A Deloitte office in the Netherlands. The firm’s Irish member topped the league table of corporate deals for the first half of this year.

Accountants Deloitte led the way in advising on corporate dealmaking in the Republic in the first half of this year, new figures show. Covid-19 sent (...)

Herbert Hill apartment complex while under construction, near Dundrum Shopping Centre. Photograph: James Forde

Glenveagh Properties has secured over €55 million from the sale of the 90 high-end apartments at its Herbert Hill scheme next to Dundrum Town Centre i(...)

Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Kilkenny will be the focus for the fund which expects to support construction of up to 2,000 new homes.  Photograph: iStock

A €50 million fund has been launched to provide investment for mid-size residential developments across the State. Large urban areas including Dublin(...)

The Herbert Hill apartment complex  nearing completion opposite Dundrum Town Centre. Photograph: James Forde

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is pursuing a plan to secure all 90 units at an apartment scheme beside Dundrum Town Centre for social housing. (...)

At the signing of the deal to acquire STS were (from left): Stephan Possekel, managing director DTS; Catherine von Fürstenberg-Dussmann, chairman of the board of trustees of the Dussmann Group; Dr Wolfgang Häfele, executive board spokesman, Eddie Walsh, chairman STS Group and Richard Hogan, managing director STS Group

Waterford-based businessman Eddie Walsh has sold his specialist engineering company STS Group to German facilities management giant Dussmann Group in (...)

Permanent TSB has agreed to allow some of its distressed mortgage holders stay in their homes under a mortgage to rent scheme offered by an organisation called Home for Life. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Permanent TSB has agreed to allow some of its distressed mortgage holders stay in their homes under a mortgage to rent scheme offered by an organisati(...)

“Public equity markets are a key consideration which influence valuation and provide confidence for companies to sell. High stock market valuations also create pressure for listed companies to make acquisitions,” says Nicholas O’Gorman of Davy Corporate Finance. Photograph: iStock
A buoyant year for M&A deals

Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States created a period of much uncertainty for businesses in the second h(...)

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(...)

The fact that valuations are high and funding availability is good has brought forward a number of sales and management buy-outs, often from business owners that have held off as a result of the recession,” says Katharine Byrne of BDO. Photograph: iStock

Funding “We currently have as favourable an environment as I’ve ever seen from a funding point of view, from banks, specialist debt funds and the pri(...)

Finesse produces products for woundcare and skin treatment, including skin barrier films and protection creams, and silicone and polyurethane foam wound dressings. Photograph: Kham/Reuters

Longford-based manufacturing company Finesse Medical has been acquired by the New York-listed Avery Dennison Corporation in a multimillion-euro deal. (...)

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