LGC, founded in 1842, operates laboratories and offices in 22 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas. The company provides measurement and testing services for a wide range of life sciences markets, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, food, agricultural biology, environmental and forensics. Private-equity firm Bridgepoint Capital backed a £257m buyout in 2010 and LGC’s international sales have since doubled to £101.1m in 2014. Chief executive Tim Robinson, 51, heads the business.
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