Craig Holmes

Managing Partner

Division: Transactions

Profile

Experience

  • Raven – Managing Partner – 2022 – present
  • HNH – Managing Director – 2011-2022
  • Enterprise Equity Fund Management – Director – 2005-2011
  • Deloitte – Manager – 2001-2005
  • PwC – Senior Associate – 1997-2001

Profile

Craig has been involved in M&A and Private Equity transactions for over 25 years, both as an Advisor and an Investor.  He has advised on over 100 transactions for companies such as ICONI Software, Orthoderm, Kilwaughter, Almac, Bushmills, Camperco, Bombardier, Click Energy, Independent News & Media Plc, Lowe Rental and Boojum. He has also advised funders such as 57 Stars LLC and CBPE. He has been an NED for 12 companies as an Investor, including Sepha, Intelesens, Kelsius and Bluechip Holdings.

Craig primarily advises on strategic transactions for private companies. This has included buyside and sell-side acquisitions, as well as equity and debt growth funding. He has developed a strong Private Equity and advisor network globally, with particular emphasis on the UK & Ireland, Europe and North America.  Craig is Chairman of the Quarterly in NI (“QUINI”) investment network, which aims to develop investment and M&A activity.

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountants Ireland – Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA)
  • European Venture Capital Association – EVCA Training Institute – Investor Relations Master Class
  • British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) – Foundation Course
  • Cranfield School of Management/BVCA – Driving Company Value Programme
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Entrepreneurship Development Programme
  • University of Ulster – M.A. European Business
  • Queens University of Belfast (QUB) – B.Sc. (Hons) Industrial Management

Contact

craig.holmes@ravengroup.global

+44 7905 506 846

Our Team

Raven brings together experienced professionals from multiple complementary disciplines to provide our clients with value-adding advice. Our team have experience on a global basis across all our service lines, aligned with a worldwide network and specialist domain knowledge.

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Craig Holmes


Director

Department: Transactions

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Richard Morrehead


Director

Department: Transactions

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Harry Gallagher


Analyst

Department: Transactions

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Oliver Matthews


Associate Director

Department: Transactions

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Simon Thompson


Director

Department: Wealth

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Jeremy Stewart


Director

Department: Wealth

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Natalie Calder


 

Department: Wealth

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John Haran


Director

Department: Research

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Vicki Chiu


Director

Department: Research

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Ciaran O’Hare


Research Analyst

Department: Research

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Ryan Price


Director

Department: Consulting

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Alison Price


Director

Department: Consulting

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Stephen Gray 


Director

Department: Consulting

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Akvile Kliukaite-Kelly


Junior Consultant

Department: Consulting

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Richard McCarthy


Business Development Manager

Department: Operations

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