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Founded in 1983 and built through acquisitions, QA specialises in learning and education services, providing business and IT training courses, apprenticeships, degree-level courses and consultancy services from 22 locations around Britain. With more than 300 instructors, the firm, led by chief executive William Macpherson, 55, offers 1,500 courses to clients including BT and Barclays. Last year, CVC Capital Partners bought a majority stake for £700m.

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Company details
ActivityTraining & education provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*251.8
Operating profit £m*50.5
Main shareholdersCVC Capital (85%), management (15%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda