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about us

Emerald Investment is an investment management firm founded by Alan McIntosh.

Emerald is a long term investor, partnering with companies that have significant growth potential and first-class management teams to create sustainable value.

Our proprietary capital base means we can take a flexible approach to investing.

We commit capital across sectors and geographies in both public and private companies. We are not limited by time-frames, sector focus or borders.

Our founder Alan McIntosh has 30 years of experience in building and partnering with prominent businesses, providing a significant proportion of scalable capital to every investment.

Emerald currently has interests in publicly listed European support services and real estate companies, in addition to private interests in real estate, hotels & leisure, healthcare, biotech and education companies, located in Europe, North America and Asia.

Flexible approach to investing across the capital structure, in public or private companies



Alan founded Emerald Investment in 2012. During his career he has been part of management teams that have successfully grown businesses across a wide range of sectors.

Alan co-founded and led the IPO of Cairn Homes plc in July 2015 – now a €1.4bn market cap Irish housebuilder listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchange.

Other investments Alan has co-led or has been an investor in include Pearl Group,  Pizza Express, Punch Taverns, Center Parcs PropCo, Wellington PubCo and Topps Tiles plc.



Neil was previously a Corporate and M&A partner of Slaughter and May for 20 years and with the firm for over 30 years from 1986-2016, based both in London and in Hong Kong. 

He has extensive experience in public and private M&A, private equity, capital markets and financing in the UK, Europe, Hong Kong, China and across the Asia Pacific region. 

Emerald team

London & Dublin

The Emerald team is based in London and Dublin. 

The team's backgrounds range from private equity, investment banking, accountancy and business development.