Denis O’Brien set up Digicel in 2000 which has networks in 31 countries, including Haiti. Photograph: AFP/Getty

What was all the fuss about Digicel yanking its initial public offering this week? For six months Denis O’Brien, Ireland’s richest man, had plotted(...)

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It looks like Denis O’Brien will unfortunately have to wait another year for entry, but the annual Wall Street 50 list, compiled by Niall O’Dowd’s Iri(...)

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As the media picked apart Denis O’Brien’s decision to yank the $2 billion flotation of Digicel, its biggest rival quietly kicked it while it was down.(...)

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Image of the week: Storm the headquarters Air France executive vice president for human resources and labour relations Xavier Broseta is not sh(...)

Digicel planned its stock market debut at $13 to $16 a share, giving the company with annual revenues of $2.8 billion and debt of $6.5 billion a market value of between $4 billion and $5 billion

The decision by Irish billionaire Denis O’Brien to pull a potential $2 billion (€1.8 billion) flotation of his mobile phone company Digicel drew a mix(...)

Denis O’Brien: Called off the initial public offering  at the 11th hour after investors declined to meet his valuation of the business. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

As Denis O’Brien tells it, he woke up yesterday morning feeling “very happy” at his decision on Tuesday night to pull Digicel’s planned $2 billion (€1(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien: there are two broad reasons for going down the IPO route – raising funds or facilitating an exit for existing shareholders. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is no such thing as a “good” pulled IPO. In the statement announcing its decision not to proceed with its plan to float this week on the New Yor(...)

The High Court will hear Persona’s third-party funding details on November 17th. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The High Court hearing over whether third-party funding can be used by Persona in its case against the State in relation to the 1995 mobile phone lice(...)

A concern for fund managers was that only a tiny proportion of Digicel revenues come from cable and fibre services. Photograph: Reuters

The warning lights started flashing over the weekend in the Carribbean, suggesting all was not well with Denis O’Brien’s plan to raise up to $2 billio(...)

The decision by Digicel, the Bermuda based telecoms company owned by Denis O’Brien, to cancel its potential $2 billion (€1.8bn) share flotation on the(...)