Deloitte Private Matters

December 2018

In the latest edition of Deloitte Private Matters, you will find insightful Deloitte commentary on a wide variety of topics.

This month, we share insights from our new report on a range of topics that may impact Irish private companies in 2019 and suggest questions to consider. We present highlights from our recent CEO Forum and a special report on the winning teams behind the Deloitte Fast 50 Awards. In addition, you’ll find the latest findings from the Alternative Lender Deal Tracker and an article on the importance of vendor due diligence in the M&A process.

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 focuses on the priorities of private and private-equity backed companies, family businesses and individuals in Ireland.

1. Private company issues and opportunities report 2019

Daniel Murray, Head of Deloitte Private, outlines our latest private company report which provides expert commentary on eleven key topics to consider in 2019. From AI to cybersecurity and finance transformation, find out if your company is asking the right questions that will help transform your business model and allow you to pivot quickly in pursuit of new opportunities.

2. CEO Forum 2018 - Irish business of the future

We were delighted to have Siobhán Talbot, CEO of Glanbia, as the keynote speaker at our 30th annual CEO Forum. Read a recap of key takeaways from the event which also featured insights from industry leaders such as Bob Etchingham, CEO, Applegreen, Alan Walsh, CEO, IPL Plastics, Susan Spence, Co-Founder, SoftCo along with Mark Gallagher, CEO, Performance Insights and ex Formula One. As part of the event, we published the CEO Forum 2018 Survey which revealed that 68% of Irish CEOs have started to mitigate against potential impact of Brexit.

3. Key findings from the latest Alternative Lender Deal Tracker

Our Debt Advisory team has been in active dialogue with the leading European Alternative Lenders to set up a quarterly database, which monitors the primary European deal activity involving these lenders. Some 66 alternative debt funds currently participate in the Deloitte Alternative Lender Deal Tracker. Our latest issue shows a 34% increase in alternative lending deals compared to the previous year, proving that uncertain political and macro-environment events didn’t deter direct lenders.

4. Deloitte Fast 50 - special report

Ranking Ireland’s fastest growing technology companies, learn more about the winning teams behind this year's Deloitte Fast 50 Awards, including category winners across Cybersecurity, Fintech and Disruptive Technology.

5. Vendor Due Diligence - enhance the M&A process

Vendor due diligence has become a highly valued component in the M&A process as investors increasingly expect a greater degree of information before committing their own resources and capital to a sale. Read our latest insight on how Vendor Due Diligence can instil confidence in potential buyers and increase deal value.

Previous editions:

September 2018

July 2018

April 2018


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