Company Watch: Hat-trick for Hunt as AIB goes from strength to strength

A €138m acquisition of Goodbody, a joint venture with Canada Life and a successful securing of Ulster Bank’s corporate and commercial loans have made it a fortnight to remember for the chief executive and his bank

4th July, 2021
Company Watch: Hat-trick for Hunt as AIB goes from strength to strength
Donal Galvin, chief financial officer, and Colin Hunt, chief executive at AIB. Picture: Shane O’Neill/Coalesce

When Colin Hunt was initially announced as the new chief executive at Allied Irish Banks in late 2018, his nous as a dealmaker was among the traits said to have secured him the top role.

Since he took the reins in March of the following year, those credentials have been underscored by the completion of a hat-trick of high-profile deals, all of which have been pushed over the line in the past fortnight.

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