Pfizer/Allergan deal “inversion” deal catches the eye of US politicians

This week’s announcement of the USD 160bn deal between Pfizer and Allegan has already attracted criticism from US politicians. Given that Republicans and Democrats seem to agree on the issue, could it be something they will try to include in their 2016 campaign pitches?

The bid to become "Top Banana"

Supply of the humble banana is set to become the latest market to be subject to a high profile M&A transaction with the announcement that Fyffes will merge with Chiquita.

Ryanair / Aer Lingus deal continues to be turbulent

As Etihad steps in as a possible buyer for a stake in Aer Lingus, could Ryanair's third takeover bid for the Irish flag carrier enter yet more turbulence?

Ryanair has Aer Lingus in its sights... again!

Michael O’Leary tends to be a CEO that polarises public opinion, but no one can doubt his achievement in taking Ryanair, the low cost Irish carrier founded in 1985, from a small provincial operation to one of Europe’s largest and most profitable airlines.

Ireland’s monetary crisis and its potential domino effect on UK deals

The UK M&A community has good reasons for hoping that the IMF or the UK government will step in to help.