Deloitte Private Matters 

April 2018 edition

In the latest edition of Deloitte Private Matters, you will find insightful Deloitte commentary on a wide variety of topics. This month we feature articles on the Deloitte Private global survey and how optimistic Irish businesses are about the future, we discuss the 8 M&A assumptions Irish SMEs should be testing, and we look at impacts of Brexit and why your business should be planning for maximum change. We also examine the RD&I eco system and the funding mechanisms that are available, along with a look back at our Best Managed Companies Awards symposium and gala. Finally, we outline the value in exploring the ‘Robotic Process Automation’ (RPA) opportunity from an Irish business perspective.

At Deloitte Private, we understand that establishing, maintaining and growing a business in today’s challenging environment presents a wide range of complex issues. Deloitte Private Matters focuses on the priorities of private companies, family businesses, individuals and not-for-profit organisations in Ireland.

1.The Deloitte Private global survey

In this article Daniel Murray discusses the findings from the inaugural Deloitte Private global survey of private sector leaders and how Irish private businesses are optimistic about the future and have new opportunities to expand into the UK.

2. 8 M&A assumptions Irish SMEs should be testing

In this article Anya Cummins reviews the 8 common M&A assumptions that Irish SMEs should be analysing.

3. Why your business should plan for maximum change

In this article Christopher Connolly, Donna Hemphill and John Stewart look at the impacts of Brexit and the importance of Brexit planning for business.

4. Ireland’s RD&I eco system

In this article Andrew O’Reilly explores the funding mechanisms that are available, focusing on Research, Development and Innovation. He will also outline two of the legislative tools supporting R&D in Ireland.  

5. Best Managed Companies 2018

The awards programme, now in its tenth year and presented in association with Bank of Ireland, culminated with the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards symposium and gala on the 15 March, attended by more than 1,000 people across the Irish business community. Read more about the winning companies including the 22 new winners.

6. The ‘Robotic Process Automation’ (RPA) Survey Irish Report

The RPA survey outlines how Irish business see the value in exploring the RPA opportunity. The findings also demonstrate that RPA is delivering real value for Irish business leaders, entrepreneurs and businesses who have implemented the technology.


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