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

funding round


Assisted ISL Waste Management with a growth capital round

Deal size - Undisclosed
May 2017

Buy Side


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

Undisclosed
July 2015

Funding Round


Advised Bubblebum on a growth capital round led by a consortium of HNWIs

Deal size - Undisclosed
September 2012

Buy Side


Advised 57 Stars LLC on their investment into Kingsbridge Healthcare Group

£5 million
April 2019