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investment bank

noun [C]
 
 
BANKING, FINANCE
a bank that helps companies and organizations to buy and sell shares, bonds, etc. and helps companies to buy or merge (= join) with other companies: The successful bid was led by an investment bank. The telecoms analyst at the investment bank estimated that the business was worth around €1bn.. big/large/major investment banks an American/British/Japanese investment bank a Wall Street/City investment bank
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