Variable liquidity: Paul Coulson’s stake in Ardagh Group, the company he transformed in less than two decades from sleepy Irish glass bottle maker to a global packaging giant, may be worth as much as €1.9 billion as a result of his biggest-ever deal. Photograph: Ardagh

Paul Coulson’s stake in Ardagh Group, the company he transformed in less than two decades from sleepy Irish glass bottle maker to a global packaging g(...)

The company says it expects to finance the acquisition with a combination of cash and secured and unsecured debt

Irish financier Paul Coulson’s Ardagh Group has revived plans to raise hundreds of millions of euro in equity, after unveiling a $3.42 billion (€3 bi(...)

Tony Smurfit, whose father, Michael Smurfit, was previously chief executive Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

Packaging group Smurfit Kappa awarded its new chief executive a pay packet of €3.3 million last year. Tony Smurfit, who took over from Gary McGann a(...)

Tony Smurfit:    played down the share price spike and said the company was only recovering what it has lost in recent weeks. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Smurfit Kappa Group has set its sights on the blue-chip FTSE 100 index of the biggest companies on the London Stock Exchange after its share price bou(...)

Chief executive Tony Smurfit. The group  said it is considering transferring its UK listing arrangements from standard to premium

Pretax profits at packaging group Smurfit Kappa rose 58 per cent in 2015 to €599 million from €378 million a year earlier, as it announced the appoint(...)

Tony Smurfit, chief executive  of Smurfit Kappa Group: he must surely be tempted to implement at least a slight change in emphasis, to announce his arrival if nothing else. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

Wednesday’s third-quarter results presentation by Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) will be the first public outing of the new chief executive, Tony Smurfit, (...)

Outgoing Smurfit Kappa chief executive Gary McGann: ‘I don’t want to be a hurler on the ditch.’ Photograph:  Alan Betson

Gary McGann, who yesterday announced his retirement as chief executive of the packaging group Smurfit Kappa, is understood to be planning to a(...)

Gary McGann, chief executive officer, Smurfit Kappa Group, said that the group’s 2014 performance is “strong evidence of the resilience of our integrated and geographically diverse business model”.   (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

Smurfit Kappa Group, the paper and packaging giant, is eyeing further expansion through buyouts in Europe and Latin America. Ian Curley, the chief fin(...)

Chief executive Gary McGann  earned €2.8 million on top of his individual remuneration package of €2.5 million. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Gary McGann, the chief executive of Smurfit Kappa, had a total remuneration package of €5.3 million in 2013, according to the paper and packagi(...)

In pensive mood: Michael Smurfit, from his autobiography A Life Worth Living

Two months after Michael Smurfit was born, on August 7th, 1936, his father John Jefferson Smurfit set up shop as a tailor. Born a Protes(...)