This financial information services firm was co-founded in 2001 by Lance Uggla and executives responsible for credit trading at Toronto Dominion Bank. Markit provides independent data, valuations and trade processing services for the over-the-counter markets, including credit, equities, interest rates and foreign exchange. In January the private-equity house General Atlantic paid £155m for a 7.5% stake. Sales increased by 63% to £305.4m in 2009.

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Company details
ActivityFinancial information services
LocationCity of London
Sales £m*305.4
Operating profit £m*42.5
Main shareholdersConsortium, including: JP Morgan, UBS, ABN Amro, Bank of America

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda