This London business operates 278 Italian restaurants under four brands, serving more than 17m meals a year. In 2015, chief executive Steve Holmes, 44, led Bridgepoint Capital’s acquisition of Ask Italian and Zizzi from Gondola Holdings for £250m. Bridgepoint added Coco di Mama later that year and Radio Alice in 2016, with the four brands defying the downturn in the casual dining market as sales rose 10% to an annualised £257.8m in 2017.
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