When investment banks want to issue bonds they can turn to Marketpipe whose web-based software and services support the underwriting process and distribute bonds to investors and banks. The London financial software specialist says it has 21 large investment banks as clients. Chairman Jonathan Gittos founded the company in 2000 after spending 12 years in investment banking in the City. Sales have grown 271% a year from £235,000 in 2002 to £3.2m in 2004.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank5
CompanyMarketpipe
ActivityFinancial software developer
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth271.41%
Latest sales £000s3,239
Staff24
Founded2000
Websitewww.marketpipe.com

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