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With 53 branches across England and Scotland, Hull’s MKM is one of Britain’s largest independent builders’ merchants. In May 2017, private equity backers LDC and 3i sold their stakes in the business to Bain Capital for an undisclosed amount. Led by founder and chairman David Kilburn, 73, and chief executive Philip Johns, 55, it has opened six new branches across the UK since the transaction.

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Company details
CompanyMKM Building Supplies
ActivityBuilders' merchant
Sales £m332.4
Operating profit £m19.9
Main shareholdersManagement, Bain Capital

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda