Most famous for its ownership of the Scottish football club Rangers, which it disposed of in May, Murray International derives most of its turnover from its metals and property divisions. It also owns Response, a Glasgow call-centre business. The conglomerate is selling off assets such as Rangers in order to strengthen its balance sheet. It had debt of over £700m before a recent restructuring in which its banker, Lloyds, increased its equity stake. Chaired by Sir David Murray, the group’s sales fell to £466.1m in 2010, but profits increased to £21.1m.

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Company details
CompanyMurray International
Sales £m466.1
Operating profit £m21.1
Main shareholdersMurray family (70%), Lloyds Banking Group (30%)

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