A-Gas supplies environmentally friendly gases, to replace harmful CFCs in products such as refrigerators and insulation foam. The Bristol firm bought two companies in Australia and two in America in 2012, contributing to profits of £17.7m. Led by founder and chairman John Rutley, 63, LDC backed a buyout from Growth Capital Partners in April 2011, taking a 62% stake, which valued the company at £70m.
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