Hibu Group

Formed in 2013 when this company’s creditors swapped debt for equity, Hibu Group now runs online directories and provides digital marketing services for local businesses. The Reading company operates as Yell in Britain and under the Hibu brand in America. Led by group chief executive David Sharman, 55, the business is focused on becoming totally digital, with the last print version of the Yellow Pages directory in the UK set to be delivered in January 2019.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank94
CompanyHibu Group
ActivityDigital marketing services provider
LocationReading
Sales £m732
Profit £m193
Year endMar 17
Principal shareholdersJP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Credit Agricole, RBS and other funds (100%)
Staff4,129
Founded2013
Websitebusiness.yell.com/

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