Albert Manifold, CRH chief executive. “We have capital. We want to do M&A.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

CRH executives have signalled that the building materials giant will return to the mergers and acquisitions trail in 2021 after an effective pause dur(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CRH’s chief executive Albert Manifold’s €9.31 million remuneration package has drawn criticism from a leading shareholder advisory group at a time whe(...)

CRH was reported by Bloomberg in November to have hired JP Morgan to find a buyer for the group’s Philippines cement unit.

Building materials giant CRH moved on Tuesday to extend share buyback programme amid heightened market speculation that the company is reducing its ex(...)

While Brexit is seen as denting construction growth in the UK, Breedon sees ‘particularly strong growth’ in the Republic both this year and next. Photograph: iStock

British construction materials company Breedon saw revenue rise 153 per cent in Ireland in the first half of 2019 on the back of its acquisition of No(...)

Gene Murtagh, chief executive of Kingspan: if purchase goes through, firm is likely to sell Recticel’s flexible foam business to an as-yet unnamed third party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The €700 million that insulation specialist Kingspan is prepared to pay for Belgian rival Recticel is ahead of the €660 million in cash and available (...)

CRH CEO Albert Manifold. ‘CRH has been substantially restructured by the CEO over the past five years,’ says Davy.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CRH shares jumped on Wednesday after Europe’s biggest activist investor said it has built up a stake in the building materials giant, prompting specul(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold in the Roadstone Cement Quarry in Dublin. The company’s share price has been battered in recent months. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A day after Ireland’s largest plc published its latest quarterly update, Mary Rhinehart, who only joined the board last month, stumped up $27,340 for (...)

‘CRH’s trading update is largely as expected, with third-quarter trading impacted by wet US weather,’ said Davy analyst Robert Gardiner. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

CRH forecast on Tuesday that earnings would reach an all-time high of €3.35 billion this year but analysts are likely to lower their estimates, as the(...)

CRH, led by chief executive Albert Manifold, had already bought back €350 million of shares.

CRH, the largest company on Ireland’s Iseq index, has started the second phase of its share buyback programme, authorising its broker UBS to repurchas(...)

The CRH offices on Fitzwilliam Square. Earlier this year, CRH sold its US distribution business, Allied Building Products, for $2.6 billion (€2.24 billion). Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

CRH shares rose on Wednesday after the building materials giant said it had sold its do-it-yourself (DIY) retail business in the Netherlands and Belgi(...)

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