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Ainscough hires out more than 460 cranes to businesses in the petrochemical, energy, infrastructure and construction industries from its 30 depots across Britain. Oaktree Capital Management acquired the Wigan-based group from Goldman Sachs and private equity firm TPG for an undisclosed sum in March this year. Under managing director Robin Richardson, 56, profits have grown 13-fold over two years to £17.5m last year, on sales of £116.2m.

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Company details
CompanyAinscough Crane Hire
ActivityCrane hirer
Sales £m116,202
Operating profit £m17,500

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