Northgate Information Solutions

Based in Hemel Hempstead, Northgate Information Solutions provides outsourcing, IT and HR services to public-sector clients. It claims to work closely with 90% of the local authorities in Britain and all the regional police forces. The company was floated on the stock market in 1994, before being taken private by the American private-equity house KKR in 2008 for a reported £593m. It now does business in 46 countries across five continents, and under chief executive Chris Stone sales reached £670m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank81
CompanyNorthgate Information Solutions
ActivitySoftware and services provider
LocationHertfordshire
Sales £m670
Profit £m118
Year endApr 10
Principal shareholdersKKR (80%), management (10%), other institutional investors (10%)
Staff7,936
Founded1969
Websitewww.northgate-is.com

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