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.