McLaren merged its automotive and technology businesses last July to form this group, which had combined sales of £871m in 2017. Executive chairman Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa al-Khalifa, 49, oversees its three divisions: racing, which owns the Formula One team; automotive, which manufactured its 15,000th car this year; and applied technologies, which develops software and components. In May, Canadian businessman Michael Latifi invested £204m in the Woking group, becoming its third-largest shareholder after Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund and Luxembourg’s Tag investment group.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank71
CompanyMcLaren Group
ActivityAutomotive technology group
LocationWoking, Surrey
Sales £m871
Profit £m45
Year endDec 17
Principal shareholdersBahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (56%), TAG Group (14%), Nidala (10%), other investors (20%)
Staff3,178
Founded1985
Websitewww.mclaren.com

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