Craig Holmes


Managing Director


History

  • Managing Director – HNH 2011-present
  • Director – Enterprise Equity Fund Management 2005-2011
  • Manager – Deloitte 2001-2005
  • Senior Associate – PwC 1997-2001

Profile

  • Craig was a founder of HNH, which has won NI CF Team of the Year on five occasions. He has been involved in private equity and M&A transactions for over 20 years, both as an advisor and an investor.
    Craig has led some of HNH’s largest PE and M&A transactions including:
  • Acquisition of Alumasc Facades from Alumasc PLC by Kilwaughter Minerals (Lead Advisor, Buyside)
  • Sale of FoodCo Ltd to the Henderson Group (Lead Advisor, Sellside)
  • Investment in 352 Medical by 57 Stars LLC (Lead Advisor, Buyside)
  • Acquisition of Boojum and PE Investment by Renatus Capital (Lead Advisor, Buyside)
  • Sale of Maydown Precision Engineering from Bombardier (Lead Advisor, Sellside)
  • Acquisition of Ulster Business Magazine for Independent News & Media PLC (Lead Advisor, Buyside)
  • Private Equity Investment in Lowe Rental by MML (Lead Advisor, Sellside)
  • Sale of Camperco Ltd to Apollo Toursim and Leisure PLC (Lead Advisor, Sellside)
  • Start-up and Developments Capital-raises for Click Energy (Lead Advisor)
  • He has previously advised companies such as Almac and Bushmills. He has been an Non-Executive Director for 10 companies as an Investor, including Sepha Holdings, Kelsius Ltd, Intelesens and Bluechip Technologies.
  • Craig also founded and is Chairman of the Quarterly in NI (“QUINI”) network, which develops links between Funders and Advisors for companies across the UK, Ireland and beyond.
  • Craig is a Board Member of the Pandea Corporate Finance Network, the international network of Independent Corporate Finance firms to which HNH belongs.

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountants Ireland – Fellow Chartered Accountant
  • European Venture Capital Association – EVCA Training Institute – Investor Relations Master Class
  • British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) – Foundation Course
  • Cranfield School of Management/BVCA – Driving Company Value Programme
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Entrepreneurship Development Programme
  • University of Ulster – M.A. European Business
  • Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (Lille I) – Undergraduate Placement
  • Queens University of Belfast (QUB) – B.Sc. (Hons) Industrial Management


Transactional Experience

Buy Side


Acted as advisers to an MBI team and Renatus Capital on the aquisition of Boojum

Undisclosed
July 2015

Funding Round


Advised the Lowe Rental shareholders on the investment by MML Capital

Deal size - Undisclosed
August 2014

funding round


Advised Click Energy on the raising of development capital from private HNWs

Deal value undisclosed
February 2015

Buy Side


Advised 57 Stars LLC on their investment into Kingsbridge Healthcare Group

£5 million
April 2019