Founder and executive chairman Matthew Riley, 44, floated this communications and IT services provider in 2009, before leading a £494m buyout backed by private equity firm Toscafund in 2015. Daisy has grown its sales both organically and via multiple acquisitions, including TalkTalk’s business arm in a £175m deal in May and EE partner Voice Mobile in June. Its reported profits are before depreciation and amortisation.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank2
CompanyDaisy Group
ActivityCommunications services provider
LocationLancashire
Sales £m*684.3
Operating profit £m*‡127.3
Main shareholders

Toscafund (41%), Matthew Riley (41%), Oakley Capital (9%), others, including management (9%)

Staff3,783
Founded2001
Websitewww.daisyplc.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda