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 ...

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 ...