Company Watch: Kingspan valued at €17.5bn after ‘exceptional performance’

The Cavan-based insulation and materials giant has posted record sales and profits driven by demand in the global construction sector

Gene Murtagh, Kingspan chief executive: demand outlook for the second half of the year is just as strong as the first half. Picture: Maura Hickey

In last week’s Business Post, Carolina Angarita-Cala, head of sustainability and responsible investing at Cantor Fitzgerald, explained how investors are increasingly looking to support solutions companies.

“What the world really needs right now is solution companies. Companies that are developing technologies that will help solve the climate and environmental challenges the world is facing. These companies will get a lot of attention from capital markets,” she said.

Although Angarita-Cala didn’t name it specifically, Kingspan, the ...