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Silentnight makes more than half a million beds each year across six brands, including Sealy and Rest Assured. Founded in 1946, it was privatised in 2003 by the founder’s family, before being acquired by the private equity firm HIG Capital in 2011. The Lancashire business is led by managing director Steve Freeman, 61, and chairman Adrian Fawcett, 49.

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Company details
CompanySilentnight Group
ActivityBed manufacturer
Sales £m137.5
Operating profit £m7.8
Main shareholdersHIG Capital (75%), management (25%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda