Deloitte Private

Solutions to help private businesses grow

Within Deloitte Private we recognise, and specialise, in four distinct market segments. This enables us to focus our services, communications and programmes across a market that is both large and varied.

Deloitte Private is the engine room of the Irish economy and a core part of our business.

Within Deloitte Private we recognise, and specialise, in four distinct market segments. This enables us to focus our services, communications and programmes across a market that is both large and varied.

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We work with the best of the best privately-owned businesses - the engine room of the Irish and global economy.

Here, you will find the most dynamic, fastest growing and innovative businesses across the island of Ireland sitting alongside famous brands and global institutions.

These companies are the drivers of change, investment, employment and innovation.

Anya Cummins
Lead Partner, Deloitte Private, Ireland

Anya is the Head of Deloitte Private and a Partner within Deloitte's M&A Advisory team based in Dublin. Anya has over 15 years' experience advising corporates on buy-side and sell-side transactions. Anya advises on deals across a range of sectors, some of her most recent transactions have included; advisor to the shareholders of Rothco on the acquisition of the business by Accenture, the sale of Voxpro to Telus International, advising on One51 plc's acquisition of Macro Plastics Inc., lead advisory to Sovereign Capital (a British PE fund) on their investment in Irish insurance broker Arachas Corporate Brokers and advice to the Hogan family on the sale of their cooked meat business to O'Brien Fine Foods.

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Family business, family office & HNWIs

We advise ambitious families and individuals, and the businesses they own and run, working with early stage entrepreneurs through to long established, multi generational family companies.

We help high net worth individuals (HNWI) and family offices manage their investments and regulatory and compliance affairs.

Pádraig Cronin
Lead Partner, Family Business

Pádraig Cronin leads the family business, family office & HNWIs segment within Deloitte Private.
Pádraig is a partner within the Tax service at Deloitte Ireland and is also M&A Services Leader for the firm. He previously served as Head of Tax for the maximum period of 8 years. Pádraig has been a partner for over 18 years and has over 25 years of corporate tax experience advising on a wide range of global tax issues. He specialises in advising multinationals, high growth Irish companies and private equity houses on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate tax matters.

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Private equity

Through wide ranging, integrated propositions, we support PE houses and their portfolio companies throughout the transaction lifecycle.

Brian Fennelly
Lead Partner, Private Equity

Brian Fennelly leads the private equity segment within Deloitte Private. Brian is a Partner in Deloitte's Debt & Capital Advisory team and specialises in advising SMEs, large corporates, publicly listed companies, private equity sponsors and co-operatives on capital structure and on raising debt funding for growth, acquisitions, working capital and other borrower objectives.

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Emerging Growth Clients

We work with the fastest growing, innovative private businesses on the island of Ireland, established to address disruption within their sector.

David Shanahan
Lead Partner, Emerging Growth Clients

David Shanahan leads the emerging growth clients segment within Deloitte Private and also leads the Fast50 programme.
David is a tax partner and works with companies across a range of industries, including life science, technology, energy and consumer products. He specialises in working with Irish groups on all aspects of tax including M&A, foreign expansion, group reorganisations and cross-border tax planning and previously spent 2 years leading Deloitte's Irish Tax Desk in New York.

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Deloitte Private also specialises in the following business areas

Audit & Assurance

Audit is about much more than just the numbers. It's about attesting to accomplishments and challenges, and helping to assure strong foundations for future aspirations. Deloitte illuminates the what, how, and why of change so you're always ready to act ahead.


Deloitte provides business and personal tax services to a wide range of clients, from multinationals to family-owned businesses and individuals. We can assist with transactions across many jurisdictions, advise on key business decisions, and offer cost-effective support for more routine matters.

Financial Advisory

Specialising in Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt & Capital Advisory, Valuations, Transaction Services and Restructuring & Forensic Services, we deliver insightful solutions to our clients to drive their businesses forward.


Innovation, transformation and leadership occur in many ways. Our ability to help solve clients’ most complex issues is distinct. We deliver strategy and implementation, from a business and technology view, to help you lead in the markets where you compete.

Risk Advisory

Leading organisations understand that risk is a source of competitive advantage. By managing risk more effectively these organisations unleash their full potential, creating and protecting value for all of their stakeholders.

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Anya Cummins

Anya Cummins

Partner, M&A and Head of Deloitte Private

Anya is the Head of Deloitte Private and a Partner within Deloitte's M&A Advisory team based in Dublin. Anya has over 15 years’ experience advising corporates on buy-side and sell-side transactions. A... More