The merger of Fyffes with Chiquita for €362m contributed to the high total deal value in the food sector. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The number and value of buyouts involving Irish companies have risen significantly this year, reflecting what industry sources said was a strengthe(...)

Former Rehab director Frank Flannery

Rehab directors will not be paid fees for consulting, lobbying or any other services following revelations of money paid to Fr(...)

David Paterson with Bobby Healy and Mike McGearty of CarTrawler at the announcement of their deal with BC Partners. Photograph:  Jason Clarke Photography

CarTrawler has become yet another Irish firm to notch up a big figure, when investment firm BC Partners bought a majority stake in the f(...)

Car rental car park at Dublin Airport. CarTrawler works with 1,000 partners across 30,000 pick-up locations around the world. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish technology firm CarTrawler, which produces car-hire software for airlines and travel agencies , is to be  sold for ¤450 million. Eur(...)

Pinterest, which allows users to create online bulletin boards, has nearly 50 million users globally, according to consultancy comScore

Pinterest raised more than $400 million in venture capital funding last year, placing it ahead of other leading technology firms, according to (...)

Dell’s largest independent shareholder, Southeastern Asset Management, has told the computer maker that a $24.4 billion buyout bid undervalues it, adding to a chorus of investor dissatisfaction with the landmark deal to take it private.

Michael Dell has said he is willing to “explore in good faith” the possibility of working with Blackstone or Carl Icahn, which(...)