Domestic & General had an unlikely start, insuring sheep and cattle in the Australian outback. Today the London-based firm insures electrical items for 16m customers in 12 countries. It has joined forces with manufacturers and retailers including Indesit, Argos and Sky to sell more than 22m appliance care plans. Sales grew to £690m in 2016 under chief executive Ian Mason, 55.

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Company details
CompanyDomestic & General
ActivityWarranty provider
Sales £m*690
Profit £m*91
Year endMar 16
Principal shareholdersCVC Capital Partners (>50%), management (<50%)

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