Shane Lanigan,


Shane has over 25 years credit experience gained in insurance and banking. He has worked for a number of banks including The Fuji Bank and Erste Bank within their credit, leveraged and acquisition finance departments and was responsible for sourcing, origination and analysis of Western European leveraged loan transactions.

Prior to joining BMS Finance, Shane worked at Elgin Capital and was involved in fundraising, sourcing, origination, trading and analysis of leveraged loan transactions for the Dalradian European CLO series of funds.

Joe Higgins,

Investment Director

Joe is an Investment Director with BMS and is responsible for deal origination and execution in Ireland. Joe has over 14 years credit and investment experience. Prior to joining BMS, Joe spent over 2 years with MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland focusing on equity investments in Irish SMEs.

Before that Joe spent 7 years with AIB, working in leveraged finance, corporate banking and restructuring. Joe started his career with KPMG in Dublin, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.


Darren Hough,

Investment Manager

Darren is an Investment Manager with BMS and is also responsible for deal origination and execution in Ireland. Darren has over 10 years’ experience working in corporate finance, restructuring and audit. Darren initially trained in audit in EY where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. More recently Darren worked as an Associate Director in the corporate finance department of KPMG.

In addition to qualifying as an Accountant Darren is also a keen sportsman winning several national titles in athletics and represented Ireland at international level over 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters.