Johnson Controls the world’s largest producer of automotive batteries

Johnson Controls International is drawing interest from private equity firms KKR & Company and Apollo Global Management for its power solutions bu(...)

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 new roles are being led by the creation of the global research and development facility for medical devices  in  Dublin. Library photograph: iStock

Mallinckrodt, the Dublin-domiciled specialty pharmaceutical group, plans to create 75 high-skilled jobs, bringing total employees in its new Blanchard(...)

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(...)

Workers on the assembly line at a  Johnson Controls car seat factory in Beijing. Photograph: Ricky Wong/Bloomberg

Ireland is set to become home to the world’s largest car seat maker, Adient, which is being spun off following the tax-driven merger of US conglomerat(...)

A company logo is seen at a Pfizer office in Dublin. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

US drug giant Pfizer has called off its planned $160 billion takeover of Dublin-based Allergan that would have led to its relocation to Ireland after(...)

US treasury secretary Jack Lew said  the new restrictions would “further rein in inversions and reduce the ability of companies to avoid taxes”. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The US government has taken steps to crack down further on tax-avoiding corporate “inversion” deals involving American corporations merging with overs(...)

Hillary Clinton: condemned the merger of Johnson Controls and Cork-based Tyco International during a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa. Photograph: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has hardened her criticism of the latest Irish-based “corporate inversion” of a US firm for relocating its le(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: The European Commission President was prime minister of Luxembourg when most of the ’Luxembourg leaks’ tax deals were negotiated. Photograph:  Laurent Dubrule/EPA

The European Union’s fight against aggressive corporate tax planning steps up a gear today when the EU economics commissioner unveils a new package on(...)

EU economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici:  will announce measures designed to stop companies exploiting loopholes in how tax is calculated across borders. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The EU’s clampdown on aggressive corporate tax planning is set to intensify as the European Commission prepares to unveil an anti-tax-avoidance packa(...)

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