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Global perspectives for private companies: Agility in changing markets

Deloitte Private's 2019 survey of private company leaders.

In a survey of 2,550 private company leaders across 30 countries, including 100 in Ireland, Deloitte found that the majority of respondents anticipate growth in six of eight key business metrics in the next 12 months. The strongest growth is predicted for revenue, productivity and profits.

With disruption rewriting traditional business operations, private business leaders are steadfast in their optimism about the year ahead. This report on this important market segment, “Global perspectives for private companies: Agility in changing markets,” details that over half of Irish private companies that responded to the survey expect revenue growth to increase over next 12 months. Overall, three-quarters of private business leaders globally express high or extremely high confidence in the success of their private firm over the next 24 months.

Over a third of Irish respondents expect revenue to rise by at least 51% over the next 12 months

  • 85% of Irish private company leaders derive more than a quarter of their annual revenues from markets outside Ireland
  • Four in 10 private Irish companies in the survey believe they will participate in an acquisition over the next 12 months.
  • Nearly half plan to increase their full-time headcount
  • A third of Irish respondents believe their company is on a path to going public within the next 12 months
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