‘It has been a great 12 months for M&A activity.’ Photograph: Getty Images

It has been a very good year for mergers and acquisitions, with deal volumes hitting record highs. Much of the activity has been driven by private equ(...)

Intel bought Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye in a deal worth $15.3 billion. Photograph: AFP Photo / Kimihiro Hoshinokimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images
The key sectors

In what was another very strong year for Irish mergers and acquisition activity, there was little change in the sectoral profile, with healthcare, foo(...)