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With 54 branches in England and Scotland, MKM is one of Britain’s largest independent builders’ merchants. In 2017, its private equity backers LDC and 3i sold their stakes to Bain Capital for an undisclosed amount. Led by founder and chairman David Kilburn, 74, and chief executive Philip Johns, 56, the Hull-based business has opened seven more branches since then.

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Company details
CompanyMKM Building Supplies
ActivityBuilders' merchant
Sales £m393.8
Operating profit £m13.8
Main shareholdersBain Capital (>50%), management (<50%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda