2018 M&A deals up 5% last year

In 2018, 268 M&A deals were recorded, an increase of 5 per cent from 2017, with total transaction values adding up to €10 billion. Some of the hi(...)

From left, Uniphar chief executive Ger Rabbette with chairman Maurice Pratt: Uniphar’s acquisition of Sisk Healthcare was the largest deal involving both Irish buyers and sellers in 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving Irish companies is at its highest level since at least 2005, according to a new study by In(...)

The acquisition of Dublin-based Sky Leasing will help swell Goshawk Aviation’s fleet of 120 aircraft worth more than $5.8 billion. Photograph: iStock

Hong Kong’s billionaire Cheng family, best known for its Chow Tai Fook Jewellery group, has bought an Irish aircraft leasing firm. Goshawk Aviation,(...)

One Molesworth Street on the corner of Dawson Street and Molesworth Street. Photograph: Bryan Meade

The Irish subsidiary of a Canadian multinational bank, Toronto-Dominion Bank, will expand its Dublin presence having signed an agreement to let space (...)

Facebook is reportedly considering AIB’s HQ as site for office campus

Social media group Facebook is considering building more than 700,000 sq ft of offices that could house 5,000 workers at a high-profile Dublin site, t(...)

Green Reit is focusing on developing its existing properties rather than buying further assets, according to chief executive Pat Dunne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Green Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) is close to letting the top floor of its recently completed flagship office building in central Dublin. The(...)

Aergo Chief executive Fred Browne: “We focus on emerging markets. Our experience in those markets helps us achieve very good lease rate factors and yields.”

Name any of the world’s top 10 aircraft leasing firms and they will have a significant presence in Dublin or will have originated in Ireland. Gecas, A(...)