The business has received 47 expressions of interest

Quinn’s healthcare unit could be sold with the insurance business to boost the sale price, sources close to the administrator say.

Administrator Grant Thornton is understood to be investigating the option, even though the healthcare unit is not in administration.

The Irish High Court last week gave Quinn Insurance permission to retain the advisory services of banker Macquarie Capital Europe. Macquarie will put its team in place in Quinn Insurance and deal with up to 47 expressions of interest.

Meanwhile, German insurer Talanx has denied any interest in buying Quinn as part of a push into the Irish general insurance market.