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Mark Read, CEO of advertising agency WPP, leaves the company AGM in London last year.

Bain Capital agreed to buy 60 per cent of WPP’s market research unit Kantar in a deal that values the business at $4 billion. The private equity firm(...)

WPP shares were down 0.3 per cent in afternoon trade in London. The stock is up 16 per cent so far this year. Photograph:Toby Melville/Reuters

WPP is planning to announce the sale of a majority stake in its Kantar market-research business to Bain Capital within days, sources said. Bain has (...)

WPP is looking for ways to reduce debt after struggling to adapt to a shift toward digital ads.

Bain Capital has emerged as the frontrunner for a majority stake in WPP’s market research unit Kantar, sources said. The buyout firm is considered t(...)

Rent the Runway founder and chief executive Jenny Hyman

Rent the Runway, a US fashion company recently valued at $1 billion (€890 million), is to open a technology centre in the Republic of Ireland shortly.(...)

Worldpay  is based in Ohio after the Vantiv deal, though it retains an international base in the UK. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

FIS, a US-based financial services technology company, has unveiled plans to buy Worldpay in a $43 billion (€38 billion) deal that would create one of(...)

It was a good session for Ryanair, which added 4.8 per cent to €11.78 and more than bounced back from its subdued Tuesday trading. Photograph:  Friedemann Vogel/EPA

European stocks rose for a third day, as optimism about trade talks lifted global markets, and data showed earnings growth forecasts were stabilising.(...)

Wrike provides a single digital platform with features tailored for project management.

Work management technology company Wrike opened a new office in Dublin on Wednesday and aims to add another 50 jobs here in the next three years. Th(...)

Ryanair shares fell on the Iseq, ending the day down 3.5 per cent to €11.80. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

European shares fell on Tuesday after a new threat by Washington to impose more tariffs on Chinese products and fears the trade war could spread to Eu(...)

Sisk was owed more than €17m by Parsis, but it recently accepted less than €8m in ‘full and final settlement’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The building company John Sisk & Co has taken a €9 million writedown as part of a deal to walk away from a high-profile development site in one of(...)

Centric Health co-founder Dr Maurice Cox. In the year to the end of June 2016, the most recent period for which accounts are available, the Centric group had sales of €43 million. Photograph: Eric Luk

Centric Health, which owns primary care centres and GP practices across the country, has secured a long-term funding deal of more than €50 million, fo(...)

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