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Owning and operating seven ports across the UK and Ireland, handling more than 70 million tons of freight a year, this Liverpool group has played a critical role in maintaining the flow of essential medical, food and energy supplies into the country. In January, it agreed to sell a 25% stake to pension fund manager Australian Super as chairman John Whittaker, 78, sought to raise funds to protect his investment in commercial landlord Intu, which was subsequently placed in administration in June.

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Company details
CompanyPeel Ports Group
ActivityPort services provider
Sales £m760
Profit £m256
Year endMar 19
Principal shareholdersJohn Whittaker and family (50.1%), DWS Group (49.9%)

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