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LGC was founded in 1842 as the Government Chemist and operates laboratories and offices in 22 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas. The company provides measurement and analytical testing for a wide range of life science markets including pharmaceutical, food, environmental and government. Private equity firm Bridgepoint Capital backed a £257m buyout in 2010 and the business has since completed eleven acquisitions. Chief executive Tim Robinson, 52, heads the London-based business.

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Company details
ActivityAnalytical services laboratory
LocationSouthwest London
Sales £m*209.8
Operating profit £m*12.3
Main shareholdersBridgepoint (>50%), management (<50%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda