Deloitte Private Matters

December 2017 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 Corporate Insolvencies, Research & Development funding and insights from our recent survey of Entrepreneurs on their views of the Irish Tax system. Highlights in relation to Finance Bill 2017, how to make your company attractive for M&A activities and features on our Fast 50 and Best Managed Companies programs are also included.

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.  Corporate Insolvency Statistics

Susan McDonnell discusses the trends in corporate insolvencies that have been seen in recent years and the levelling out of same from a peak in 2012. 

2.  Research & Development Funding

Andrew O’Reilly reflects on the use of R&D as a form of funding for business and the need for robust assessment methodologies to support claims.. 

3.  Navigating the Tax landscape – Entrepreneur’s view

We have gained invaluable insights from Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs, through a survey of Irish businesses, which has helped us identify the most critical issues facing entrepreneurs in Ireland today. Our report identifies these critical issues and outlines a number of areas that we consider to be vital to the success of a company as it progresses through the various stages of its life cycle. 

4.  Finance Bill 2017 – What you should know

We provide a high-level overview of the key changes introduced in the Finance Bill 2017.

5.  Making yourself irresistible for M&A

In this article our team discuss the seven tips which can help you to achieve the very best outcome when it comes to transitioning out of your business.

6.  Fast 50 Awards 2017

The awards, now in their 18th year, rank Ireland’s fastest growing technology companies and recognises indigenous technology companies that have demonstrated exceptional growth in turnover in the last four years. The Fast 50 programme is recognised as a barometer of a company’s success and provides it with a hugely valued, respected and marketable, public ‘badge of honour’.  

7.  Best Managed Companies 2018

In this article we discuss the range of companies shortlisted for 2018 Best Managed Companies Awards. The winners of this year’s awards, held in association with Bank of Ireland, will be announced in March 2018.

8. CEO Forum 2017

This year’s CEO Forum, jointly hosted with Enterprise Ireland, was held on 23 November 2017 at Dublin Castle. We had an extensive line up of speakers including Denis O'Brien and Stephane Garelli, Former MD at World economic Forum.


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