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Founded in 2004 and backed by Permira funds, this Leeds-based group buys customer debts from a range of clients and then manages their recovery. It develops technology to provide tailored repayment plans. In 2017, it acquired part of Intrum, the debt purchaser, in a deal worth €730m (£650m). Chief executive Colin Storrar, 47, took over in June from co-founder James Cornell, 46, who remains as a consultant.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank69
CompanyLowell Group
ActivityDebt collector
LocationLeeds
Sales £m293.7
Operating profit £m112.1
Main shareholdersPermira (50%), OTPP (33%), management (16%)
Staff1,914
Founded2004
Websitewww.lowellgroup.co.uk

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