This Manchester company provides specialised finance products including first and second mortgages and bridging loans to property investors and private homebuyers. Jerrold operates through subsidiaries including Blemain Finance, Bridging Finance, Lancashire Mortgage and Cheshire Mortgage and has a combined loan book exceeding £1.1bn. Barclays Private Equity paid £113.5m for a minority stake in September 2006, and Royal Bank of Scotland, Nab Capital and HBOS completed an increased £900m refinancing facility in November 2007. Turnover reached £166m in 2008.

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Company details
ActivitySpecialist lender
Sales £m166
Operating profit £m68.4
Main shareholdersBarclays Private Equity (25%), Standard Life (5%), Moser Family Trust (58%), management (12%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda