Celebrating its 40th birthday this year, this Lincoln-based company supplies office equipment such as scanners, printers and copiers to the public and private sectors. Having made some 30 acquisitions over the years, including in Ireland, in 2006 it dipped its toe in the American market by buying a small firm in Florida. This success was followed by a larger acquisition in the Sunshine State last year. Bregal Capital backed a buyout from founder Colin Daniels for £130m in 2008, taking a 30% stake, followed by a further 10% in 2010. International sales have grown by 81% a year, from £10.5m in 2007 to £34.3m in 2009.
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