Many aviation firms are based in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Several of the global leaders in the aviation industry are in Ireland. We look at five: AerCap is a global leader in aircraft leasing, serving approx(...)

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(...)

Hong Kong is seen as a major threat due to major Chinese banks moving in to fund leasing companies there. Photograph: iStock

The latest figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), published in December 2017, have forecast net profit for the industry of $(...)

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(...)