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Analysis by Mergermarket revealed a vibrant Irish M&A scene in 2015.
There was a significant rise in deal value, from €45.3bn in 2014 to €189bn in 2015, despite a drop in deal volume, from 120 in 2014 to 104 in 2015.
These figures include Pfizer’s acquisition of Allergan announced in November 2015, which was worth €172.6bn, and Medtronic’s acquisition of Covidien in 2014, which was worth €33.9bn. Excluding these deals, Ireland’s M&A sector still recorded a significant increase, with value up 41% on 2014, from €11.4bn to €16.1bn.
Three highlights from the annual Irish M&A Review include:
Mergermarket's Irish M&A Review is published in partnership with William Fry.
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