Passengers used this company’s website and mobile app to book £1.6bn worth of rail tickets last year. The group was acquired by private-equity firm KKR last year for £450m and in March, Trainline’s chief executive, Clare Gilmartin, 41, led the acquisition of French counterpart, Captain Train, for an undisclosed sum. This latest acquisition means it now provides access to 44 train operators across 24 countries in Europe.

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Company details
ActivityTrain ticket retailer
LocationCentral London
Sales £m118.2
Operating profit £m21.4
Main shareholdersKKR (>50%), management (<50%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda