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Morans: 'You have to put some elbow grease in'

Rewards have come for Noel and Valerie Moran, who built a business from nothing to a €327m takeover, writes Samantha McCaughren

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Nice number: Valerie and Noel Moran at their home in Navan, Co Meath. Photo:Barry Cronin

Nice number: Valerie and Noel Moran at their home in Navan, Co Meath. Photo:Barry Cronin

Nice number: Valerie and Noel Moran at their home in Navan, Co Meath. Photo:Barry Cronin

Twelve years ago Noel and Valerie Moran started their payments business from their kitchen table in London. They will shortly close a deal to sell the company - Prepaid Financial Services - for €327m and the couple will net around €266m.

The windfall will allow them to further pursue some of their passions, including horse racing and the restoration of an estate in Co Meath.


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