About Us

Business Venture Partners (BVP) was founded in 2004 as a corporate finance adviser for SME/owner managed businesses. The investment team is comprised of Elliott Griffin, Ronan Smith, Edel Coen and Mark Ruane and the team skills combine deep industry knowledge with experience in venture investing, corporate finance and international expansion. The team works on behalf of its clients buying and selling companies, raising finances, working with start-ups and advising on strategic growth, business succession and owner exits.

Since 2007, BVP has successfully raised and managed 10 Simple Green BES and EII Funds. We have invested, on behalf of our investors, in some of Ireland’s most innovative companies such as Celtic Bioenergy, EFT Controls, and UrbanVolt. Our investment strategy is to spread investments over project finance and a portfolio of high potential companies. Our philosophy is to work hard with each investment to deliver valuable support for the company promoters and build shareholder value for our investors.

In 2016 BVP launched The 10th BVP Green EII Fund. The fund provides eligible investors with the opportunity to avail of up to 40% income tax relief and provides the investor access to a portfolio of cleantech companies and renewable energy projects. The 11th Green Fund will be launched in Q4 2017. Click here to request additional information.