Paul Wyse

Partner - Head of Advisory and Corporate Finance


Areas of expertise

Corporate finance; strategic business advisory; succession and business exit; business structuring; financing; financial restructuring; mergers and acquisitions; litigation support.


Paul heads up Smith & Williamson’s corporate finance department in Dublin, working with management teams, business owners, shareholders and families.

Many of Paul’s clients sit within the motor sector, including motor retail, distributors/manufacturers and providers of finance, including banks and alternative financiers.

He works with professional and legal practices in the areas of practice mergers, partner succession and exit planning, practice financing and management and business strategy. Paul has advised on many acquisitions and disposals of family/owner-managed businesses.

Notable achievements

  • Advising and delivering solutions to business owners and family-owned businesses on succession and exit strategies.
  • Considerable experience in litigation support, working with clients as an expert witness in court.
  • Extensive expertise in delivering debt refinance, restructuring projects and working capital projects.

Professional qualifications/memberships

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, a Member of R3: the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners (ISIP).

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