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BGL provides insurance and household financial services to 9.5m customers through brands including price comparison site and life insurance provider Beagle Street. Under chief executive Matthew Donaldson, 45, it had considered a stock market listing last year. However, in November, the Peterborough business sold a 30% stake to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in a deal worth £675m.

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Company details
CompanyBGL Group
ActivityInsurance/price comparison provider
Sales £m*660.9
Operating profit £m*152.8
Main shareholdersFamily trusts (65.25%), CPPIB (30%), management & others (4.75%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda