M&A Insights – A cross-border deal insight guide

Key Contact: Eoghan Doyle – Partner Andrew Tzialli – Partner

We are delighted to introduce this publication, produced by the Philip Lee corporate team in association with Experian.

M&A Insights – a cross-border deal insight guide, is a quarterly insight guide that looks at transactions in Ireland and the UK and the impact that the international market has on corporate transactions in these jurisdictions. Our first edition is informed by data gathered on deal activity across the full 12 month period of 2021 in the Irish and UK markets.

It is no secret that deal activity in 2021 reached record levels (a rise of 27% year on year). It is interesting to note that over half of Irish deals had a cross border element. Inward deals were up 44% and outbound deals were up 46%. There was a substantial increase in the number of cross-border deals in the technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) and professional, scientific and technical activities sectors in particular.

Our UK neighbours and the USA were the most active in terms of bidders for Irish companies, and Irish bidders returned the favour, with both those jurisdictions experiencing the greatest focus from Irish bidders.

This insight has been created in partnership with Experian, the global information services company using their comprehensive database of business and financial information which monitors and tracks the behaviour of businesses in the UK and Ireland.

Spotlight on technology

In this edition, we also hear from a number of contributors in the technology space, providing their own insights into how they and their companies viewed recent activity, and predictions for the period ahead.

  • The European Tech View – Mike Brennan, Principal, Finch Capital
  • Founder Focus – Peter Jenkinson, Founder, Wrkit
  • Corporate finance insights – John Bowe, Corporate Finance Partner, Mazars

Please click here to download the full guide.​


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