Founded in 1996 by Charles Nasser, 48, this firm sells IT hosting, networking and communications services to more than 6,500 businesses, including Airbus and Peugeot. It has 43 data centres and 23 offices in seven European countries and one in Brazil, after making 19 acquisitions since 2014 with backing from Goldman Sachs, Ares and RBS. In 2017, international sales hit £115.4m, and private equity firm Tikehau invested £80m for a minority stake.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank69
CompanyClaranet
ActivityIT services provider
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa59.52%
International sales £000s115,400
Total sales £000s216,500
Staff1,289
Founded1996
Websitewww.claranet.com

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