Sitting in the elegant boardroom of Ireland’s longest established corporate finance adviser, Ted Webb wears a crisp blue suit. One dark blue wall is embossed with the letters of IBI, the business he jointly leads. Fittingly, the letters are in gold. On the other walls are bright paintings, which frame a beautiful boardroom table overlooking the Georgian buildings of Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2. I have passed IBI’s office for years, usually on the way to one meeting or another. I have never been in before, however. It is a business with a storied history that traces its roots back to…