Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: said the acquisition would boost the Irish group’s ability to drive the North American construction market to energy-efficient insulated panels.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Insulation specialist Kingspan is poised to buy a Canadian rival in a €109 million deal.The Irish group said yesterday it has agreed to buy the build(...)

Gene Murtagh, CEO Kingspan said the acquisition would be funded from existing credit facilities

Irish insulation and materials manufacturer Kingspan has agreed to buy the building products division of the Canadian firm VicWest for C$154.5 million(...)

Gene Murtagh, CEO Kingspan, said that the group delivered strong growth in profitability in the first six months of the year, and its order book has carried good momentum into the second half of the year, “driven by continued growth in the demand for low energy buildings”. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Insulation manufacturer Kingspan reported a 4 per cent rise in revenues in the first six months of the year, as sales levelled off in the second quart(...)

Gene Murtagh, Kingspan chief executive. Photograph: Alan Betson

FIONA REDDAN Kingspan, the building materials and insulation group, has positioned itself for a tilt at the rapidly improving US housing market with t(...)

Kingspan’s acquisition of Pactiv will allow the Irish company build upon the growing success of its existing insulated panel business throughout the North America region.

Irish insulation and building materials manufacturer Kingspan has acquired the building insulation division of US company Pactiv for $82 million (€61m(...)

Andrea Murtagh, who has died aged 70, was the wife of Gene Murtagh, founder of Kingspan, one of Ireland’s most successful companies, a global m(...)

Gene Murtagh continues to hold 1.13 million shares in the insulation specialist, around 0.66 per cent of the group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh earned a near €1.8 million profit through cashing in 200,000 share options this week. (...)

Kingspan saw its sales rise by 10 per cent in 2013, up to € 1.79 billion. Pictured is Kingspan’s Gazeley building in the UK.

Kingspan, the Dublin-listed provider of insulation solutions, saw its sales rise by 10 per cent in 2013, up to € 1.79 billion, as the group ben(...)

Gilbert McCarthy (left), Kingspan managing director, and chief executive Gene Murtagh. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Given that the success rate of mergers and acquisitions can be as low as just 25 per cent, Kingspan must be feeling pleased that its most recent trans(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh said the group delivered a positive performance against a backdrop of weak European economic conditions and a tough winter across many regions. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / IRISH TIMES

Despite a “relatively sluggish” start to the year, Kingspan saw its sales momentum accelerate through the second quarter to post a 13 per cent increas(...)