Lioncourt Investments, a business founded by well-known investors David Andrews and Michael Tunney, has acquired the Dublin language school ECM College for a deal valued at over €1 million.
Lioncourt Investments-backed Lioncourt Homes has been recognised by the Sunday Times as one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK.
The annual survey of all private companies in the UK has placed Lioncourt Homes in 25th position in the list of the fastest growing companies in the UK, and 2nd in the Midlands Region.
Michael Lynch has been appointed Funding & Investment Manager at Lioncourt.
Michael’s role at Lioncourt will focus on origination of new investments, portfolio management as well as managing new and existing investor relationships. Lioncourt seeks to partner with exceptional management teams to successfully grow and develop businesses and is actively seeking new opportunities.
Michael qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG before joining GLG Research as a Research Manager focused on Energy and Industrials. He then moved to Raglan Capital where he was involved in transactions in oil and gas, life sciences and services.
He has a degree in Business and Law from University College Dublin.
The Real Experience Group, an investee company of Lioncourt, are delighted to announce the addition of a new business to its portfolio by completing the acquisition of The English Studio on 26 May 2015.
A business ideally located in central London offering high quality accredited English Language Training. Teaching English to over 6,000 foreign students annually who travel to London from over 80 countries worldwide.
The English Language Training market has been in our sights for some time and this acquisition will give The Real Experience Group a solid platform to grow a group of quality language schools across the UK, Ireland and US.
British Housebuilder Lioncourt Homes has made an £8m (€11m) operating profit in the year to the end of March, after selling two sites for £21m.
Lioncourt Homes hopes to more than double its workforce over the next two years after raising almost £25m to fund its expansion across the West Midlands, according to Chief Executive Colin Cole.
Valeo Foods, a Lioncourt investee company, is set to acquire coffee maker Robert Roberts and health food company Kelkin from DCC plc.
Lioncourt Homes has sought permission to build 800 houses and apartments on a 104-acre site between Tamworth Road, Sandpits Lane and Bennetts Road South, north of Coventry.
Charlie Nolan has been appointed senior investment analyst at Lioncourt Investments. A chartered accountant, he joins from KPMG Corporate Finance.