Mags Brennan

Mags Brennan




Mags is a Partner in the BDO Advisory department with responsibility for Debt Advisory. Mags is an experienced banking professional with more than 25 years’ experience operating at senior leadership level across multiple areas of banking and geographies. Mags provides advice and support to businesses on their debt funding requirements supporting M&A, Capex and Working Capital. Mags works closely with the BDO Corporate Finance team providing Debt Advisory to Equity firms operating in the Irish market supporting their M&A activities and ambitions.


Services & Specialism

Mags has considerable experience in leading strategic change for well managed growth in business lending and in supporting appropriate portfolio management in business lending units. Mags has led Business Lending teams in AIB and Permanenttsb across new business and restructuring, in Ireland, Europe and North America. Mags has in-depth sector knowledge, broad market and structuring experience.

Mags has helped develop multiple Business and Risk Strategies and frameworks during her banking career including Business Sector Strategy, Business Banking Strategies in 2 Banks, Brexit, IFSR9 and ESG / Sustainability strategies and frameworks.

Mags is a seasoned market professional and as a result has been involved with multiple market stakeholders over the years including SFA/IBEC, Chambers, EI, SBCI, ISIF, and MicroFinance Ireland. Mags has been a board member of Cork Chamber and is a current board member of Chambers Ireland and MFI. Mags was also Past President and Chairman of the Chambers Ireland board.

Mags has an MBA from DCU and is a member of Institute of Bankers and Institute of Directors having completed the Chartered Director program in 2021.

Mags and the debt advisory team specialise in advising companies looking to raise funds through debt. We have extensive relationships with the traditional and alternative lending community which means we ensure that you can maximise all potential funding options. We apply our extensive knowledge, experience and relationships to meet your requirements.