Prezzo

This business runs 250 UK restaurants, mainly under the Prezzo brand of Italian eateries and Mexican chain Chimichanga. Started in 2000, it was listed on AIM in 2002, but last January was bought by private equity firm TPG Capital in a £304m deal. Founder Jonathan Kaye, 37, whose family were also behind brands such as Garfunkels, Café Uno, Ask and Zizzi, has become a non-executive director. TPG’s Dirk Eller, 43, is interim chief executive, working with chairman David Niven, 63, former chief of Nando’s.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank164
CompanyPrezzo
ActivityRestaurant operator
LocationWoodford Green, Essex
Sales £m189.9
Operating profit £m22.7
Main shareholdersTPG (100%)
Staff3,638
Founded2000
Websitewww.prezzorestaurants.co.uk

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