Webinar - Think you know everything about a shareholders agreement?

So you think you know everything there is to know about a Shareholders Agreement?

Webinar - Thursday May 20th


Getting a Shareholders Agreement right from the start is critical for any Company. We discussed the issues that create tension in any Shareholders Agreement negotiation, among those are:

  • Board Size and Composition
  • Warranties and Promoters Liability - Full Joint and Several
  • Down Round Protection - Full or Weighted Average
  • Restrictive Transactions
  • Reverse Vesting - Good Leaver v's Bad Leaver
  • Preference Shares v's Ordinary Share - Liquidity Preference
  • Insurance - Key Man/D & O
  • Information Rights
  • ESOP Size 
  • Dilution (briefly)

Replay a Recording of this Webinar:


Aidan O'Driscoll, Irrus Investments & HBAN delivered a brief presentation followed by a panel discussion chaired by Eileen Moloney, AxisBIC including:

  • Ger O'Mahony, Seasoned Director and Chairman
  • Teresa Chambers, Investor & Boole Investment Syndicate
  • Colm Manning, BDM Boylan Solicitors
  • Aidan O'Driscoll, Irrus & HBAN

Pete Smyth, Broadlake who has captained the Entrepreneur Experience™ over the past few years introduced the session.



Pete Smyth, CEO & Founder Broadlake, Captain Entrepreneur Experience - Broadlake, a private investment company focused on investing in established and growing SMEs, manages €100m of family capital, investing €1-10m in ambitious businesses. Entrepreneur at heart and always looking for the next great company to work with....


Aidan O'Driscoll, Irrus & HBAN - Aidan has spent the last twenty five years in the technology sector both in an executive and consultancy role. In 2012 he was one of the founders of the Irrus Investments Syndicate Group who have gone on to make several investments in the Life Sciences and Technology sectors. 


Teresa Chambers is an angel investor with the Boole Angel Investment Syndicate.  She has over 20 years’ experience at Director Level, leading Supply Chain and Operations, in-house and at Contract Manufacturers, in the Pharmaceutical industry. She has led Global teams to develop and transform Business Strategy.


Ger O'Mahony is an Investor, Entrepreneur, Seasoned Director & Chairman who has accumulated significant experience mainly in technology but also in other industry sectors. He has been involved in a number of successful technology start-ups and more recently has focused on helping established technology companies to scale and grow both in Irish and International markets.


Colm Manning is a Partner with BDM Boylan Solicitors LLP specialising in advice to SMEs on all aspects of corporate and commercial law.  Colm possesses significant expertise in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, shareholders’ agreements, shareholder disputes, reorganisations and joint ventures.


Eileen Moloney, Senior Consultant AxisBIC - has specific expertise in organisational development, sales and marketing and entrepreneur assessment and has delivered several business start-up programmes. She is an Accredited Mediator for Commercial Dispute Resolution with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London.


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