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Daniel Tierney and family

Blackrock’s Daniel Tierney (67) and his family are behind the Bimeda animal healthcare group, which has — like a mushroom — grown rapidly away from the media limelight.

Most recent figures show pre-tax profits of €13.6m off sales of nearly €143m. The UK Vetpharm business had sales of €150m, with profits of €11.4m. There are retained profits of over €37m on the books. Ownership of Bimeda was transferred to Jersey company Gryphon last year. There are also some fancy residential properties.

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