Our Leasing Division has a long and positive history of asset financing in the USA, with $180m+ of leased assets under management. Across the EU we have financed everything from coffee production machinery to railcars.


In January 2021 we launched a dedicated €50m leasing fund to support businesses across Ireland & the UK. If you are considering purchasing or financing assets, we would be delighted to speak to you further to better understand how we might be able to provide support.



  • Business to Business Leasing Fund of €50m
  • Euro and US$ denominated funding available
  • Lease terms up to 5 years
  • Transactions from €0.25m to €3m or US$ Equivalent
  • Focus on Irish & UK based assets
  • Finance & Operating lease options
  • Abbey has the ability to consider flexible terms where required


Our Leasing Business in the USA operates under the brand Gaelic Leasing.  Its approach allows businesses to look at a range of lease and asset financing structures to maximize the long-term value of growing enterprises. In Gaelic Leasing we look to the asset quality, utilization and underlying business to determine the best product fit.



Over the past decade, our private equity division has developed a wide-ranging portfolio of assets including residential & commercial property (e.g. Initiative Ireland), technology & SME investments (e.g. Overhaul) along with subsidiaries involved in plant hire (Gaelic Plant Hire) and airport ground handling support (Sovam). We now have over $70m of assets under management.


In January 2021 we launched a dedicated Growth fund with the aim of providing capital and support to ambitious management teams in Irish SMEs. As a minority partner, we aim to work with new or existing management teams as they look to take a business on a new phase of growth.


Our typical target company characteristics include:

  • Irish HQ
  • Strong brand/reputation
  • History of profitability
  • Potential for growth
  • Industry agnostic
  • EBITDA €0.5m – 2.0m


If you are a business owner looking to retire, or you are part of an ambitious management team looking to take a business to the next level, we would be delighted to speak with you.



Our insurance division, which operates under the brand Advent, is an established and regulated expert provider of a broad range of services to the insurance industry. Advent delivers operational, logistical, regulatory, and administrative support and guidance to companies across the delegated authority underwriting spectrum.


The three main entities of this business are Advent Insurance DAC based in Dublin which is a fully authorised underwriter of various classes of non-life insurance, Advent Solutions Holdings, London, is a specialist insurance consulting and outsource service provider and Advent Insurance PCC based in Malta, which operates as a Protected Cell Company and has the ability to create innovative underwriting solutions for businesses, corporations and insurance entrepreneurs.


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