Avectas cofounder and chief executive Dr Michael Maguire, with cofounder Dr Shirley O’Dea, chief scientific officer and business development director Dr Gillian Hendy. Photograph: Iain White/Fennells

Serial entrepreneur Seamus Mulligan has led a $10 million (€12 million) fundraising for an Irish business at the cutting edge of cell therapy. Avect(...)

Smyths Toys picked up the Toys R Us central European business for a reported €79 million. Photograph: Frank Miller

For The Irish Times Deal of the Year Award this year, we’ve chosen four major transactions that have either rewarded their owners for years of hard wo(...)

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

From promising acquisitions to significant asset sales and business exits, the winners for July, August and September of this year’s Irish Times Busin(...)

Pictured at the launch of this year’s The Irish Times Business Awards in association with KPMG, were Eimear Moran, media solutions director with the Irish Times; KPMG managing partner Shaun Murphy, and Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland and chair of the judging panel. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

The second edition of The Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG has been launched. This year’s awards ceremony will be held in the Ma(...)

Aryzta had an unremitting bad year and was the  standout corporate loser of 2018. Photograph: Reuters

It was another year of mixed fortunes in corporate Ireland. The economy continues to be the fastest growing in Europe while the live register fell to (...)

The former Clerys department store changed hands this year. Who are the new owners?

1. Who is stepping down this month as chief executive of Aer Lingus and who will succeed him on January 1st? 2. Irish Continental Group was forced to(...)

Ireland’s industry superstars give cause for optimism.

Talk about pharma and medtech in Ireland and the presumption is always that the conversation relates to multinational giants, tax breaks and governmen(...)

Séamus Mulligan, chairman and chief executive of Adapt Pharma

Séamus Mulligan, the chairman and chief executive of Adapt Pharma, has been chosen as The Irish Times Business Person of the Month for August, an awar(...)

Adapt Pharma developed a non-injectable form of Naloxone,  which resulted in a $735 million payday for its investors,  including serial pharmaceutical entrepreneur Séamus Mulligan

You’d never say that a $735 million payday was not a landmark occasion but the sale of Adapt Pharma – the maker of the opioid rescue drug Narcan that (...)

Two members of the Manchester fire department in New Hampshire assess the condition of a man who had overdosed on heroin and who was revived with two doses of Narcan. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

In hindsight, it looks like a no-brainer. Take a tried and tested drug that addresses a burgeoning epidemic and make it easier to use. Then sit back a(...)

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