A year on from the last time we sat down with Anya Cummins, Partner and Head of M&A at Deloitte we wanted to see if there is any more certainty around Brexit since Article 50 was triggered. We were also keen to find out what the deal drivers are for Irish M&A and PE investments in the next 12 months.
Alan Walsh, One51's CEO delivered the keynote address. One51, the leading rigid plastics manufacturer operating from Ireland, the UK, North America and China, has been involved in a range of M&A transactions over the last year. This has included significant acquisitions in the US, including Encore Plastics and the more recent acquisition of Macro Plastics for $150m, a recent change in shareholding in the One51 group with CDPQ taking a significant shareholding earlier this year, and the disposal of ClearCircle Environmental UK and Ireland.