7 minute read 22 Jul 2022
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How Ireland’s deal activity shows promise of remaining robust

Authors
Graham Reid

EY Ireland Partner and Head of Markets

Passionate about our clients and the collective power of our firm to solve their biggest problems. Growth driver. Relationship builder. Rugby fan.

Grit Young

EY Ireland Valuations Partner

Empathic and analytical. Anything is possible.

7 minute read 22 Jul 2022

    In this video, we take a look at Ireland’s deals and transactions landscape and talk about why deal volumes are likely to stay strong.

    In brief
    • There is a slowdown in M&A activity as a result of the base rate environment that is being impacted by economic and geopolitical changes.
    • Impact of economic and geopolitical changes on global deal activity has been mixed.
    • Many organisations are formulating their strategies right now and waiting a bit before they decide where they are going to invest.

    Ireland has seen 18 months of robust deal activity with volume of M&A activity having increased by 21% for the first four months of the year. In this video, Grit Young and Graham Reid talk about how despite a slowdown M&A activity is still higher than the pre-pandemic levels.

    Summary

    In the second half of the year, there are likely to be more opportunities for Irish companies seeking to make their way into the M&A space. Businesses need to change more rapidly for deal activity to pick up pace again.

    About this article

    Authors
    Graham Reid

    EY Ireland Partner and Head of Markets

    Passionate about our clients and the collective power of our firm to solve their biggest problems. Growth driver. Relationship builder. Rugby fan.

    Grit Young

    EY Ireland Valuations Partner

    Empathic and analytical. Anything is possible.