Hello Search Fund Community,

I am thrilled to share that Forás Capital, the first search fund in Ireland, has successfully launched. (https://www.foras.capital)

Our launch has received significant media attention from notable outlets such as the Business Post (https://www.businesspost.ie/news/foras-capital-launches-e50m-search-fund-in-ireland/) and The Independent (https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/sam-batrans-new-fund-foras-capital-eyes-deals-up-to-50m###-###-#### html).

In addition, The Currency, a reputable Irish publication, ran a piece discussing search funds and their performance (https://thecurrency.news/articles/114484/search-funds-in-ireland-a-hands-on-twist-on-private-equity/), which is a testament to the growing interest in search funds in Ireland.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the searchfunder.com community, which has been an invaluable resource throughout my journey.

I would also like to extend my heartfelt thanks to my backers, who have supported me throughout this exciting venture. My backers include:

- Abbey International

- Ambit Partners

- Moonbase capital


- SF Club


- Cerralvo Capital

- Ethos Partners

- Frank Kenny

- Sean Mitchell

- Pádraig Ó Céidigh

- John O'Dwyer

- Roger Lu

- John Gallagher

- Christian Thum

- Alex Klyguine

- and others

If you know of any deals on the island of Ireland, both Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, please reach out. I would love to explore potential opportunities and expand my network.

If you want to learn more about my journey, please do not hesitate to drop me a line. I would be happy to share my experiences and insights.

Best regards