Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, the Canadian property and casualty insurer run by contrarian investor Prem Watsa, said it would buy Brit Plc for about(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) arrives to lead the “International Germany Forum” at the Chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday. A report from the ZEW Center for European Economic Research showed investor confidence in Germany jumped to the highest level in 11 months in January, beating forecasts. (Photograph: AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

European stocks advanced for a fourth day, extending their highest level in seven years, amid speculation that the European Central Bank will announce(...)

CRH wants to buy a $6bn portfolio. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

CRH and groups led by Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners have submitted bids for assets put up for sale by cement makers Holcim and Lafarge ahead o(...)

Sky, the largest pay-TV provider in the UK, will receive £600 million from the disposal of a stake in its online betting business. (Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire)

British broadcaster Sky has agreed to sell a controlling stake in online betting business Sky Betting and Gaming to CVC Capital Partners for as much a(...)

Dómhnal Slattery, chief executive officer of Avolon Leasing Group. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Aircraft leasing group Avolon is planning a €1.44 billion launch on the New York Stock Exchange in a move that will value the stake of founder and ch(...)

Both Marussia (pictured) and Caterham are in dire financial straits and other teams are not far behind.

Any potential shareholder would right now be on the phone, giving it the full eighties Michael-Douglas-in-Wall-Street performance – shouting sell, sel(...)

Eircom ran into a wall with institutional investors as its highly paid advisers Goldman Sachs, Rothschild and JP Morgan quietly sounded them out regarding an IPO. Photograph: Eric Luke

Common sense appears to have prevailed at Eircom, with the scrapping yesterday of its flotation plans. When it first announced back in April th(...)

 Domhnal Slattery, chief executive officer of Avolon Leasing Group

Irish-based aircraft leasing firm Avolon is in talks with China’s $653 billion sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corp (CIC),about a possible ta(...)

Apax Partners, CVC Capital Partners, and KKR are reported to be among the private equity groups that have been approached to form a consortium to acquire Eircom.

Eircom staff are in line for a 5 per cent pay increase over the next four years following a deal struck by the company and its unions. Bonuses and oth(...)

Avolon Aerospace Leasing Ltd., the private-equity backed aircraft financing company, filed for a $100 million US initial public offering as industry deal-making accelerates

Avolon Aerospace Leasing Ltd., the private-equity backed aircraft financing company, filed for a $100 million US initial public offering as industry d(...)