Conor Brennan, chief executive of Arachas:  “This acquisition is consistent with our strategic vision to expand our business and be the leading experts in our field.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Arachas, an Irish insurance broker that was bought last year by larger UK peer Ardonagh Group, has continued on its own acquisitions trail with an agr(...)

Dermot Smurfit: he said the plan was to ramp up production in the mill’s folding box board and carrier board  lines of business.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Packaging entrepreneurs Dermot Smurfit and Michael Smurfit have led the takeover of a New Zealand paper mill for an undisclosed price, saving the plan(...)

Arachas chief executive Conor Brennan.

Arachas, an Irish insurance broker that was bought last year by larger UK peer Ardonagh Group, has acquired a Kilkenny-based fintech company as it pre(...)

Tony Smurfit: “I was lucky. Things just opened at the right time. It wasn’t planned.” Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s three years since cardboard box-maker Smurfit Kappa received a St Valentine’s Day overture of the most unwelcome kind from US rival International(...)

Irish insurance broker Arachas  was bought last year by larger UK peer Ardonagh Group

Arachas, an Irish insurance broker that was bought last year by larger UK peer Ardonagh Group, has continued on its own deals trail with the purchase (...)

At first glance, headline second-quarter results from IPL Plastics, the company formerly known as One51 that is subject to an agreed takeover by US pr(...)

IPL Plastics chiief executive Alan Walsh: current trading in the shares shows the market is pricing in a high probability of the deal going through, with little chance of  flushing  out a higher offer. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish boardroom doyenne Rose Hynes, a non-executive director at IPL Plastics, which makes everything from ice-cream containers to wheelie bins, is hol(...)

Sale agreed: Alan Walsh, chief executive of IPL Plastics (formerly One51). Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

IPL Plastics, the Irish-headquartered packaging company, said on Wednesday it agreed to be taken over by US private equity giant Madison Dearborn Part(...)

Quoting an email to staff from the Mater Private Hospital group’s chief executive, the Business Post says he warned them the healthcare sector would not escape the full impact of a recession.

The Mater Private Hospital group has warned staff that its ability to pay wages and its debts “is now under threat” and that the “danger to the Mater (...)

Arachas   chief executive of Conor Brennan said the company was  looking to double the amount of business written in Ireland over the next five years by a combination of organic growth and acquisitions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Arachas, the acquisitive Dublin-based insurance broker focused on small businesses, plans to double the amount of its coverage it writes over the next(...)

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