Hanover Acceptances

This London-based investment group has interests across a number of sectors including drinks, agriculture, property and venture capital. Hanover Acceptances is controlled by the Gorvy family and led by chief executive Sean Gorvy and chairman Manfred Gorvy. The main subsidiaries are: Dorrington, a residential and commercial-property developer; Gerber Emig, a fruit-juice maker; and African Realty Trust, one of Africa’s largest fruit growers. Its venture-capital arm, Fresh Capital, holds investments in the food, telecoms and software sectors. The company’s sales in 2009 reached £684m.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank78
CompanyHanover Acceptances
ActivityConglomerate
LocationCentral London
Sales £m684
Profit £m67
Year endDec 09
Principal shareholdersGorvy family
Staff1,858
Founded1974
Websitewww.hanoveracceptances.com

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