This Leeds-based firm is one of the UK’s largest independent leasing, fleet management and vehicle outsourcing businesses. Established in 1989, Zenith was merged with Leasedrive in 2014 by private equity firm HgCapital. In January this year, Bridgepoint Capital acquired the firm from HgCapital for £750m. The following month, chief executive Tim Buchan, 53, led the acquisition of Contract Vehicles Holdings for an undisclosed sum, adding HGV hire to Zenith’s offering.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank42
CompanyZenith
ActivityVehicle contract hire and leasing
LocationLeeds
Sales £m383
Operating profit £m30.2
Main shareholdersBridgepoint (>50%), management (<50%)
Staff497
Founded2014
Websitewww.zenith.co.uk

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