Seamus Kearney

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Valeo chief executive Seamus Kearney: “We expect to further grow our European business unit.” Photograph:  Chris Bellew /Fennells

Valeo Foods, the Dublin-headquartered food group that owns Jacobs biscuits, has gained a foothold in the German market by acquiring Schluckwerder, a c(...)

Group CEO at Valeo Foods Seamus Kearney: since it was formed in 2010, Valeo has been on an acquisitions spree

The Irish food company that owns Jacobs biscuits and Batchelors beans is firmly on course to break the €1 billion sales barrier in 2021 after it poste(...)

It’s All Good is a major supplier of private label tortillas to supermarkets.  Photograph: iStock

Valeo Foods, a Dublin group that owns Jacob’s biscuits and Batchelors beans, has bought a UK manufacturer of tortilla chips . The Capvest-backed Iris(...)

Valeo has completed 14 acquisitions since it was founded in 2010

Valeo Foods, which owns a number of well-known Irish brands, has extended its package of debt totalling €860 million and added a €35 million revolving(...)

Outgoing  IAG chief Willie Walsh: IAG have named Iberia CEO Luis Gallego as his successor. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Willie Walsh’s imminent departure as chief executive of International Airlines Group (IAG) is unlikely to halt momentum at its Irish subsidiary Aer Li(...)

 Willie Walsh, the then chief executive of Aer Lingus speaking to members of the press in 2001 on the day a restucturing plan was announced with the loss of over 2000 staff jobs. Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

News that Willie Walsh is stepping down as chief executive of Aer Lingus owner IAG won’t have come as a surprise to most people, given that he recentl(...)

Derbyshire-based Matthew Walker dominates the seasonal pudding market through most major retailers including Lidl and Waitrose, and and has sales of about €40 million.

Valeo Foods, the Dublin-headquartered group that owns Batchelors beans and the Jacobs biscuit brand, has agreed a deal to pay £67 million (€75.5 milli(...)

The deal includes the Kettle and Go Pure snack brands, as well as Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn

Valeo Foods, the acquisitive Dublin food group that owns Batchelors beans and Jacobs biscuits, is bearing down on the €1 billion annual sales barrier,(...)

A selection of Kettle crisps, which are set to be acquired by Irish food group Valeo from the Campbell Soup company.

Valeo Foods, backed by Cavan dealmaker Seamus Fitzpatrick, is in exclusive talks with Campbell Soup to buy the UK and Irish arm of the company behind (...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, began his career as a pilot with Aer Lingus.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Willie Walsh occasionally recounts how, when he was chief executive of Aer Lingus, he found the notes from the interview he did after applying to be a(...)

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