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Following the acquisition of Vets4Pets in April, Pets at Home now operates over 200 vet practices in addition to its 350 stores selling everything from leopard geckos and Russian hamsters to pet food and insurance. Founded in 1991 by Anthony Preston, KKR paid £955m to Bridgepoint for the company in 2010. In his first year as chief executive, Nick Wood, 47, saw profits leap 21% to £37.3m.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank5
CompanyPets At Home
ActivityPet products retailer
LocationCheshire
Sales £m*598.3
Operating profit £m*37.3
Main shareholders

KKR (77%), management (23%)

Staff4,144
Founded1991
Websitewww.petsathome.com

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