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Daragh Fagan
Group General Counsel at Rentokil Initial


Daragh joined Rentokil Initial plc, the FTSE100 support services group, in September 2013.  He is a member of the global Executive Leadership Team and leads the legal, company secretarial and health & safety teams.

Rentokil Initial is a global leader in the provision of route-based businesses that protect people and enhance lives.  Its core services are pest control and hygiene and it operates in 75 countries worldwide, employing c.40,000 people.  The company is highly acquisitive, completing 47 transactions in 2018 and over 180 in the last 5 years across the world, including major joint ventures in Europe and India and growing its business in North America to over $1.2bn in revenue.  Rentokil Initial also leads its sectors in innovation and use of digital tools, and has quadrupled its market capitalisation since 2013.

Daragh trained at Herbert Smith and has extensive experience in major listed multi-national corporations, including those with significant businesses in emerging markets. Daragh previously worked at Thomson Reuters as General Counsel, Europe & Asia, and General Counsel, EMEA of Reuters Group plc. Before joining Reuters, he spent 10 years working in the oil and gas industry for the Italian multi-national Eni SpA. Daragh has an MA in History from Cambridge University.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Merger Control Developments