Domestic & General had an unlikely start, insuring sheep and cattle in the Australian outback. Today it protects 22.8m household appliances, with more than half of its 16.5m customers in Britain. It partners with retailers and manufacturers, including Indesit, Argos, and Sky, to sell repair and protect plans. Led by chief executive Alex Labak, 52, the company was bought by CVC Capital Partners in 2013 for a reported £750m, including debt.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
CompanyDomestic & General
ActivityWarranty provider
Sales £m*633
Profit £m*82
Year endMar 14
Principal shareholdersCVC Capital Partners (>50%), management (<50%)

If applicable:

* Supplied by company † Annualised figure