Founded in Bristol in 1993, A-Gas International supplies environmentally friendly replacements for CFC chemicals, by packing, recycling and distributing a range of gases and chemicals for firms making refrigerators and insulation foam. It has expanded into new markets both organically and by acquisition, recently buying an Australian refrigeration firm. Private equity firm LDC backed a buyout from Growth Capital Partners in April 2011, taking a 62% stake that valued the firm at £70m. Under chairman John Rutley, international sales have grown 26% a year, from £25.4m in 2009 to £40.5m in 2011.
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