From left: Mark Sykes of BGF; Derek Mooney, founder of Action24; Aaron Mooney, chief executive of Action24; and Pat Maloney, a co-founder of Action24. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

State-backed venture capital firm BGF has invested €3.6 million to acquire a “significant minority stake” in Dublin-based security business Action24. (...)

Decora employs more than 1,000 people at its Lisburn headquarters.

Venture capital firm BGF has invested £10 million (€11.2 million) in a Lisburn-based manufacturer of window coverings. The company, Decora, said fun(...)

Pictured (l-r) are Eoin Keary and Rahim Jina from Edgescan with Maedbh O’Driscoll and Leo Casey from BGF. Photograph: Fennell Photography.

State-backed venture capital firm BGF has invested €10.5 million in cybersecurity business Edgescan in return for a minority stake. Dublin-based Edg(...)

Architect’s image of the proposed development in Ballyvolane, Cork: locals and businesses do not see eye to eye on the plan.

Plans to build more than 750 homes on the outskirts of Cork city have divided locals and business groups. Longview Estates, backed by investor Tempor(...)

Former DCC chief executive  Tommy Breen, Leo Casey, head of BGF in the Republic, and Winterbrook managing director Francis Rhatigan. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

State-backed venture capital firm BGF is to take a minority stake in residential house builder Winterbrook after investing €5 million in the company. (...)

Leo Casey, head of BGF in Ireland, and Amanda Torrens, founder of Brindley Healthcare.

Long-term investor BGF has made its first investment in the Republic with the acquisition of a stake in nursing home group Brindley Healthcare. BGF(...)

Glanbia’s MilkFlex fund offers milk suppliers loans with repayment terms adjusted in line with movements in milk price.

A fund offering a flexible loan product aimed at milk suppliers is calling for applications. The MilkFlex fund is offered by Glanbia Co-operative Soc(...)

Greencoat Renewables is a fledgling Irish energy company that acquired part of the original Bord Gáis wind portfolio this year

Greencoat Renewables, a fledgling Irish energy company that acquired part of the original Bord Gáis wind portfolio this year, has raised €270 million (...)

Brian Caulfield, who heads up Draper Esprit’s Irish business. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Chinese fund has emerged alongside the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund as a key backer of the planned flotation of venture capital firm Draper Esp(...)

Global milk prices have fallen by nearly 40 per cent since 2014 on the back of a glut in production, a fall-off in Chinese demand and the Russian trade ban.

A new €100 million loan fund offering dairy farmers more flexible repayment structures to help them cope with price volatility has been established. (...)