This Aberdeen-based group has more than 7,000 staff working across the world, manufacturing, managing, operating and servicing drilling rigs for oil and gas customers. It operates about 100 drilling rigs, the majority deployed onshore. Pamplona Capital acquired a controlling stake in 2010 and refinanced £484m of its debt in 2014. Last year, sales fell 15% to £1.1bn due to a drop in oil and gas exploration work. Its chief executive is Norrie McKay, 56.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank47
CompanyKCA DEUTAG Group
ActivityDrilling contractor
LocationAberdeen
Sales £m1,094
Profit £m190
Year endDec 15
Principal shareholdersPamplona Capital, other investment funds, management
Staff7,575
Founded1995
Websitewww.kcadeutag.com

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