Niall FentonDirector of European Operations at Lotus Capital -
Niall Fenton is the Director of European Operations at Lotus Capital, bringing over 25 years of experience in capital markets, business development and general management. He is responsible for Lotus’ operations in Ireland and the UK as well as expansion throughout Europe.Prior to joining Lotus, Niall was the founder and managing director at Private Equity Investments (P.E.I.), based in Dublin. P.E.I. structured a broad range of venture capital investments and syndicated commercial and residential real estate projects in Europe and the US.
Before P.E.I., Niall was a corporate finance and management consultant with Chapman Flood Mazars, where he handled a range of management buy-outs, venture capital investments and corporate restructurings.Niall began his career in manufacturing, having been Sales and Marketing Manager of William Cox Ireland Ltd. and Interim General Manager at Industrial Automation Systems Ltd. Currently, Niall was the Chairman of the Irish International Business Network (Dublin), sits on the Board of Directors of Attention To Detail Ltd. (a bespoke yacht company) and is an Advisor to Next-Gen Ventures, a Los Angeles-based VC fund.Niall received his Bachelor of Commerce degree and MBA from University College Dublin and has been a guest lecturer for UCD. He lives in Dublin with his wife Ena and has interests in literature, cinema and wine-collecting, where he is the Honorary Cellarer of the Compagnons de Bordeaux.