Xeinadin Group Limited, one of the leading professional services groups in the UK and Ireland, has announced new appointments including the appointment of Keith McDonagh as Director of Corporate Finance, Ireland.
The appointment marks the latest development in the growth of Xeinadin Corporate Finance, a
dedicated division to support the significant market opportunity presented in 2022 to bring
together corporate finance expertise from across Xeinadin’s footprint covering the UK & Ireland
to support the active M&A market.
Keith is a chartered accountant with over 20 years of experience in financial services across
professional practice and banking. He has held management roles in both EY and most recently
at KBC Bank Ireland plc.
He will lead Xeinadin’s corporate finance offering in Ireland, responsible for bringing
knowledge and expertise to Irish business owners looking to buy or sell a business or raise
finance, providing advice around strategic options, exit planning, financial modelling, funding
options including accessing debt and equity finance, and management buy-outs / buy-ins.
Xeinadin is a group of business advisory and accountancy practices in over 120 locations across
the UK and Ireland that provides over 40 service lines to over 50,000 clients, predominantly
small and medium sized businesses and their owner-managers. A fast-growing, acquisitive
Group, it is one of the professional services market’s leading disrupters.
Led by Steven Lindsay and Paul Whitney, Xeinadin Corporate Finance has advised on numerous
recent deals including the acquisition of IT Telemarketing Services (ITTS) by Agent3;
EcoSpeed’s acquisition by distribution business CitySprint; the acquisition of Julian Wadden &
Company by lettings and sales agency Thornely Groves; and the employee ownership trust
based employee buy-outs of both Hardscape Group and Creed Communications.
The division has further strengthened the team with the recruitment of Nathan Clark further
developing the capability of the Corporate Finance service offering, based in Northwest
England. The team has a strong pipeline of transactions it is working on including more
completions it expects to be announced in the coming weeks.
Derry Crowley, CEO, Xeinadin Group, said: “We are pleased to have Keith joining our
corporate finance team. Keith has the right experience and skills to support the growth of our
corporate finance division, particularly in what we anticipate will be a busy year for the division,
given the economic climate.”
Keith McDonagh, said: “I am looking forward to joining Xeinadin Corporate Finance. The
Group is heading in an exciting direction and now is a great time to join the newly dedicated
practice. There are lots of opportunities on the horizon and I’m looking forward to developing
our presence in the Irish market.”