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Consider, too, the many employees forced to wait while antitrust regulators scrutinise deals, with only the dreaded merger “synergies” – often shorthand for job losses – to look forward to.

Plenty of ordinary workers deserve sympathy but this week mine is reserved for staff at Refinitiv. Until October last year, Refinitiv was the trading(...)

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(...)

Alongside what was happening globally, Ireland wasn’t short of its own significant deals during the year. Illustration: iStock

Possibly the most important merger of 2016 from the perspective of market impact was the one that didn’t happen. The proposed $160 billion (€150 bill(...)

The A&L Goodbody building at the IFSC: law firm was honoured at the  Mergermarket European M&A Awards ceremony in London. Photograph: Eric Luke

Corporate law firm A&L Goodbody was named “Ireland M&A Legal Adviser of the Year” on Thursday evening at the Mergermarket European M&A Awa(...)

Alan Murphy, managing partner  Eversheds law firm.   Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish affiliate of the Eversheds global legal network is set to participate in a global tie-up with US law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LL(...)

The block of apartments are along the banks of the river Lee in Cork city.

A block of apartments on the banks of the river Lee in Cork city is fresh to the investment market this week with joint agents CBRE and Cushman & (...)

Covidien employed 435 people at the Tullamore plant in the seven months to the end of April 2015 with staff costs, including directors’ remuneration totalling €10.1 million

A subsidiary of Irish-based medtech firm Covidien, the group which was acquired in a high-profile $50 billion inversion deal by Medtronic last year, p(...)

Bob Savage, president, American Chamber of Commerce Ireland: “It is the quality of this workforce that is driving the growth of US FDI in Ireland.”

The success of US companies in Ireland can be viewed through many lenses. You can look at the growing number of companies, now over 700, who call Irel(...)

Anthony Reidy and  Ger O’Mahoney of PwC Cork with WGPA executive committee members Anna Geary and Valerie Mulcahy. Photogaph: Gerard McCarthy

PricewaterhouseCoopers has relocated its Cork offices to the city’s largest office block, One Albert Quay. The professional services firm has double(...)

View of the Capitol site, developed by John Cleary Developments, Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Construction is underway on Cork’s most important high-street development for many years. “The Capitol”, located on St Patrick’s Street, but also w(...)

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