Where venture capital investors have been cutting their cheques in 2019

Latest numbers from the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA) showed that while there has been quarterly jumps up and down, funding overall in the first nine months of 2019 has grown from €546 million to €566 million. The year has seen reasonably healthy growth in the number of small deals – €10 million or less – but a decline in larger deals. It suggests that [...]

January 6th, 2020|

Private-equity buyouts soar as tech sector dominates M&A deals

Irish private-equity buyouts are on track to reach one of the highest annual figures on record, while tech deals continue to account for the lion’s share of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals locally, according to new data compiled by Mergermarket. The figures, which have been published ahead of an event to be held by the research company in Dublin on Thursday, shows the volume of [...]

September 30th, 2019|

Most leaders of small firms lack strong financial literacy – SFA

More than half of Ireland's small business owners lack strong financial literacy skills and leave analysis of company performance to their accountants, according to a new nationwide survey. The Small Firms Association (SFA) finds in its report published today that most owners and chief executives identify financial literacy as essential for business success - but do not bother reading their own monthly accounts. Some 35pc [...]

September 30th, 2019|

Register of Beneficial Ownership

What’s happening? The European Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities) Regulations 2019 came into force on 22 March 2019. As a result, Irish companies are required to register their beneficial owners on the Register of Beneficial Ownership (RBO) which is managed by the Companies Registration Office. See Do these Regulations apply to my company? Yes. The Regulations apply to any company [...]

August 27th, 2019|

Proposed changes to Ireland’s transfer pricing regime

The Department of Finance is looking at ways to minimise the impact on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) here of new rules aimed at stamping out tax-shifting by multinational companies. The proposals were issued as part of a consultation process that runs until September 13 and were in large part based on the earlier Coffey Report, the in-depth review by economist Séamus Coffey [...]

July 23rd, 2019|

The fintech scene in Sweden

The fintech scene in Sweden has continued to grow, with the same true for the other Nordic countries. In 2018, fintech companies in the region raised €347m in 86 deals. Of those deals, Sweden represented around 50pc. The adoption of tech and new solutions in the competitive financial services sector is a challenging but rewarding space for the right companies. Ireland is a fintech [...]

July 23rd, 2019|

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