December 2013: Denis O’Brien buys Topaz for €150 million (with a €150 million IBRC write off) amid some grumbling (above).
October 2015: Competition and Consumer Protection Commission clears the sale of Esso forecourts to Topaz.
December 2015: Denis O’Brien sells Topaz for an estimated €450 million-plus.
G’wan the capitalism.
New owner of Topaz says did not bid for the company when sold by liquidator of IBRC because “other priorities” and “complicated.”
— Tom Lyons (@TomLyonsBiz) December 2, 2015