UDG said that with the on-going convergence of the pre-wholesale and wholesale markets in the UK, UniDrug has a “reduced fit” with UDG Healthcare’s core supply chain services operations in Ireland. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Healthcare services provider UDG Healthcare has sold its 50 per cent stake in UniDrug Distribution Group to its joint venture partner Alliance Boots f(...)

Healthcare services group UDG Healthcare said revenues and operating profits for the three months to the end of June were ahead of the same period las(...)

Actavis’s acquisition of Forest Laboratories for approximately €  18 billion was one of the largest M&A deals in the first half of the year. Photograph:   Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A flurry of high value M&A deals in the pharmaceutical sector has pushed the value of Irish deals to a record € 97.4 billion in the first six mont(...)

UDG Healthcare chief executive Liam FitzGerald. Photograph: Eric Luke

UDG Healthcare has acquired the specialist healthcare and scientific public relations businesses, Galliard and Nyxeon (MFRHRC Holdings Limited).The Lo(...)

UDG said that the two businesses, Galliard and Nyxeon, will add capabilities in data driven healthcare and scientific public relations to UDG Healthcare’s global healthcare communications business Ashfield Healthcare Communications. Photograph: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

Healthcare services provider UDG Healthcare has acquired the specialist healthcare and scientific public relations (PR) businesses, Galliard and Nyxeo(...)

 Gary McGann: bagged himself a seat on the board of Green REIT.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The game of will he/won’t he retire keeps swirling around Gary McGann, the chief executive of the Smurfit Kappa group. The more board seats he picks u(...)

Drug distributor UDG Healthcare saw revenues rise 2.3 per cent to €1.04 billion in the six months to the end of March, while operating profit was up 4(...)

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Businessman Denis O’Brien: has been paying down borrowings aggressively in recent years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Denis O’Brien has refinanced his Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) borrowings of about €300 million, removing them from the ongoing sale(...)

David Bunworth: marketing has a massive role

Marketers “are probably the worst communicators”, says David Bunworth, the former Bord Gáis Energy managing director and Aer Lingus commercial (...)