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With 19 subsidiary companies, including new acquisitions in Brazil and Singapore, and a joint venture in Qatar, this Norwich firm’s operations span the globe. Acteon provides oil and gas companies with technology for linking the seabed to the surface, and also supplies staff. Chief executive Richard Higham led a secondary buyout in 2006 backed by First Reserve for an undisclosed amount. Acteon’s sales soared 72% a year from £38.5m in 2004 to £194.7m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank57
CompanyActeon
ActivitySubsea services provider
LocationNorwich
Annual sales rise over 3 years71.72%
Latest sales £000s194,690
Staff1,041
Founded1989
Websitewww.acteon.com

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