Micheldever Group

Micheldever is still headquartered near the Hampshire shed where Tony Todd sold his first tyres in 1972. It now sells more than 5million of them a year for cars, motorbikes and trucks. The company also offers on-site breakdown, exhaust, brakes and shock absorber services. The majority of the firm is owned by private-equity firm Graphite Capital Partners, which backed an £80m buyout from the founder in 2006. Chief executive Paul Fox steered sales to £223.9m in 2008

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Company details
CompanyMicheldever Group
ActivityTyre distributor and retailer
Sales £m223.9
Operating profit £m6.4
Main shareholdersGraphite Capital (72%), management (28%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda