Dealing with everything from council tax processing to fire safety, Civica provides IT systems and business process services for 2,500 public sector organisations in Britain, Australia, Canada, America, New Zealand and Singapore. In May, 3i sold its stake to Canadian pension fund OMERS for £390m. Chief executive Simon Downing, 48, remains at the helm.

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Company details
ActivityIT services provider
LocationSouthwest London
Sales £m201.9
Operating profit £m16.8
Main shareholdersOmers (>50%), management (<50%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda