Mike Pearson: hard-driving boss Valeant boss ensured the group has, over the past eight years, bought one drug company after another. Photograph:  Scott Eells/Bloomberg

What is the right way to build up a drug company? Do you take the traditional route, investing in your own research and development and seeking to dis(...)

Fyffes gave up Tuesday’s gains, closing down nearly 2 per cent at €1.49

European shares crept higher yesterday as expectations of a positive close to the year and continued central bank support before an ECB meeting tod(...)

 Aetna  signage displayed outside of the company’s corporate headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut. Photographer: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg

Aetna has agreed to buy rival health insurer Humana paying about $35 billion in cash and stock for the second-largest US provider of private health pl(...)

Rory Brooks , founder partner MML Capital , and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton , at the launch of a fund of €125 million, managed by MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland.

Thirty start-up companies will create 218 jobs over the next 12 months, Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to announce tonight.Details of the jobs at (...)

The new SME fund will invest between €2 million and €12 million in businesses which have clear growth and development prospects.

A new €125 million fund, managed by MML Growth Capital Partners, is to focus on investing in Irish SMEs.Enterprise Ireland has made a €25million commi(...)

Hartford LIfe, which has been bought by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has 80 employees and reported a profit of €31.5 million in the year to last December. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

Dublin-based Hartford Life Ltd has been bought by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway for $285 million. The company, which sold variable annuities – a(...)