Microlease rents and sells electronic testing equipment in more than 85 countries to customers in the telecoms, aerospace and defence sectors such as Alcatel-Lucent and Thales. A £30m buyout in 2006 was led by chief executive Nigel Brown, 55, and backed by private-equity firm LDC, which invested a further £8m in 2009 to fund overseas acquisitions and growth. International sales hit £62.7m this year.
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