In our Q4 2022 Corporate Advisory Newsletter, Finbarr Griffin, Head of Corporate Advisory, reflects on how inflation’s upwards trajectory and the continuing market turbulence is adversely impacting the IPO and M&A markets in terms of volume and value.
Despite challenging market conditions, Goodbody advised clients on a number of transactions in the third quarter, summarised in this newsletter. Highlights include: EmpowerTheUser (ETU), on raising a strategic growth investment led by US-based Mission Springs Ventures and Pacific Lake Partners, along with participation from other private investors; and Finance Ireland on a series of shareholder transactions resulting in M&G plc taking a significant stake and an existing institutional shareholder increasing its shareholding in Finance Ireland.
Also in this edition, is a recap of recent events that Goodbody hosted and sponsored for clients and investors. Of particular note was the Goodbody Tech Summit 2022. This event was held in Dublin on 6 October and brought together more than 50 technology companies and 55 domestic and international investors, for a full day of engaging debates and discussions. Additional details on past and upcoming events can be found in the newsletter.
And finally, Goodbody launched a Corporate Advisory Virtual Work Experience Programme in October, to give students the opportunity to see if a career at Goodbody is right for them, and to help remove the industry’s barriers to entry with a special emphasis on gender, race, ethnicity, disability, location and socioeconomics.
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