London-based Pentland manages clothing and sports brands such as Speedo, Berghaus and Canterbury. In January, it launched a new footwear venture with Lacoste, and in March, acquired Scottish cyclewear brand Endura for an undisclosed sum. The group, chaired by Stephen Rubin, 80, also owns a majority stake in JD Sports, which finalised its $558m (£417m) deal to acquire US retailer Finish Line in June.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank8
CompanyPentland Group
ActivityBrand manager and retailer
LocationCentral London
Sales £m3,639
Profit £m442
Year endDec 17
Principal shareholdersRubin family (100%)
Staff20,865
Founded1932
Websitewww.pentland.com

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