AIB had been selected recently as preferred bidder for Investec Ireland, but the talks have hit a stumbling block as the period for exclusive discussions is due to run out this weekend.

AIB’s exclusive talks to acquire Investec’s Irish unit have faltered, which may force the UK group to try to regain the interest of other parties that(...)

AIB is among a number of parties circling the Irish unit of South African financial services group Investec in what sources are describing as a competitive process

AIB is in early talks to acquire investment and stockbroking firm Investec Ireland, a month after the bailed-out lender exited a European Union state-(...)