Micheldever Group

This company’s services cover most requirements for cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and even tractors and combine harvesters. Micheldever retails, wholesales and distributes more than 6m tyres a year and also offers garage services including exhaust, brake and shock absorber maintenance. Founded in 1972, Graphite Capital Partners backed a management buyout from the founder for a reported £80m in 2006. The Hampshire company is now led by chief executive Paul Fox, and sales reached £259.3m in 2009.

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Company details
CompanyMicheldever Group
ActivityTyre distributor and retailer
Sales £m259.3
Operating profit £m7.5
Main shareholdersGraphite Capital (72%), management (28%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda