Perhaps surprisingly, Peter qualified with a Civil Engineering degree from Trinity College Dublin.
He then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1987 and spent 6 years as a Director in KPMG Corporate Finance advising a wide range of Private Company clients.
As COO of the mobile communications business, Sigma Communications, from 1996 to 1999, Peter was responsible for the significant growth across all divisions and the successful sale of its retailing division ‘Person to Person’ to Eircom.
Prior to establishing FL Partners, Peter was Chief Executive Officer of IBI Corporate Finance, Ireland’s leading corporate finance house, for seven years ending in September 2006. During this time he co-ordinated the provision of the firm’s services to a wide range of public and private clients operating in a diversity of industry sectors. Some of the notable deals Peter advised on include the €1bn takeover of Jury’s Doyle Group plc, the €3.6bn takeover of Jefferson Smurfit Group and the €1.05bn buyout of Green Property.
Peter is Chairman of the Gate Theatre in Dublin and was previously Chairman of the Dublin Theatre Festival.