The acquisition by Irish retailer Smyths Toys of 90 Toys “R” Us stores  for €79 million is among the notable transactions recorded in Investec’s latest quarterly tracker of mergers and acquisitions

Smurfit Kappa’s €460 million acquisition of Dutch recycling business Reparenco, and the acquisition of 90 Toys “R” Us stores across Germany, Austria a(...)

As familiarity with private equity grows here, more internationally flavoured deals are likely to follow. Photograph: iStock

A feature of M&A activity in Ireland right now is its international flavour. “We have seen an increasing number of cross-border transactions, muc(...)

Awas expanded its Boeing Dreamliner fleet in 2016 with its first 787 delivery to  Ethiopian Airlines. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is buying Dublin-based Awas Aviation Capital in a move that will create a $14 billion (€12.9 billion) aircraft leasing busi(...)

Dublin-headquartered SMBC Aviation Capital, which last month said it will buy $11.8 billion of planes from Airbus Group in the largest single-aisle aircraft order ever placed by a leasing company, is understood to have emerged as a bidder for Awas’ aviation assets. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Dublin-headquartered SMBC Aviation Capital and Hong Kong Aviation Capital are understood to have joined the bidding for aircraft assets being sold by (...)

Billionaire Li Ka-shing: keen to diversify out of Hong Kong.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

Last week it was reported that Asia’s richest man, Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, was looking to buy the Dublin-based Awas Aviation Capital. Li is a le(...)

AWAS, an aircraft lessor focused on buying used jets mainly from other leasing companies, is owned by the private equity firm Terra Firma and  could be worth about $5 billion (€ 3.73 billion), for around 100 aircraft. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Cheung Kong Holdings, the property firm led by Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing, is seeking to buy into Dublin-based Awas Aviation Capital (AWAS), the c(...)

Awas Aviation Capital, a Dublin-based lessor with more than 280 aircraft, has hired banks as advisers and is working through possible scenarios that would let Terra Firma Capital Partners and minority owners exit.

Dublin based Awas Aviation Capital, an aircraft lessor focused on buying used jets mainly from other leasing companies, is studying options for a sale(...)