Founded in 1996 by Charles Nasser, 49, this company helps more than 6,500 businesses including Airbus and Peugeot run their IT hosting, networking and communications services. Through a programme of acquisitions and organic growth the company says it is expanding its global footprint by developing security services capabilities. In 2017, sales reached £216.5m, and private equity firm Tikehau Capital invested £80m for a minority stake.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank123
CompanyClaranet
ActivityIT services provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m216.5
Operating profit £m15.9
Main shareholdersNasser family (>50%), other shareholders (<50%)
Staff1,289
Founded1996
Websitewww.claranet.com

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