US medtech behemoth signals intent to commit to Ireland

Edwards Lifesciences says it will continue doing business in this country despite the coming hike in corporation tax

24th October, 2021
US medtech behemoth signals intent to commit to Ireland
Mike Mussallem, chairman and chief executive, Edwards Lifesciences: The US medtech giant is committed to growing its business in Ireland. Picture: Alan Place

Edwards Lifesciences, the US medtech giant that has made Ireland its European base, is committed to growing its business in the country despite a hike in the corporate tax rate, it has said.

Mike Mussallem, the company’s chief executive, said the new tax rate “challenges our ability to invest”, but the new level is “manageable”.

In 2018, the fast-growing US company announced plans to use Ireland as its European...

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