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This Chesterfield housebuilder is on the rise again after a period of restructuring under the leadership of chief executive Colin Lewis, 61. This year, the group will deliver 1,636 homes, up 35% on 2016, with sales rising 45% to £369m. Profit more than doubled to £45m in the same period. In August, the group secured a £200m overdraft, which will be used to reach a target of building 2,000 homes a year, with sales rising to £500m in the next two years.

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Company details
CompanyAvant Homes
Sales £m369
Operating profit £m45
Main shareholdersAlchemy Special Opportunities, Angelo Gordon and Avenue Capital (100%)

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