Brokers: Irish Life and Fyffes are top takeover targets

David Went's Irish Life and Permanent and the McCann family's Fyffes are the most likely Irish companies to attract takeover bids this year, top analysts and stock strategists have predicted.

1st January, 2005

David Went's Irish Life and Permanent and the McCann family's Fyffes are the most likely Irish companies to attract takeover bids this year, top analysts and stock strategists have predicted. Also leading the analysts' list of potential targets for takeover or buyout in 2005 are software firm Iona, McInerney, Greencore and power firm Viridian.

According to analysts, pension and mortgage provider Irish Life is the most likely to be bought this year after Halifax Bank of...

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