CapVest took control of the Mater Private in 2007 in a deal that valued the business at €350 million. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fresenius, the German publicly-quoted healthcare giant with a €34 billion market value, has emerged one of the final suitors vying to take over the Ma(...)

The total cost of the fibre rollout is estimated by some sources as being between €1 billion and €1.5 billion.

The UK listed private equity giant, 3i, and a division of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway are taking part in the E-Net consortium that is bidding f(...)

The oil and gas sector extended its gains, rising 2.8 per cent overall as shares in Royal Dutch Shell and BP rallied, helped by a rise in oil prices.

European shares rose as a surge in oil helped offset sliding banks, while investors speculated on the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting. The Is(...)

Irish Life is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Aviva Health, which was put up for sale by its UK parent late last year.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Irish Life is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Aviva Health, which was put up for sale late last year. The Irish Times has learned that Irish Lif(...)

Spot gold jumped as much as 3.6 per cent to $1,240.90 an ounce,

Gold surged nearly 4 per cent on Thursday to its highest in a year as fears about financial instability, a lower dollar and US Treasury yields persuad(...)

The lithium-ion polymer battery of a hybrid vehicle: demand for lithium’s use in electric vehicles could grow 11-fold by 2025, says Goldman Sachs. Photograph: Seongjoon Cho/Bloomberg

When Douglas Caster was 13 his father marched him to the Teeside steelworks in the north-east of England where he worked. It was meant as a warning. (...)

Liberty Global has built a commanding position on the continent, snapping up Virgin Media in the UK, Ziggo in the Netherlands, TV3 in Ireland, and Unitymedia, Germany’s second largest cable operator.

John Malone, the “cable cowboy”, lassoed another blockbuster deal this month when his Liberty Global agreed a $5.4 billion (€5.1 billion) takeover of (...)

The health insurer paid €6.4 million in wages and salaries to its 114 staff last year, with total staff remuneration running to €10m

Aviva Health paid a dividend of €11 million to its shareholders in 2014, according to accounts just filed by the Irish company. The health insurer, w(...)

Aviva’s Dublin office. The group has appointed Macquarie to advise it on options for its health insurance business.

UK insurance group Aviva is preparing to sell its Irish health insurance business, which has about 300,000 customers. The company has appointed Macqu(...)

Annie Slattery of ConX: “Aussie builders love the Irish”

Moving to Australia has become a rite of passage for many young Irish people. For Annie Slattery, it also led her into a whole new career assisting(...)