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Sumitomo completed its €751m takeover of Fyffes in February. Photograph: PA Wire

Fyffes’s profits dropped last year as the tropical fruits distributor booked a charge of almost €32 million for advisers’ fees, management bonuses and(...)

Bananalink protest outside the extraordinary general meeting of fruit distributor Fyffes, which approved the group’s €751 million takeover by Japanese group Sumitomo Corporation in February. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fyffes, the Dublin-based tropical fruits company taken over in February by a Japanese group, has been given until next month to resolve a dispute over(...)

SMBC buys aircraft from manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus, and leases them to airlines

Aircraft leasing specialist SMBC Aviation Capital may issue a further bond this year to follow 2016’s $500 million fund raising, according to chief ex(...)

Toshiba Corporation president Satoshi Tsunakawa at  its headquarters in Tokyo  after the electronics maker released its consolidated earnings results for the April-December 2016 period without auditor approval. Photograph:  Kyodo News via Getty Images

There was yet more bad news last week for shareholders in one of Japan’s most totemic corporate names. Toshiba has reportedly parted company with its (...)

How has your Fyffes investment grown? Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

I had a holding of 2,100 Fyffes shares, purchased in November 2000. I paid 91 pence a share, or £1,911 plus stamp duty of £19.11 and commission of £28(...)

The €14.9 million acquisition of Cork-based Tyco by Johnson Controls was the largest deal of 2016

M&A activity in Ireland rose by 3 per cent last year but the value of deals slumped, new figures show. A total of 129 mergers and acquisitions oc(...)

Mark Collins, partner and head of transaction services at KPMG: “The consensus in the M&A community here is that 2017 is set to be another stellar year.”

The latest research from KPMG indicates that 2017 is likely to be even better than 2016 when it comes to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity de(...)

Fyffes: way now paved for the tropical fruits distributor to delist after three and a half decades on the Irish Stock Exchange.

Japanese group Sumitomo Corporation has secured the final necessary approval to take over Fyffes, paving the way for the tropical fruits distributor t(...)

Banana Link activists protesting the conditions of Fyffes’ Central American workers gather outside the Ballsbridge Hotel, where the company held its agm on January 16th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fyffes is preparing to answer allegations of worker exploitation at its Central American operations just as its €751 million takeover by a Japanese gr(...)

 Fyffes chairman David McCann flanked by  company secretary Seamus Keenan and non-executive director Tom Murphy.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fyffes’s €751 million takeover by Japanese group Sumitomo Corporation has been given the green light by the European Commission. In a statement, the(...)

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