15 largest companies headquartered in Ireland


In this article, we will take a look at the 15 largest companies headquartered in Ireland. To skip our detailed analysis, you can go directly to the 5 Largest Companies Headquartered in Ireland.

The third largest island in Europe, Ireland has a highly developed knowledge centered on financial services, life sciences, high technology and agribusiness. Considered an open economy, Ireland ranks first in the world for high-value foreign direct investment while in terms of GDP per capita it ranks 4th in lists compiled by the International Monetary Fund as well as the World Bank. All of this is even more impressive considering that after 23 years of steady growth, Ireland was hit hard by the global financial crisis of 2008 after the collapse of the Irish housing bubble, which led to the entry of the country in recession.

The largest companies are headquartered in Ireland

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The Irish economy finally rebounded in 2011, growing 2.2%, then 0.2% in 2012, before plunging into another crisis fueled by the European sovereign debt crisis before bouncing back again. There have been accusations that Ireland’s economic growth is distorted due to the fact that Ireland has favorable corporate tax regimes, which has led many large foreign companies to merge with companies in Ireland and to move their registered office into the company to take advantage of the aforementioned corporate tax regime. Primarily companies in the US have decided to relocate their headquarters to Ireland, starting with Accenture in 2009. To a lesser extent, the UK has also seen companies relocate their headquarters to Ireland. It has also been called “pixie economics” by economists while a few multinationals, including the Central Bank of Ireland, have come up with alternative methods of calculation. These moves, especially for companies in the United States, would have reduced the effective corporate tax rate from 30% to 20% as these companies artificially inflated the country’s GDP significantly.

To determine the largest companies headquartered in Ireland, we headed to the Forbes Global 2000 list for 2022 and filtered out companies in Ireland. We then ranked these companies based on revenue, earnings, assets, and market value as of October 29, 2022. We then assigned a 30% weighting to revenue, earnings, and market value, assigning a weighting 10% to assets. This allowed us to create a more accurate ranking. Remember that you will find many companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq due to the fact that many of the companies on our list are Irish American companies. Some of the companies on our list are also among the biggest companies in Europe. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some Irish giants, starting with number 15:

15. CDC

Total company revenue (in billions): 20.52

Total company profits (in millions): 408.4

Total company assets (in billions): 10.94

Total company market value as of October 29, 2022 (in billions): 5.6

DCC is a marketing, sales and support services company. Founded half a century ago in Dublin, Ireland, the company operates in four sectors: LPG, Retail and Petroleum, Technology and Healthcare.

14. Smurfit Kappa Group

Total company revenue (in billions): 11.94

Total company profits (in millions): 802.2

Total company assets (in billions): 13.59

Total company market value as of October 29, 2022 (in billions): 8.6

Europe’s largest corrugated packaging company, Smurfit Kappa Group is also among the largest paper-based packaging companies in the world. It is present in 22 countries in Europe and 13 in the Americas and, in addition to its Irish global headquarters, also has regional headquarters in Amsterdam and Miami.

13. Experiane

Total company revenue (in billions): 5.94

Total company profits (in millions): 985.4

Total assets of the company (in billions): 10.39

Total company market value as of October 29, 2022 (in billions): 29.8

Experian is a consumer credit reporting and data analytics company that collects data from over a billion people and businesses. This statistic includes 235 million US individual customers in addition to approximately 25 million US businesses. Experian is also present in more than 37 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.

12. AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER)

Total company revenue (in billions): 4.52

Total company profits (millions): 1,000

Total company assets (in billions): 74.57

Total company market value as of October 29, 2022 (in billions): 13.1

AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE: AER) is the world’s largest aircraft leasing company across all segments, including aircraft, helicopters and even engines. AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE: AER) owns more than 1,800 aircraft in addition to more than 300 helicopters and 900 engines. As of the second quarter of 2022, AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE:AER) had raised over $2.1 in funding and is also the world’s largest commercial aircraft owner.

11. Kerry Group

Total company revenue (in billions): 8.69

Total company profits (in millions): 901.9

Total company assets (in billions): 12.96

Total company market value as of October 29, 2022 (in billions): 16.8

Kerry Group is a food company where the farmer suppliers to the company have a significant stake in the business, with Kerry Coo-operative Creameries being its major shareholder. The company operates many notable brands including Denny, Cheestrings, Dairygold, Wall’s and Low Low.

10. Aptiv API (NYSE:APTV)

Total company revenue (in billions): 15.62

Total company profits (in millions): 590

Total company assets (in billions): 18.01

Total company market value as of October 29, 2022 (in billions): 24.53

Aptiv PLC (NYSE: APTV) is an American automotive technology company from Ireland headquartered in Dublin. Aptiv PLC (NYSE: APTV) was formed from the now-defunct Delphi Automotive Company, which was originally part of General Motors. Although originally incorporated in the UK, Aptiv PLC (NYSE: APTV) recently moved its headquarters to Ireland.

9. Bank of Ireland

Total company revenue (in billions): 8.37

Total company profits (in millions): 1,160

Total assets of the company (in billions): 176.57

Total company market value as of October 29, 2022 (in billions): 7.7

A truly Irish company is part of our list of the largest companies headquartered in Ireland, Bank of Ireland is one of the big four traditional Irish banks. It is considered the first banking institution in the country.

8. Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX)

Total company revenue (in billions): 11.97

Total company profits (in millions): 1,840

Total assets of the company (in billions): 9.38

Total company market value as of October 29, 2022 (in billions): 10.6

Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX) is an American data storage company. If you need a hard drive, and you probably do, you need to know about Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ:STX) which dominates the hard drive market along with Western Digital. Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ:STX) continued to grow at a rapid pace while making major acquisitions, including Samsung’s HDD business in 2011.

7. Trane Technologies plc (NYSE: TT)

Total company revenue (in billions): 14.14

Total company profits (in millions): 1,420

Total company assets (in billions): 18.06

Total company market value as of October 29, 2022 (in billions): 37.3

Trane Technologies plc (NYSE: TT) is an Ireland-based company involved in the manufacture of refrigeration, ventilation, air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems. Trane Technologies plc (NYSE: TT) has been around for over 150 years and has been reformed many times through mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs. In 2020, Trane Technologies plc (NYSE: TT) divested its tooling business.

6. Aon plc (NYSE:AON)

Total company revenue (in billions): 12.19

Total company profits (in millions): 1,250

Total company assets (billions): 31.92

Total company market value as of October 29, 2022 (in billions): 61

Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is a financial services company that offers various risk mitigation products, including but not limited to heritage, reinsurance, investment and business risk. With more than 50,000 employees and operations in approximately 120 countries, Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is one of Europe’s largest financial services companies. Although Aon plc (NYSE: AON) has been successful in organic growth, it has also made several acquisitions over the previous decades.

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