This clothing retailer has 600 outlets in the UK and more than 1,000 overseas. It serves 350m customers through its New Look and Mim stores in Ireland, France, the Netherlands and Belgium, and through its websites. International sales account for over a quarter of all revenue, which reached £1.4 billion in the year to March. Alistair McGeorge, former chief executive of Matalan, took over as executive chairman of the company in April 2011.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank27
CompanyNew Look
ActivityFashion retailer
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*1,447
Profit £m*147
Year endMar 12
Principal shareholdersPermira (28%), Apax (28%), Tom Singh (23%), management (16%), Quillian (3%), others (2%)
Staff22,605
Founded1969
Websitewww.newlookgroup.com

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