Perrigo’s €6.3 billion takeover of Elan (its Athlone plant is pictured) boosted the value of Irish M&A deals in 2013. Photographer: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

FIONA REDDANThe value of Irish mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and equity capital market deals jumped by almost 40 per cent to €38.6 billion last y(...)