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Founded in 1996 by Charles Nasser, 48, this London company sells IT hosting, networking, communications and security services to more than 6,500 businesses, including Airbus and Peugeot. Claranet has 24 offices in Europe and South America after making a series of acquisitions since 2014, including CredibiliT last December and European IT firms Iten, Oxalide and Sec-1 in May this year. In May, Nasser raised Tikehau Capital-led minority funding of £90m to help realise the group’s strategic growth plan.

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Company details
ActivityIT services provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m152.5
Operating profit £m13.4
Main shareholdersNasser family (>50%), other shareholders (<50%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda