KPMG closed the highest number of merger and acquisition deals in Ireland during 2020

Irish News | Fri 8 Jan | Author – Business & Finance

Financial advisor KPMG is on the Irish M&A transactions by deal volume for a second year in a row

KPMG closed the highest number of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in Ireland during 2020 according to the latest Mergermarket Global and Regional M&A report.

The report, which includes country analysis and league tables for Ireland, shows that KPMG advised on 17 deals in Ireland during 2020, the highest number of deals closed by any advisor in Ireland.

Notable deals KPMG advised on over the course of the year included:

  • Sale of Hickeys Pharmacy Group to Uniphar Group Plc
  • Sale of Cartell to INM Plc
  • Sale of Cnoc Windfarm to Greencoat Renewables Plc
  • Sale of Aut Even Hospital to UPMC
  • Investment in Harmony Solar Ireland by the ESB

Commenting on the league table results, David O’Kelly, Corporate Finance Partner, KPMG said: “We are delighted to be recognised by Mergermarket as having acted as financial adviser on the most M&A deals in ­Ireland again in 2020. Both the volume of deals as well as the range of sectors involved demonstrates the resilience of M&A in the Irish market in what was a particularly turbulent year.

Mr O’Kelly continued: “This year’s result is a testament to the hard work of our people and our clients. I’d like to congratulate all involved for using their commitment, skill and innovation to make the transactions happen while dealing with the challenges of 2020.”

KPMG operate on an all-Ireland basis and have 101 partners and over 3,000 people in offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, and Galway.