Microlease

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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Company details
Year2013
Rank89
CompanyMicrolease
ActivityElectronic equipment provider
LocationNorthwest London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa53.52%
International sales £000s*62,700
Total sales £000s*80,300
Staff242
Founded1979
Websitewww.microlease.com

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