Doncaster-based Keepmoat is one of Britain’s biggest builders of affordable housing. The private-equity groups Sun Capital and TDR Capital bought the company from Lloyds Banking Group in 2014 for about £400m. In 2017 it built 2,925 homes, which helped generate sales of £1.1bn. In April the firm sold its regeneration arm to the French energy provider ENGIE for £330m, with James Thomson, 50, becoming executive chairman of the remaining group, and Peter Hindley, 55, chief executive.

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Company details
ActivityHouse builder
Sales £m*1,104
Profit £m*68
Year endMar 17
Principal shareholdersTDR Capital and Sun Capital (85%), management (15%)

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