Founded in Brighton in 1990 as an IT recruitment business, FDM now provides IT services worldwide, offering training and consultancy to more than 200 clients, including UBS, Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC. Through academies in Britain, Germany and America, FDM says it has trained 3,000 staff. Inflexion Private Equity, which took the firm private in a £33m deal in 2010, is reported to be looking to sell for up to £200m. Under founder and chief executive Rod Flavell, international sales have grown 27% a year from £15.2m in 2009 to £24.5m in 2011.
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