It was announced this week that Niall O’Kelly and Mark Baker have partnered with Recruitment Entrepreneur to launch their recruitment consultancy, Darwin Hawkins.
The Dublin-based duo work within Ireland’s financial recruitment sector, having sourced finance talent in industry, financial services and professional services for large, multinational companies over the past 10 years.
This is James Caan’s third investment in Ireland in recent months, alongside Hayward Hawk in Belfast and 360 Search in Dublin. Speaking this week, Caan said, "They say good things come in threes and this is a great time to invest in Ireland. Post-Brexit, we expect to see an economic boom, particularly in the financial services, technology and FinTech sectors. We’re very excited about the portfolio’s future in such a welcoming economic hotspot."
O'Kelly added, "Ireland is an emerging financial hub. Many top international companies across a range of industries have considerable operations here; it is the seventh largest provider of wholesale financial services in the EU and home to all the Big 4 accountancy firms. Its global presence seems set to only increase in the wake of Brexit, making it an incredibly exciting place for financial start-ups such as Darwin Hawkins."