Inspicio was set up in 2005 to acquire Inspectorate, a company that specialises in testing and analysing the quality of traded commodities. It has since made a string of acquisitions, making the group one of the world’s leading providers of inspection and testing services. It was taken private by 3i in a £230m deal last year. In June it acquired the UK emissions testing business of Bureau Veritas. Sales reached an annualised £292.7m in 2008.

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Company details
ActivityTesting services provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m†292.7
Operating profit £m†20.0
Main shareholders3i (>90%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda