This Bedfordshire-based business owns 58 motorway service stations around the country, and says it has a 38% share of the British market. Moto has introduced brands such as WH Smith and M&S to its sites and is the country’s largest Costa Coffee franchisee. In 2006, a consortium led by Australia’s Macquarie Bank bought Moto from Compass for an estimated £600m and, in 2009, Epic Investment Partners acquired a 17% stake. Led by chief executive Tim Moss, annualised sales totalled £815m in the year to December 2009.
|Activity||Motorway services operator|
|Year end||Dec 09|
|Principal shareholders||Macquarie Group & Affiliates, Equity Partners Infrastructure Company, pension funds, management|
* Supplied by company † Annualised figure