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With 42 branches across England and Scotland, Hull’s MKM is one of Britain’s largest independent builders’ merchants. It is led by founder and chairman David Kilburn, 72, and chief executive Philip Johns, 54. In March, private equity backers LDC and 3i sold their stakes in the business to Bain Capital in an undisclosed deal.

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Company details
CompanyMKM Building Supplies
ActivityBuilders' merchant
Sales £m284.3
Operating profit £m20.8
Main shareholdersManagement, Bain Capital

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda