Stephen O'Flaherty


Healthcare | Public Sector | Real Estate & Construction

Deal Advisory | Business Restructuring | Valuations & Financial Modelling



Stephen O’Flaherty (FCCA) is a Partner in the Corporate Finance & Recovery department at BDO Ireland. Stephen trained in industry (manufacturing) and thus has a deep understanding of the needs of business. Stephen also spent 5 years in banking focusing on new lending before joining BDO in 2017 specialising in Corporate Finance and Recovery with specific expertise in debt advisory. Stephen has held a number of non-executive directorships and was the 2018/2019 Chairman of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Ireland.



Stephen commenced his career in manufacturing and has since worked in both Practice and Financial Services before joining BDO in January 2017.

Stephen has held a number of non-executive directorships including that of Irelands healthcare regulator and has over 15 years’ experience in advising clients on strategic, governance and financial matters including corporate restructures and raising finance.

Stephen’s key focus areas comprise;

  • Debt Advisory - Banking & Finance (raising new finance (Debt & Equity) and negotiating debt settlements)

  • Strategic Business Advisory (Business and Strategic-Plan Development including governance & risk management)

  • Corporate Finance and M&A, (including distressed M&A with specific expertise in construction and healthcare M&A)

  • Financial modelling and valuations

  • Corporate Recovery and Rescue (Restructures, examinerships, receiverships, liquidations, debt settlements)

Key Sectors

  • Debt Advisory / Banking & Finance

  • Construction & Real estate (Advisor to both Public & Private infrastructure developments; Property Development (Advisor on both residential and commercial developments – Key areas; project appraisals, risk analysis, business planning, raising finance)

  • Healthcare (Primary Care, Older Care, Public Health)

  • Public Sector (Education, Healthcare, Transport)

  • Manufacturing & SME sector

Stephen is a past member of the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland and Associate Member of the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA). He has a keen interest in all sports and has been involved in numerous charities down through the years.