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McCarthy & Stone sells around two thirds of Britain’s retirement housing for owner-occupiers and saw sales rise 12% last year. It has diversified to offer financial and management services, and new chief executive Mark Elliot, 48, plans to invest £1.5bn over the next five years. It is owned by TPG, Goldman Sachs and other private equity funds.

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Company details
CompanyMcCarthy & Stone
ActivityRetirement house builder
Sales £m257.7
Operating profit £m34.3
Main shareholdersGoldman Sachs, TPG, other equity funds

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