Free Legal Clinic for Start-ups

As official upSTART sponsor this year, we will be running a free legal clinic at this year’s Digital DNA.   Tughans Head of IT & Contracts, Adrian O’Connell said: “We are delighted to continue our support of upSTART at Digital DNA this year. Through the legal clinics we aim to assist start-ups in navigating any ...

Saffron Business Forum’s annual fundraiser celebrates Gaelic games in style, the event kicks off with a bang thanks to Tughans

On Friday 17 May the Saffron Business Forum hosted their annual fundraising luncheon event in the Crowne Plaza Belfast, sponsored by Tughans. Following two very memorable events in 2017 and 2018 featuring special guests AP Mc Coy and Henry Shefflin – the 2019 event had a lot to live up to. With over 500 people in ...

Political challenges continue to impact NI’s suffering construction sector

Local construction activity continued to fall amidst a lack of publicly-funded building work in Northern Ireland during the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest RICS and Tughans Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey.   However, the one sector that stood out from a positive perspective was private sector house building, with a net balance ...

3fivetwo Group receives multi-million growth capital investment from 57 Stars and Foresight Group

Northern Ireland’s largest private healthcare group, the 3fivetwo Group, has secured a multi-million pound investment from a new fund dedicated to investing in Northern Ireland.   The fund, created by US-based 57 Stars LLC and leading UK SME investor Foresight Group, will be used to provide additional capacity, including beds and laminar flow theatres, at ...

Tughans at the heart of Northern Ireland’s top transactions, again

Tughans has reaffirmed its position at the top of the league as one of Northern Ireland’s most active deal makers. The firm marked its continuing success at the 2019 Insider Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards having advised on two of the economy’s most significant deals last year.   Tughans partner, James Donnelly, led the transactions on ...

NI construction sector the UK’s least optimistic

Further falls in the volume of publicly-funded building work being done in Northern Ireland dragged local construction activity into marginal decline at the end of last year, according to the latest RICS and Tughans Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey. Whilst the amount of private sector housing-building and commercial construction work rose in Q3 2018, according ...

Tughans Maintains Top Legal Advisor (Northern Ireland) Ranking for Fourth Consecutive Year

Tughans has topped the ‘Experian MarketIQ United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland M&A Review’ Northern Ireland league table for the fourth consecutive year.  The firm was credited with 59 deals in total last year, representing 27% of all Northern Ireland deals identified in the report.   Published today, the Experian report, which tracks corporate deals ...

NI Manufacturers Remain Positive

The latest Manufacturing NI and Tughans “The State of Northern Ireland Manufacturing 2018” manufacturing survey reveals a sector demonstrating positive growth, sustained profits and increased staffing levels.   The survey, which was conducted in December 2018 for Manufacturing NI and Tughans, shows that 67% of respondents (up from 56% in May 2018) consider the uncertainty ...

Uform Group to expand further into UK market following BGF investment

Antrim based kitchen door and component supplier Uform has secured a multimillion pound funding package from BGF, the UK’s most active provider of growth capital to small and mid-sized businesses, and Danske Bank.   Uform is the fifth company in Northern Ireland to receive investment from BGF, which has taken a minority shareholding in the ...

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 ...