Goodbody Stockbrokers boss Roy Barrett: Observers say it’s only a matter of time before the firm finds itself back on the market

Goodbody Stockbrokers’ managing director, Roy Barrett, has seen his fair share of clients’ deals fall apart in his almost quarter of a century in char(...)

Goodbody managing director Roy Barrett

Goodbody Stockbrokers’ planned €155 million takeover by Bank of China has fallen through, with the Beijing-based bank citing uncertainty caused by Cov(...)

The People’s Bank of China building in Beijing. Bank of China set up an Irish branch three years ago. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

Goodbody Stockbrokers last week won a first piece of business from its would-be new parent, Bank of China, as both sides wait for regulators in Beijin(...)

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(...)

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