The number of Irish companies listed on the stock exchange is quite small. The number that are under-managed is, happily, quite small too. So bids aren’t too common.
I can only recall two in the past decade: one for Fyffes, the other (more recent) for Smurfit Kappa. What both companies have in common is a history of family dominance and family succession, the latter is not always good news for shareholders if the...
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