Dara Kelly
Partner – Deal Advisory

Dara Kelly


Dara joined Grant Thornton in 2005 as part of the advisory team. He has extensive experience in advisory services, and was admitted to the Partnership in 2016.

From 2013 to 2016, Dara was based in New York where he led the Grant Thornton . The role involved assisting US corporations execute development strategies into European markets. During his three years in New York, Dara also worked closely with the US transaction services team on significant buy side transactions for large private equity clients and investment banks.

On his return to Ireland, Dara took up the lead of the Irish firm's China/Hong Kong Business Group.

Sector Experience

Prior to 2013, Dara worked in the Irish advisory team where he gained valuable experience working on a number of complex corporate finance assignments including MBO’s, bank financing/re-financing, valuations and fund raisings.

His main area of expertise is in deal advisory, transaction advisory services and corporate restructuring and he has extensive experience in providing strategic advice to leading Irish corporates and financial institutions.

Dara’s skill set also incorporates experience from the provision of International Business Reviews, strategic option papers and exit strategies to both accelerated and controlled mergers and acquisitions, obtaining maximum value for his clients.

  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
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