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US investors have been interested in fast-growing innovative companies

A feature of the Irish M&A market in recent years has been the growing influence of US private equity investors whose financial firepower has help(...)

Drones giving  tours of factories – part of the new reality of business. Photograph: iStock
M&A in 2022: Key trends

While global mergers and acquisitions hit an all-time high in 2021, looking ahead to 2022, a strong M&A pipeline remains. We take a look at the tr(...)

Tobacco company Philip Morris International has taken control of the British inhaler company Vectura despite concerns from health charities.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Tobacco company Philip Morris International has taken control of the British inhaler company Vectura after winning over enough of its shareholders, de(...)

The international headquarters of the US tobacco company Philip Morris in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Shareholders in the asthma inhaler maker Vectura have been urged to reject a £1.1 billion (€1.29bn) takeover by the tobacco company Philip Morris Inte(...)

Davy: fined €4.13m for breaching market rules in relation to a transaction involving the broker’s own staff.  Photo: Sasko Lazarov/

When the Central Bank revealed on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 2nd, that it had fined Davy €4.1 million in relation to a controversial 2014 bond tr(...)

Bank of Ireland, Davy’s one-time owner,  is widely seen by financial sector observers in Dublin as the most likely buyer. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The list of parties still in the race for Davy narrowed ahead of a deadline for firm bids on Friday, as the sale of the stockbroking and wealth manage(...)

Spanx has reportedly caught the eye of private equity firms. Photograph: iStock

Shapewear maker Spanx has tapped Goldman Sachs to explore options including a sale, New York Times’ DealBook newsletter reported on Friday, citing mu(...)

Mowlam Healthcare is also one of Ireland’s leading providers of Memory Care, a specialist service for people living with dementia.

Mowlam Healthcare, the State’s largest nursing home operator, is set to be taken control of by Dublin-based investment firm Cardinal Capital Group’s n(...)

BNRG and Dirigo recently sold eight solar projects to US investment giant Carlyle in a deal that will see the buyer pay $150m to build the power plants. The Irish company and its US partner will then operate the facilities

Irish solar energy specialist BNRG has struck new electricity-supply deals in the US state of Maine, boosting its total investment there to €250 milli(...)

Providence Resources’ chief executive Alan Linn says he was attracted to the role earlier this year by the potential of the Barryroe oil and gas field off the coast of Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A lawyer representing Gayle Killilea, ex-wife of onetime Celtic Tiger tycoon Seán Dunne, told a US court on Tuesday that there is “a tentative agreeme(...)

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