Led by chief executive Peter Simpson, 52, Anglian Water supplies water and waste-water recycling services to more than 6m customers in the east of England and Hartlepool. Over the past two years, 3i has sold its 15% stake to two investment funds in a £395m deal, while Colonial First State transferred more than half its 32% stake to Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund for an undisclosed sum.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank42
CompanyAnglian Water Group
ActivityWater services provider
LocationCambridgeshire
Sales £m1,338
Profit £m679
Year endMar 18
Principal shareholdersCPPIB (32.9%), IFM Investors (19.8%), Infinity Investments (16.7%), CFSGAM (15.6%), Camulodunum (15%)
Staff4,939
Founded2000
Websitewww.awg.com

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