Why 2020 was such a big deal for a host of Irish firms

From Asavie’s €121 million sale to Pointy’s payday many early investors were rewarded for keeping the faith

Eric Mosley, chief executive of Workhuman, which hit the fabled €1 billion valuation mark this year. Photo: Fergal Phillips

Despite the challenges triggered by the coronavirus, there were some stellar corporate deals done in Ireland this year.

In several instances, long-standing founders along with the early stage investors that had faith in them and backed them right from the beginning reaped multimillion rewards. This was particularly true in the technology space, as this recap of the most high-profile deals of 2020 shows.

CPL Resources: €318 million

CPL, Anne Heraty’s 30-year-old recruitment business, agreed a ...