Tughans retains top spot on Experian NI M&A league table

In what continues to prove a bumper year for Northern Ireland’s deal makers, the total value of M&A over the first nine months of 2018 reached £2.03bn, a 37.7% increase on the £1.48bn worth of deals carried out over the same period in 2017 and more than double that recorded during Q1-Q3 2016. This is ...

Executive functions without functioning Executive

The Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill goes before Parliament at Westminster today.   The proposed legislation would extend the period for creation of the Northern Ireland Executive to 26 March 2019 with power for Karen Bradley MP to further delay that deadline as far as August 2019.   More significantly, the ...

Overall construction workloads rise but infrastructure activity continues to fall

RICS and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey, Q3, 2018 Overall Northern Ireland construction workloads edged upwards in the third quarter of the year, despite a marked decline in infrastructure and public sector work, according to the latest RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and Tughans Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey.   Infrastructure ...

Tughans announce Insurance Institute sponsorship

  Tughans is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland Premium Masterclass series.  Neil Cahill and Laura McKee of Tughans are pictured with IINI President Brian Caruth at the launch event.   Under the theme of ‘Premium’, the series now in its 9th year, will feature technical insurance presentations from ...

Tughans expands legal team

Tughans has significantly expanded its legal team with the appointment of 13 new members of staff. Managing Partner Patrick Brown, said that significant continued growth in the firm’s corporate and commercial portfolio has necessitated the recruitment drive.  “2018 has been extremely strong for the firm in terms of corporate transactions, building on last year’s performance ...

Housebuilding remains a bright spot in Northern Ireland’s challenging construction sector

RICS and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey, Q2, 2018 Private housing was the only part of Northern Ireland’s construction sector reported to be in growth mode in the Q2 2018 RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey. Overall workloads were reported to be broadly ...

Tughans top Experian NI M&A league table

Experian Deal and Adviser M&A 1/2 year league tables have just been announced, with Tughans in top position in both the deal volume and deal value tables.   There were 80 deals announced in Northern Ireland during the first half of 2018, a 26.6% decline on the 109 transactions recorded during H1 2017 but still ...

Manufacturing NI and Tughans NI Manufacturing Survey 2018

Despite high profile job losses, the most comprehensive survey of local manufacturers this year has identified a sector which is growing, putting on jobs, inflation busting pay rises and resilient in the face of power political headwinds. The survey, conducted for Manufacturing NI and Tughans shows that the shadow of Brexit and local political uncertainty ...

PARTNER PROMOTION AT TUGHANS

We are delighted to announce that Patricia Rooney has been promoted to partner within our employment team.   Patricia has over twenty years’ experience in employment law and has been a director with Tughans since 2010.  She is dual-qualified in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and regularly appears on behalf of clients in ...

NORTHERN IRELAND DEALMAKERS AWARDS 2018 WINNERS’ ROUNDTABLE

Liquidity and Positivity Boosting NI Deals Market There was a great deal of positivity at this year’s Winners’ Roundtable for the Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards, which was sponsored by Clarendon Executive. There is strong capital availability in the market from banks, private equity firms and from the alternative funders – which is powering M&A transactions ...