Trio leading the consortium
A local Fine Gael councillor. Mr McCartin is the chief executive of Newtowngore engineering in Leitrim.
The father-of-five is also a governor of NUIG and a member of Mensa.
He maintains the group's sole interest for wanting to buy the former Quinn Group plants is to ensure long-term job prospects in the border counties.
John Bosco O'Hagan
The businessman is the owner and managing director of the Specialist Joinery Group, which sponsors the Derry GAA.
His Maghera-based firm is a leading manufacturer of bespoke fitted furniture, working on many prestigious projects such as Titanic Signature Building, and over the past 10 years his sons have taken up key positions in the business.
Mr O'Hagan is a well known figure in GAA circles having spent six years as chairman and club sponsor of Bellaghy Wolf Tones.
The former managing director of Enniskillen-based Fisher Engineering sold the family firm to Severfield-Rowen in October 2007, but remains a shareholder in the company.
He is also chairman of the Fisher Foundation, a trust established in 1995 to promote community and voluntary endeavour.