More than 1m customers place sports bets or play casino games with this Leeds-based bookmaker, which was formed by Sky in 2001 and grew rapidly through its association with Sky Sports. Last year, 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, 44.

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Company details
CompanySky Betting and Gaming
Sales £m*247.0
Operating profit £mn.a.
Main shareholdersCVC Capital Partners (80%), Sky plc (20%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda