2012 Buyout Track 100
Rank: 43 Jack Wills
Named after Jack Williams, grandfather of co-founder and chief executive Peter, this company attributes its growth to an appetite for Britishness. Selling casual, preppy clothes to 18- to 21-year-olds through the Jack Wills brand, and reaching a more mature market through Aubin & Wills, the company now has 73 stores, concessions and outlets in affluent towns across the UK, two in Ireland and 11 on the northeast coast of America. In 2007 Inflexion bought a 27% stake in the London-based retailer for an undisclosed sum, and profits have grown 44% a year, from £7.8m in 2009 to £16.1m in 2011.
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|Profit growth||44.21% pa|
|Location of HQ||Northwest London|
|* annualised figure|