&G Products Ltd
"We chose Origin Corporate Finance because of their track record in MBO deals. Dermot's advice and 'close quarters' strategic guidance meant we achieved all our objectives in buying out one of the Windmill Lane Group's business divisions. And that includes still having the same number of friends we started out with."
John Ingram, Managing Director, Windmill Lane Corporate Communications
"We were extremely impressed with the knowledge, speed and the professional manner with which our Management Buy Out was handled."
David and Karen Bates, Brita Ireland
"Dermot Grant managed to be a core member of our acquisition team whilst retaining a close empathy with the needs of our financial backers--------an essential contribution"
Pat Nevin, Jones Distribution.
"I found the service invaluable, highly confidential, thoroughly professional, and absolutely essential. I could not recommend 'Origin' highly enough".
Joe Lynam, Managing Director, Heavey Insurances LTD.
"The team at Origin Corporate Finance, led by Dermot Grant, were fundamental to the successful reorganisation of our shareholding structure last year. The key word that springs to mind is confidence. He was confident in us, in himself and in the strategy employed on our behalf. Confident from the start that we would get the necessary funds and confident that we would end up with the right solution. Everything originated from that position and all was delivered as promised. we haven't looked back since"
Peter Boucher, Managing Director, Cimco
"I was particularly impressed with the approach of Origin Finance. Before they decided to take on the role of negotiating our merger, they took the time not only to learn about our business but to actually decide themselves the pros and cons from a business and also a personal perspective for the management team of Advance Systems Ireland. Their natural ability to negotiate on a friendly keel and yet maintain a professional approach was not only impressive but very important particularly at the more delicate stages of the negotiation process. They are the only choice in company mergers."
Gary Corcoran, Advance Systems Ireland