Cashing in on buy-outs in a strong market

Management buy-outs can offer a win-win solution, allowing founding shareholders to keep skin in the game while extracting capital, and motivate management teams to take the business to the next level, writes Anya Cummins

Anya Cummins partner, corporate finance, Deloitte

A combination of attractive Irish targets and a well-funded market underpinned an active mergers and acquisition (M&A) landscape in 2015, and a rise in overall deal values.

M&A activity in H1, 2016 was slightly softer, with less very large transactions, but the market overall remained strong, with positive market sentiment across the range of business sectors.

The high proportion of outbound deals by Irish corporates acquiring businesses internationally as compared to our European ...