The Big Interview

‘There’s a massive slowdown in private equity’ – Ross Finegan, Lonsdale Capital Partners

The co-founder of the private equity firm believes Irish investment companies should work together rather than allowing large indigenous business to be snapped up by overseas players

Ross Finegan, co-founder, Lonsdale Capital Partners: ‘I am very lucky in that I found something I love doing, which makes work more like a hobby’. Picture: Daniel Lynch

Ross Finegan is sitting in the boardroom office of Lonsdale Capital Partners, the Irish private equity firm he co-founded over a decade ago. The office – in a beautiful Georgian town house in London’s elegant Mayfair district – is just a stone’s throw from Hyde Park and a short stroll to famous areas such as Grosvenor Square, Savile Row and Bond Street.

London is Finegan’s adopted city and very much his home, but he considers ...