Philip Connolly

Philip Connolly

Chasing the big ticket deals

Chasing the big ticket deals

While Irish start-ups seem to have no trouble raising seed capital, when it comes to bringing in the big bucks they struggle

The Sunday Interview: Charles Handy

The Sunday Interview: Charles Handy

Charles Handy spent the first half of his career working for Shell and the London Business School, and the second half questioning corporate values. Here, he reveals why change is good.

Interview: Search pays off for Lyon as Realex Payments sells for €115 million

Interview: Search pays off for Lyon as Realex Payments sells for €115 million

In an interview with this newspaper last July, Colm Lyon broached the concept of raising cash to ...

Actavis used Irish unit funds for Botox deal

Actavis used Irish unit funds for Botox deal

Actavis pulled €5.7 billion out of its Irish operation earlier this month to help fund its $70 ...

Super-rich set sights on Dublin

Super-rich set sights on Dublin

High net worth individuals are piling into the capital, focusing on property as the best way to get a return for their huge sums of money

It’s a home run to Hollywood

It’s a home run to Hollywood

Kitman Labs signs deal with LA Dodgers

Teeling in talks to sell 20 per cent of Great Northern for €5 million

Teeling in talks to sell 20 per cent of Great Northern for €5 million

The Teeling family are in discussions with a number of investors about selling a 20 per cent stake in the Great Northern Distillery for around €5 million.

Year of living dangerously   on the currency markets

Year of living dangerously on the currency markets

The effects of the ECB’s quantitative easing programme may drive Europe’s currency even lower

Mega merger clears way for €6.5bn CRH deal

Mega merger clears way for €6.5bn CRH deal

Industry giants Lafarge and Holcim agree new merger terms to create the largest cement company in the world. Philip Connolly reports

Ralph Lauren sets up $5bn pair of Irish companies

Ralph Lauren sets up $5bn pair of Irish companies

The New York-based fashion house Ralph Lauren, founded and owned by the eponymous designer, has established two Irish companies with a combined share capital of $5 billion to run significant parts of the global fashion empire.

SFI boss’s expense bill totals €60,000

SFI boss’s expense bill totals €60,000

Taxpayer footed small bills and large for Ferguson

The Sunday Interview: Dermot Smurfit

The Sunday Interview: Dermot Smurfit

Smurfit is a father of seven. His son, Dermot Junior, is chief executive of GameAccount Network, a software company specialising in the gambling trade that is growing rapidly.

Nama redundancy bill to cost €20m as agency winds down

Nama redundancy bill to cost €20m as agency winds down

Nama’s redundancy costs are set to be about €20 million as the agency accelerates its wind-down.

Smurfit family to receive €4m Finnish windfall

Smurfit family to receive €4m Finnish windfall

Powerflute, the paper company controlled by the Smurfit family, is in line to earn around €4 million as it sells out of a Finnish paper mill.

Mergers and acquisitions: Activity set to remain robust as companies put cash to work

Mergers and acquisitions: Activity set to remain robust as companies put cash to work

IMAP’s Jurgis Oniunas gives his assessment of the current trends driving the global M&A market, writes Philip Connolly.