Michele Connolly

Michele Connolly


KPMG, Ireland

Michele is the lead partner for all KPMG infrastructure and project finance assignments in Ireland. She has advised on property, project finance and infrastructure transactions for over seventeen years specialising in structuring transactions and raising finance. Key projects over the years have included structuring public procurement infrastructure projects, raising finance for asset backed property transactions, raising project finance for non-recourse cash flow backed transactions and raising finance in the debt markets.


Most notably she has led the KPMG advice to the National Roads Authority on its several tranches of PPP hard toll and availability projects since its inception in 2000 and is currently advising private sector bidders on raising finance for two large infrastructure projects in Ireland in the justice and leisure sectors. She has advised Focus Ireland over a number of years on raising finance for its housing programme and is currently advising a new fund seeking to raise finance to develop a dedicated social housing programme. 


In recent years Michele has also developed significant debt renegotiation, debt restructuring and refinancing experience. She has led the sale of a number of significant loan portfolios for domestic and international banks including IBRC, RBS and Danske.


Michele is a Council member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, member of the funding subcommittee of Property Industry Ireland and a regular author of infrastructure related articles in specialist and national press. She is a regular speaker on infrastructure related issues at conferences at home and abroad. 

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