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This Chesterfield housebuilder sells more than 2,000 homes a year, and aims to double this within the next four years. Positive conditions in the housing market and government initiatives have helped profits increase by 41% to £63.6m on revenues of £446.9m, under the leadership of chief executive Colin Lewis, 63. At the end of last year, the firm was reportedly being prepared for a £600m float or trade sale.

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Company details
CompanyAvant Homes
Sales £m446.9
Operating profit £m63.6
Main shareholdersAlchemy Special Opportunities, Angelo Gordon and Avenue Capital (100%)

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