Strong performance in technology, software and pharmaceuticals sectors
Dublin, 25 April 2013 — Experian®, the global information services company, today released its latest M&A (mergers and acquisitions) and ECM (flotations, rights issues and placements) data, which shows that both the value and the volume of deals in the Republic of Ireland has decreased in the first quarter of 2013.
The value of transactions has decreased by 34.49 per cent and the volume of deals shows a decline of 54.02 per cent when compared with the same period last year.
Republic of Ireland highlights
Wendy Driver, Business Development Manager at Experian Corpfin, said: “Mirroring a Europe-wide trend, overall deal activity in Ireland dipped in the first quarter of 2013 after a relatively brisk 2012. However, there was strong performance in the Republic’s burgeoning technology, software and pharmaceuticals sectors, which look likely to continue to provide the bulk of M&A activity as we move into the second quarter”.
Deal size analysis for the Republic of Ireland
Large deals (Over €120million*)
Mid-market deals (€12-€120million*)
Small deals (under €12m*)
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Notes to editors
*Where consideration disclosed
Deal information is based on transactions announced between 1st January and 31st March, 2013. Target, bidder or parent of either party must be located in the region which is analysed in order to be included. The deal value of transactions covered in this report is £500,000 or above. Deal activity analysis referring to deal values is based on disclosed actual figures only.
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2012 was US$4.5 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 44 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.