In partnership with Renatus and Bank of Ireland, we organise and host ‘The Real Deal’, Ireland’s premier annual event for SME owners and management. People come together from all over the country to connect and share ideas. The Real Deal gives you the chance to hear from people who have achieved significant success, offering incredible insights into the world of business. The event provides attendees with a unique learning experience and an invaluable networking platform. Also a few good laughs along the way.

The Real Deal 2023

The Real Deal Conference 2023 returned in-person on Wednesday, May 3rd, and took place at the prestigious Goffs in Co. Kildare.

The day kicked off with a Legend of Business interview, featuring the keynote speaker Gene Murtagh of Kingspan, moderated by the exceptional Matt Cooper. The event explored relevant and interesting discussions featuring high-calibre speakers:

  • Kevin O’Loughlin on the risk of companies overselling, customer retention, finding deals and integrating them.
  • Gene Murtagh specifically on what he looks for in people, going public and acquisitions.
  • Niall O’Callaghan on identifying acquisitions.
  • Vicki O’Toole on due diligence and the emotion of selling a business.
  • Jacqui O’Donovan on life post acquisition.
  • PJ Flanagan on owning numbers, taking in investment and vision.
  • Tom Lane on taking on having a growth strategy and taking investment from Renatus.

The Real Deal Brochure, contained a wealth of knowledge. With articles from The Currency’s Ian Kehoe on why Timing Matters to Renatus’ Mark Flood on Life After an Exit, and our CEO Stuart Fitzgerald’s own piece on Due Diligence Lessons. All these and more can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you at The Real Deal 2024!

Real Deal 2023


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