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Update on M&A and Brexit activity - CPD event June 2018

25 June 2018

Our last CPD event before the summer break took place in BDO on 19th June.

Lorna Kelly Manager – BDO Customs & International Trade Services, explained the key components of the single market and the customs union. Lorna spoke about the issue facing Irish business and the impact on trade arising for a soft or hard Brexit. She outlined the key issues facing Irish exporters and highlighted a number of factors that Irish firms and business need to do to properly a plan ahead for Brexit.

Katherine Byrne M&A partner, BDO Corporate Finance, spoke to delegates on the sectors most impacted in Ireland by Brexit and the impact that Brexit has had on M&A activity in both 2017 and 2018 to date and the likely trend in the near term.

Katherine gave an overview of the funding structure behind recent M&A activity in Ireland and she highlighted where opportunities might arise. Finally Katherine outlined the key steps involved in planning for the unknown unknowns relating to Brexit.

Both presenters then led a discussion and a Question & Answer session with those present.

We are grateful to Lorna and Katherine for kindly presenting at the session and to BDO for hosting this event.

Copies of the slides used on the day are available here.

The calendar for 2018 events which has already been sent to members for the reminder of the year will be kept up to date on this website.