Private-equity buyouts have accounted for 19.8 per cent of all M&A deals in Ireland so far this year, the highest percentage recorded since the financial crisis.

Irish private-equity buyouts are on track to reach one of the highest annual figures on record, while tech deals continue to account for the lion’s sh(...)

The 2018 deal values were skewered by the €54 billion approach by Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical for Dublin-headquartered Shire

There was a jump in mergers and acquisitions in the State last year. The value of such deals surged, new figures from Mergermarket show. The value of(...)

No-deal Brexit would cause firms to postpone  strategic decisions amidst the uncertainty, said the report. Photograph: Brian O’Leary/

The value of Irish corporate transactions will fall 40 per cent next year if the UK fails to reach a Brexit deal with the EU, according to a new forec(...)

Shareholders of Takeda Pharmaceutical arriving for a  shareholders’ meeting in Osaka, Japan, on December 5th. Photograph: Kyodo/via Reuters

Takeda Pharmaceutical has won key shareholder approval to finance its £46 billion (€51.6bn) takeover of Shire, paving the way for Japan’s largest corp(...)

Shire head of research and development Andreas Busch said results were an important development for patients

Dublin-based pharma giant Shire has received test results which show patients treated with its experimental drug lanadelumab experienced “significantl(...)

The deal would be the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese company.

Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical will hold an investor vote on its $62 billion acquisition of Ireland-headquartered pharma giant Shire next month and aim(...)

Volkswagen’s self-driving car Sederic: the carmaker was among gainers on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Gains among tech, auto and mining stocks pushed European shares higher on Friday, as hopes of new trade talks between the US and China boosted investo(...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel talks with US president Donald Trump during the G7 Summit. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Irish stocks underperformed European counterparts on the first day of the trading week as Italy in particular rebounded after its new economy minister(...)

Oil prices slid on uncertainty over whether US president Donald Trump would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal

European shares edged up 0.1 per cent on Tuesday, but Italian stocks were a weak spot as the threat of a snap election grew, while earnings and deal-m(...)

Paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa fell more than 3 per cent to €34.38.

Worries over rising bond yields and falling metals prices trumped well-received earnings updates from Kering and Credit Suisse on Wednesday, sending E(...)

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