This Surrey company specialises in producing child-safety products, including car seats, pushchairs and bicycle seats, and distributes them to more than 40 countries. Britax now stamps barcodes on its seats which, when scanned with a mobile phone, link parents to a website that demonstrates the correct installation procedures. Nordic Capital bought the firm in 2010 from Carlyle Group in a £450m secondary buyout, and under chief executive Karl Kahofer, profits have grown by 92% a year from £4.2m in 2007 to £30.1m in 2010.
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