20:20 Mobile Group

The recession has not dented consumers’ appetite for mobile phones. 20:20 Mobile Group, a business that has operations in 10 countries across Europe and Asia, reported a 17% rise in revenues in 2009. The company was formed in 2006 when the private-equity firm Doughty Hanson backed a £347m buyout from the Caudwell Group. Under chief executive Meinie Oldersma, sales reached £992m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank46
Company20:20 Mobile Group
ActivityMobile phone distributor
LocationCrewe
Sales £m992
Profit £m26
Year endDec 09
Principal shareholdersDoughty Hanson (45%), consortium including RBS and Mizuho (45%), management (10%)
Staff1,271
Founded1987
Websitewww.2020mobile.com

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