Tony Carey

Managing Director
(B.Comm. FCA, FMAAT, MMII, CMC)

Managing Director, Tony Carey, has over 35 years’ experience in corporate finance and business advisory services. Tony has owned and managed businesses in the commercial sector, this has given him invaluable experience, unique insights and instincts which now benefit his clients. 

Within Cooney Carey, Tony's clients particularly value his straight-talking, can-do attitude.  At times of crisis they know they can rely on him to stick with them and get the job done.  They know he's committed to helping them succeed.

Tony's specialist areas include:

Corporate Recovery and Restructuring|Business development|Banking and funding|Decision-Making|Change Management|Financial Modelling|Negotiation Management|Project Management|Grants and Incentives|Mergers, Acquisitions and Disposals|Corporate Financial Reviews and Investigations

Recent assignments include:

Project Evaluation and funding for numerous trading and property related assignments – these assignments have varied in 2017 from €100k to €100m and have been across most sectors. Our deep relationships with bankers and investors has proven crucial

Specialist corporate recovery and investment reports on property, insurance, banking, trading and manufacturing sectors with debt of over €15billion.

Restructuring various companies across a wide spectrum of industries, this work included debt restructure, management and equity reorganisation, and redirecting the focus of businesses.

Consideration and preparation of business plans for submission to NAMA of over €10billion.

Analysis of business and projects and enable clients make decisions in key areas to facilitate development or survival.

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“Nothing like channelling the inner Samurai to help a negotiation run that little bit smoother!”

Favourite quotation
"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
— Maya Angelou
Well used saying
(Out biking) Roddy, did you not notice my brake lights?! 
Most likely to be seen reading?
A history book. Reading and understanding why people did what they did and having the historic perspective to judge how they performed is by far my most interesting read.  Having the opportunity to then visit these places (annual motor bike trips) and get into the events is the best.
The Movie of Your Life – who’d play you?
Sean Connery and Andrei Agassi are the two people that my wife has spoken very fondly of for many years – with a leaning toward Sean. Working on the hope that she likes Sean because he is very like me – Sean must be the actor!.
Where you’ll never see Tony?
On a golf-course.  Prefers the more laid-back activities of martial arts and motor-biking!
World Leader for a Day – what would you do?
I’d be The Good Dictator.  I’d run the world with commerciality and compassion, and make decisions that aren’t compromised by politics or greed.  Most importantly, I’d know when to bow out gracefully.
Happy Place?
It’s a mix of the familiar and completely new; from pottering in my garden to visiting places for the first time, but only if friends or family are with me – which tends to make most places “Happy Places”!
Desert Island Disc(s)?
Without doubt “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin (know it by heart and would like it played at my funeral – just so’s you all know!)
That Thing You’d Save in a Fire?
My whiskey collection and my football programmes collection (20 years of precious archive!)
Tony IRL (In Real Life)
For Tony, it’s hard to beat the freedom of the open road, motor-biking with pals at the weekends or on annual road-trips.  But when the helmet comes off, it’s a switch into sports-mode; a Dub supporter with his wife, a Chelsea supporter with his sons (they live in London) and a Leinster supporter with his friends.  Tony also holds a Black Belt in Kenpo and Jiu Jitsu – says martial arts and bank negotiations have a lot in common!  In total contrast to his adrenalin-charged pursuits, Tony also relishes the peace of painting and gardening, together with the pleasures of food shared with good friends.