Merger accounting will be made possible by the 58.3 per cent to 41.7 per cent equity split in its favour, but with four of the top five board positions going to the Jefferson Smurfit Group, Madison Dearborn's proposed deal with Dutch rival Kappa Pack
Long-standing family shareholdings in the founding company have made little-known Elizabeth O'Kelly and Margaret Gatty the main beneficiaries of the €138.6 million sale of the Leinster Leader group to British regional publisher Johnston Press.
Carzone.ie, the popular Irish website for motor dealers and consumers, has been sold to the Guardian Media Group (GMG) in a deal worth a reputed €5 million.
Moydow Mines International, an Irish-based exploration company, has filed to list on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London in early October.
Independent News & Media (IN&M) is mounting a serious challenge in the race to buy the Leinster Leader group for more than €100 million, despite apparent competition issues.
Brian Dunne has finally made it to the stock market, even if the destination has been reached via the unexpected route of ACE Aviation Holdings, the Cn$4 billion (€2.6 billion) parent of Air Canada of which he is to become new group chief financial o