first_imgThe Donegal-owned KN group is reportedly being readied for a sale.The Sunday Times this week reported that KN CEO Donagh Kelly, who hails from Frosses, has hired advisors to work on a sale or a recapitalisation with the company valued at up to €200m.KN are said to have appointed Clearwater to consider its strategic options. The Kn Group are leading providers to the Telecommunications, Transport Infrastructure and Power Sectors in Ireland, UK and internationally. The count the likes of Eir, Vodafone, BT, Virgin, ESB, Sky and the London Underground as customers.KN Group employs over 2,500 people and had sales of €231m in the year ending February 2017. Pre-tax profits in that accounting year stood at €10.4m, a rise of 31 per cent from the previous 12 months.Sources have told the Sunday Times that KN has resisted the possibility of a sale following interest from international private equity groups.Kelly owns 60 per cent of the company which is the main sponsors of Donegal GAA and Finn Harps.  Kelly is also one of Ireland’s leading rally drivers. Donegal-owned KN Group, valued at €200m, set to be sold was last modified: July 2nd, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgATK had to fight hard for a 2-1 win over Delhi Dynamos FC in the concluding league stage clash of the Indian Super League at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Sunday. After a goalless first-half, Edu Garcia headed ATK into the lead (63′). Nandhakumar Sekar (72′) then pulled Delhi Dynamos level but a late winner from Ankit Mukherjee (88′) clinched all three points for the home side.The result saw ATK finish the season at the sixth place with 24 points from 18 matches while Delhi end up eighth with 18 points.It was the home team who made the better start to the game with John Johnson going close early from a set-piece. Komal Thatal and Edu Garcia were constant threats to the Delhi defence..@Edu_Garcia90 was at his brilliant best in Kolkata and directly contributed to both of @ATKFC’s goals tonight. He’s the Hero of the Match. #HeroISL #LetsFootball #FanBannaPadega #KOLDEL Super League (@IndSuperLeague) March 3, 2019Delhi, however, slowly grew into the game. Romeo Fernandes made some good build-up play in the 13th minute and Mexican playmaker Ulises Davila then saw a shot go just wide after a mistake from Ricky Lallawmawma.The second half started on a positive note with Lallianzuala Chhangte making a brilliant run down the left and forcing ATK goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya into a save.Even though Thatal, Garcia and Kalu Uche were all guilty of spurning chance, their efforts were finally rewarded in the 63rd minute when ex-Dynamos right-back Pritam Kotal whipped a dangerous cross into the box. Garcia, who had snuck in between the central defenders, gleefully headed home to notch up his third goal of the season.advertisementDelhi then hit back after poor defending from ATK in the 72nd minute. Chhangte was released down the left wing and the winger’s low ball across the box was not dealt with by the ATK defence. It fell to Nandhakumar who slammed it home.Delhi then went close to taking the lead but Rene Mihelic just could not apply the finishing touch to a cross from the left wing.ATK may Delhi pay for that as Garcia picked out second-half substitute Ankit Mukherjee with a lovely high ball behind the Delhi defence and all Mukherjee had to do was side-foot a first-time finish past an advancing Francisco Dorronsorro.Also Read | Premier League-ISL bring football development week to MumbaiAlso Read | Big question mark over ISL’s future if I-League clubs are ignored: Bhaichung Bhutialast_img read more