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Goodbody has provided investment banking services to AIB Group, Applegreen, ARYZTA, Cairn Homes, Datalex, Draper Esprit, FBD Holdings, First Derivatives, Grafton Group, Greencore, Hibernia REIT, ICG, IFG Group, IPL Plastics, Kingspan, Origin Enterprises, Paddy Power Betfair, Playtech, Rank Group, and UDG Healthcare in the past 12 months.
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Goodbody Stockbrokers acts as corporate broker to AIB Group, Applegreen, ARYZTA, Cairn Homes, Datalex, Draper Esprit, FBD Holdings, First Derivatives, Grafton Group, Greencore, Hibernia REIT, ICG, IFG Group, IPL Plastics, Kingspan, Origin Enterprises, Paddy Power Betfair, Playtech, Rank Group, and UDG Healthcare.
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