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This fashion retailer was valued at about £200m in 2016 when founder David Reiss, 76, sold a majority stake to private equity firm Warburg Pincus. Under chief executive Christos Angelides, 56, Reiss has used the investment to continue its expansion, opening 20 new outlets this year. The brand’s popularity soared after the then Kate Middleton wore a Reiss dress when her engagement to Prince William was announced in 2011. It has 189 stores in 17 countries.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank143
CompanyReiss
ActivityFashion retailer
LocationCentral London
Sales £m186.5
Operating profit £m12.9
Main shareholdersWarburg Pincus (>50%), David Reiss & family (<50%)
Staff1,439
Founded1971
Websitewww.reiss.co.uk

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