Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released new data finding that Irish private equity buyouts stand at their second highest YTD volume on Mergermarket record, with 21 deals worth EUR 1.9bn. Irish private equity buyouts have also accounted for 19.8% of M&A deals so far this year, the highest percentage since the financial crisis.
Geopolitical events continue to provide a challenging backdrop to M&A in Europe. In an effort to help give dealmakers clarity in navigating this new political era, attendees to Acuris events in 2017 events have benefitted from these first-hand views by government ministers and political commentators.
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.
Brexit means Brexit. But the big question is how will it impact business and the single market? We caught up with Dan O'Brien, Chief Economist at The Institute of International and European Affairs to discuss what he thinks is in store for the Irish M&A community post Brexit.
Ahead of the upcoming Deal Drivers Ireland Forum on 14 September in Dublin, Deloitte's Partner and Head of M&A Anya Cummins talks to Mergermarket about recent drivers and opportunities for the M&A in the country and how Irish M&A will look in a post Brext world.