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Businesses, including Sweden’s Ericsson, Finland’s Nokia and Sharp of Japan, have lost money after China’s supreme court banned them from protecting their patents by securing licensing deals in foreign courts, the European Commission said.

The EU is taking China to the World Trade Organization for alleged patent infringements that are costing companies billions of euros, as part of what (...)

Chief executive of Gowen Group Mick Dwan: ‘If I was in a pure electric car – and I drive around the country – I would be a little nervous about the car going to Cork or to Belfast.’ Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/ The Irish Times

Why have heads not rolled in the global motor trade over the current supply mess? It’s a perceptive point raised by Mick Dwan, boss of one of Ireland’(...)

Bremdan McAtamney led UDG for six years

Brendan McAtamney has stepped down from his role as chief executive of UDG Healthcare following the completion of a deal to acquire the company by Cla(...)

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in conversation with Oprah Winfrey. Photograph: Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions via AP

Meghan Markle has called for a reshaping of the tabloid newspaper industry in Britain and said she had been patient in the face of “deception, intimid(...)

Shares in UDG rose by 0.5 per cent in early trading in London on Tuesday to £10.71. Photograph: David Sleator

UDG Healthcare confirmed on Tuesday that US private equity group Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has hiked its takeover bid for the Dublin-base(...)

Even the large investor that UDG originally had in the bag to support the deal can’t be counted on to the extent that was once hoped

It seemed that UDG Healthcare would be just another Irish company to exit the market with barely a whimper, when the group revealed four weeks ago tha(...)

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 (...)

Convest, through its Gowan Motor Group subsidiaries, holds the Irish franchise for vehicles from Peugeot, Opel and Honda cars. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP via Getty

The Irish motor retail group owned by the Maughan family paid €9.5 million to take over Opel distribution in the Republic in October 2019. According (...)

Citroën’s Irish importer, the IM Group, is to relinquish its contract for the French car brand in the Republic from April next year.

Citroën’s Irish importer, the IM Group, is to relinquish its contract for the French car brand in the Republic from April next year. The IM Group, whi(...)

Liam FitzGerald: oversaw 30 acquisitions during his time as chief executive of UDG between 2000 and 2016

Liam FitzGerald, the former chief executive of UDG Healthcare, has been named as chairman-designate of Gowan Group, succeeding Michael Maughan when he(...)

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