The deal marks the continued growth of DC Advisory’s international footprint – now nearly 700 bankers in 23 locations - and makes IBI Corporate Finance – powered by DC Advisory, the only independent international investment bank in the country.

Richard Madden, DC Advisory UK CEO, said: “We are delighted that IBI has decided to join DC Advisory, and that we’ve gained a team that we genuinely cannot wait to work with.
“IBI has a unique reputation in the market, and we look forward to complementing their talent and relationships with our sector expertise and international reach. Ireland is a really exciting market and we believe the combination will make a real difference for our clients in Ireland and across the globe.”


Tom Godfrey, IBI Corporate Finance / DC Advisory Ireland, CEO, said, “Since its inception nearly 60 years ago, IBI has been the pre-eminent Investment banking advisory business in the Irish market. The leadership team has been focused on opportunities to grow our business in partnership with a truly international adviser that shares our values in terms of excellence, integrity and commitment to our clients. A genuinely integrated international platform is hard to find, but essential to make a difference for our clients. In DC Advisory, we’ve found a truly global team with genuine depth of expertise. We’re united in the values we share and in our approach to delivering the right advice, domestically and internationally.”

DC Advisory’s 100% shareholder Daiwa Securities Group Inc., has invested heavily in the international footprint of the firm in its mission to become the premier, mid-market investment bank, globally. Recent activity includes the launch of a Benelux office in 2022, opening DC Advisory Thailand in 2021, the launch of DC Advisory Italy in 2019 and an acquisition to create DC Advisory Spain in 2019. Find out more here >  




About DC Advisory

DC Advisory is an international investment bank committed to making a difference. As part of an established global business, we offer access to 700 professionals in 23 locations throughout Asia, Europe and the US. Across 11 industry focused teams, we offer tailored, independent advice on M&A, debt raisings and restructurings, private capital and access to unrivalled Asia investment knowledge. For more information, visit

About IBI Corporate Finance

IBI Corporate Finance (IBI) is Ireland’s pre-eminent corporate finance adviser. Over the past six decades, IBI has maintained its market leadership through our firm focus on successful deal execution. IBI provides expert, independent advice to public, private and semi-state companies across a variety of complex domestic and international transactions, including: M&A; disposals; equity fundraising; debt advisory & strategic advisory assignments. Find out more here >: IBI Corporate Finance | About