UDG said on Friday morning that the suitor “has informed the board of UDG that, following discussions with certain UDG shareholders, it is considering an improved and final offer of 1,080 pence per UDG share”.

US private equity group Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) is considering hiking its bid for Dublin-based UDG Healthcare by 5.57 per cent to £2.76(...)

Former UDG Healthcare chief executive Liam FitzGerald is now a deals adviser to US private equity giant Clayton, Dubilier & Rice which has agreed to buy the Irish business for €3.15 billion. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Dublin-based healthcare services provider UDG has agreed to be acquired for £2.6 billion (€3.15 billion) by a US private equity giant where the Irish (...)

Ocado was among the best performers in London, surging over 20 per cent after it announced a long-awaited international partnership, signing a deal with French supermarket giant Groupe Casino.

European shares edged up on Tuesday, aided by a strong performance from Royal Dutch Shell, which boosted oil and gas stocks, while the Irish focus was(...)