Melior Equity Partners (“Melior”) is a leading Irish private equity investment firm headquartered in Dublin with a strong track record of investing in small to medium sized private businesses in Ireland.

Melior was founded in 2019 by Jonathan Cosgrave and Peter Garvey who previously co-headed the management of a €292 million Irish focused fund (“CCI”) for The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”). The Melior team members invested the CCI fund from 2014 to 2019 and are one of the most experienced private equity investment teams in the Irish market.

Melior combines best-in-class international standards and far reaching networks developed at leading global investment firms, with a deep knowledge of the local marketplace to bring a unique approach to investing and partnering with management teams in Ireland.

The Melior team are currently deploying capital out of Melior Equity Partners II, a fund which is backed by leading international and local sovereign wealth funds, fund of funds, foundations, financial institutions and family office investors. The breadth and nature of our investors provide us with significant capacity to fund transactions of any scale in the Irish market.

Partnering to build word-class Irish businesses

Our Values


We treat our investor’s capital as it was our own and we take full responsibility for the long-term impact of our actions and decisions.


We always do the right thing.


We believe better outcomes are achieved working together.


We apply the highest standards to everything we do.


We understand the importance of the perspectives of others and respect diversity of opinion.


We enjoy what we do.