This bookmaker handles 53m transactions on its busiest day, ranging from sports bets to casino games. The Leeds-based group was formed by Sky in 2001 and grew rapidly through its association with Sky Sports. In 2015, private equity firm CVC bought a majority stake, valuing the group at £800m. Sky retained a 20% stake and agreed to a long-term licence of its brand. The company is led by chief executive Richard Flint, 45.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank48
CompanySky Betting and Gaming
ActivityBookmaker
LocationLeeds
Sales £m*363.6
Operating profit £mn.a.
Main shareholdersCVC Capital Partners (80%), Sky plc (20%)
Staff818
Founded1973
Websitewww.skybet.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda