Corporate Transactions & Financing: Keeping an eye on M&A activity

The number of mergers taking place in the food and agribusiness sectors has taken a noticeable upturn in recent years, writes Caroline Allen.

4th December, 2011
Corporate Transactions & Financing: Keeping an eye on M&A activity
Mergers are taking place in the food and agribusiness sector.

Recent years have seen increased consolidation within the agriculture and food, financial and media sectors in Ireland, according to Ibrahim Bah, manager, mergers division, the Competition Authority.

"Compared to the pre-crisis period, we have seen more mergers involving increased consolidation within the same industry or sector as opposed to mergers across different industries or mergers involving private equity firms," he said. "Mergers involving increased consolidation within the same industry may be more likely to raise...

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