M&A Tracker Q3 2018

Review of Irish M&A activity

M&A Tracker Summary, Q3 2018

Quarterly Value and Volume Trend


€10.bn €9bn

10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80







€3bn €2bn €5bn €4bn €7bn €6bn €8bn









€1.3bn €1.3bn


€0.0bn €1bn


Q3 2018 Q3 2016 Q4 2016 Q1 2017 Q2 2017 Q3 2017 Q4 2017 Q1 2018 Q2 2018



Most Active Sectors (by volume)




Support Services

Health & Pharmaceutical

Media & Publishing

Transaction Type (by volume)







Financial Investor

Trade Sales

Foreign Transaction

Investec Commentary

• 70 deals recorded with a total disclosed transaction value of €5.1bn. In terms of value this is signicantly above the previous two quarters but down on Q4’17 • Notable transactions include the c.€585m acquisition of Adapt Pharma by Emergent BioSolutions and the acquisition of the 24 hotel property portfolio of Tifco Hotel Group by Apollo Global Management for a reported €500m-€600m • Several transactions in excess of €100m took place many involving strategic buyers such as Applegreen, Irving Oil acquiring Top Oil and BTG’s acquisition of Galway based Novate Medical • There were 11 in-market transactions including acquisitions by Musgrave Group and BWG • There was a consistent spread of the 70 transactions across all sectors save for Building, Construction & Property and Print & Paper • Foreign acquisitions by Irish Companies amounted to 29, including acquisitions by Applegreen, DCC, Keyword Studios, United Drug and private companies such as Fexco and AMCS • Private Equity owned Irish businesses acquisitive during the quarter were Valeo Foods, Arachas Insurance Brokers, OASIS and Enva • Alucraft, BidX1 and Healthcare 21 Group were acquired by UK based private equity funds during the quarter

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