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This water utility provides on average 900m litres of water each day to around 3.6m people in southeast England and northwest London. A consortium led by Infracapital Partners and Morgan Stanley bought the company, then called Veolia Water, in 2012 from French water company Veolia Environnement for £1.2bn. Simon Cocks, 49, joined as chief executive in June to run the business alongside chairman Philip Nolan, 61.

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Company details
CompanyAffinity Water
ActivityWater utility
Sales £m291.4
Operating profit £m85.9
Main shareholdersInfracapital Partners (40%), Morgan Stanley (40%), Veolia Water (10%), Beryl Datura (10%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda