The Irish Times reported last month that Bank of China was in pole position to buy Goodbody. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Bank of China, one of Beijing’s four largest state-owned commercial banks, is close to agreeing to take control of Goodbody Stockbrokers, according to(...)

Fexco in  Killorglin, Co Kerry, employs over 2,400 people. File photograph:  Don MacMonagle

Bank of China is understood to be leading bidders for Goodbody Stockbrokers, nine months after a consortium from Beijing saw their €150 million bid to(...)

Fexco, founded and led by executive chairman Brian McCarthy, bought 75 per cent of Goodbody eight years ago from AIB in a deal worth €24 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

It didn’t take long. Less than four months after Goodbody Stockbrokers and its majority owner Fexco pulled out of a deal to sell the 142-year-old firm(...)

Kerry-based financial services company Fexco bought 75 per cent of Goodbody eight years ago from AIB in a deal worth €24 million. Photograph: iStock

J Goodbody Stockbrokers and its majority owner Fexco are in fresh talks with a number of interested parties that could see all or part of the busines(...)

Roy Barrett, who has led Goodbody for more than two decades, will remain at the helm following a takeover by Chinese government-backed Zhong Ze Culture Investment Holdings. Photograph: Eric Luke

Goodbody Stockbrokers and its majority owner Fexco are set to unveil the terms of the securities firm’s planned takeover by a Chinese group next week (...)

The tie-up between Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland and Merrion Capital comes at a time when management at Goodbody Stockbrokers and the firm’s majority owner, Fexco, are in advanced talks to sell the business to Chinese state-owned Zhong Ze Culture Investment Holdings

Stockbroking and investment services group Cantor Fitzgerald’s Irish unit has agreed to buy Merrion Capital in a deal worth up to €18 million, as the (...)

Rising regulatory and compliance costs are driving deals in the sector. Photograph: iStock

Cantor Fitzgerald’s Irish unit has agreed to acquire Merrion Capital, as the industry prepares for a wave of deals amid rising regulatory and complian(...)

AIB is looking to acquire further wealth management assets as the industry prepares for a wave of consolidation. Photograph: Paul McErlane

AIB, which is in advanced talks to buy investment and stockbroking firm Investec Ireland, is understood to be planning to use the deal as a launchpad (...)

The Catholic Church in Ireland has put the collection box out for Irish business, seeking millions to help fund this year’s visit by Pope Francis, according to the ‘Sunday Business Post’. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Goodbody valuation The sale of Goodbody Stockbrokers to Chinese investors will value the business at €150 million, reports the Sunday Business Post.(...)