Heavy debts and low returns – under the hood at Beacon Hospital
The Beacon Hospital stands out among Ireland's private hospitals for its high level of debt. And it is losing money. Here, in seven charts, we look at its performance compared to Irish and European private hospitals.
25th Nov, 2021 - 4 min read
Behind the numbers: Filings show AIB paid a multiple of 11 times Ebitda for Goodbody
Goodbody's 2020 results shed light on AIB's decision to acquire the business for €138 million this year. It also reveals the scale of the packages being paid by the broker to both key directors and staff.
24th Nov, 2021 - 2 min read
How Press Up’s finances compare to other restaurant and pub groups, in seven charts
Press Up is an unusual business – a diversified pub, restaurant and hotel group, with dozens of sub-brands. How does the Press Up model hang together, when compared to more focused industry peers?
19th Nov, 2021 - 3 min read
Private equity deals grew at a rate of almost 5x in the first half of this year. How will it change Ireland?
Private equity firms are swarming all over the country, looking for deals. They're changing how business is done. What will the rise of private equity mean for Irish workers, employers, and consumers?