This popular restaurant chain was launched in 2007 by five of the founders of Strada. It serves French brasseriestyle dishes at 97 locations. In July 2015, private equity firm BC Partners bought a majority stake from previous owners CBPE Capital in a £250m deal. Led by former chef Alex Scrimgeour, 46, the company has defied the downturn in the sector, with sales increasing 16% year-on-year to £140.7m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank224
CompanyCôte Restaurants
ActivityRestaurant operator
LocationCentral London
Sales £m140.7
Operating profit £m12.3
Main shareholders

BC Partners (>50%), management (<50%)

Staff3,007
Founded2007
Websitewww.cote.co.uk

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