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. (...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain. Petroceltic, has urged shareholders not to take any action

Worldview Capital, the dissident shareholder of Petroceltic International that says it will bid £6.4 million (€8.1 million) for the troubled explorati(...)

Petroceltic ran out of funds after it was unable to raise cash on the bond markets late last year. It has also been unable to raise fresh equity due to the blocking stake held by Worldview

Worldview Capital, an activist fund based in the Cayman Islands that owns a 29 per cent stake in Dublin-based exploration company Petroceltic Interna(...)

Petroceltic chief executive, Brian O’Cathain

Dublin and London-listed exploration company Petroceltic, which last week put itself up for sale has transferred its rights to a licence it part-owns (...)

Catherine Murphy outside the Dail last month. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

In April, Independent TD Catherine Murphy called on the Government to order a full independent inquiry into a number of IBRC transactions, including t(...)

Michael Noonan: Told Catherine Murphy that Davy wrote to the department to confirm that Mr Carville had only advised Siteserv

Des Carville, the Davy adviser to Siteserv who co-ordinated its 2012 sale to a company controlled by Denis O’Brien, previously helped the prominent st(...)

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