Frank Coombes- Director, Coombes Corporate Finance Ltd(“CCF”)

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    Speaker Bio:

    Frank Coombes (FCA) is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland. Frank has over 20 years experience in Corporate Finance, gained in both Industry and Practice, and this includes the following:

    • Founding Director of specialist corporate finance company Coombes Corporate Finance Ltd (“CCF”). CCF specialises in advising SME and owner managed businesses in raising funds, acquisitions, disposals and financial planning.
    • Oran Waste Ltd – Frank was Group as Strategic Director, reviewing the strategic direction of the UK division of the group and identifying and executing further acquisitions.
    • Deloitte – Director of Corporate Finance – Frank founded and lead the corporate finance team in Cork where he had the largest corporate finance practice outside of Dublin.
    • Irish Life & Permanent Plc – Frank was Executive Finance Manager (Retail) responsible for all aspects of internal management reporting within the Retail Division and a cost budget of €85m
    • Frank qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen, the fifth largest accountancy practice in Ireland at the time.

    Therefore Frank has vast experience in the field of Corporate Finance and this experience includes acquisitions, disposals, fund raising, etc.  Frank has worked in various industries and so his experience is not limited to consulting practice, but includes valuable experience gained in the “on the ground” in industry.

    Presentation Title:

    Sources of finance and tips in raising finance for SME companies

    Presentation Synopsis:

    Many SME companies are looking to expand, do acquisitions or require working capital. While the high street banks are back in the market as a funding option, SME companies still find it difficult and timely to secure such finance.  All is not lost – currently there are a range of options available for funding including grants, the traditional bank debt, mezzanine debt and equity.  CCF will bring you through the options available, the potential sources, the suitability of such funding options and some tips on how to prepare and secure finance.”