IBI Corporate Finance tops 2018 MergerMarket league tables

14 Dec 2018

The end of year league tables from international M&A research firm Mergermarket has confirmed that IBI Corporate Finance advised on more corporate deals in Ireland in 2018 than any other firm.  According to Mergermarket, IBI advised on 12 transactions each worth a minimum of €5 million during the year including:


·       Coillte’s sale of a stake in operating wind farms to Greencoat Renewables

·       Sale of Top Oil to Irving Oil

·       Sale of Blue Insurance to Cover-More

·       Sale of Sisk Healthcare to Uniphar

·       Sale of Ardmore Studios to  Olcott Entertainment

·       Equity investment in Arkphire by pan-European private capital firm, Bregal Milestone


The award caps off a very successful first year for IBI since it completed an MBO from Bank of Ireland Group in 2017.


Speaking today, IBI CEO Tom Godfrey said that 2018 had been a busy year for M&A: “this has been a busy year for deals across the economy.  There is no shortage of access to finance, there is a natural desire to consolidate and grow and companies are positioning themselves for Brexit and the various challenges it will present.  We are already looking at a number of exciting opportunities for the New Year.  This is also significant because 2018 is the first year since our successful MBO from Bank of Ireland Group so it has been very gratifying that we have continued to perform strongly as an independent business through the past year.  I want to acknowledge the fantastic support from clients and from the great team we have put together.”


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