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The Goodbody EIIS Funds

The Goodbody EIIS Funds aim to offer investors the opportunity to invest in a portfolio of small & mid-sized Irish businesses through the Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (“EIIS”). The scheme offers investors up to 40% tax relief on their investment in addition to the potential for further capital uplift. The scheme is one of the few sources of total income tax relief (incl. rental income offset).

The Funds are managed by a dedicated team of professionals with considerable knowledge and experience in investment management and the EII scheme. We have invested over €75m to date across eight Funds. 

Funds are raised on an annual basis towards the end of the calendar year.

Investment Strategy

• Typical annual fund size of €10 - 12m
• Sector agnostic
• Backing organic growth & expansion of Irish businesses
• Target cheques sizes of €1 – 4m
• Scope for follow-on EIIS investment rounds
• Non-dilutive equity investment
• Fixed rate & bullet payment terms.

Services Provided

• Executing on Board investment instructions; from identification of companies, business & financial due diligence, and investment closing
• Investee company monitoring
• Assist with Central Bank regulatory requirements
• Managing investor communications
• Providing ancillary business services and financial advice to our investee companies.

Under EIIS, an individual can invest up to €250,000 in any one tax year. Eligible relief (of up to 40% of investment amount) will be available for offset against income arising in year of qualifying investment. In addition to tax relief, investors have the potential for an additional capital return. It should be noted that EIIS investments are subject to a minimum four year holding period.

Benefits of Investing in the Goodbody EIIS Funds

  • The Fund will invest across a portfolio of investments thereby reducing the risk profile of the investment.
  • Focus on indigenous Irish companies with future growth potential.
  • Strong fund management team with years of experience.
  • A Trustee will hold all monies and shareholdings (in trust) for the benefit of the Investors.
  • The Manager is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
  • Each investment will be completed using a suite of legal documents to protect the rights of the Fund and its investors.

Contact us to find out how EIIS can help fund your business.

The Goodbody EIIS Fund offers Irish Companies the opportunity to raise up to €5m in Capital under the Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (“EIIS”). Each year, the Goodbody EIIS Funds have up to €10m available for Irish SMEs.

Why Choose EIIS?

  • Competitive cost of funding.
  • Defined exit mechanism.
  • Capped returns.
  • It is equity on your balance sheet not debt.
  • No security or personal guarantees from promoters/shareholders.
  • Cashflow benefits versus traditional debt products.
  • Can act as mezzanine finance in addition to senior debt.

Contact us to find out how EIIS can help fund your business.

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