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Security software and services company Sophos was delisted last October when it was acquired by the San Francisco-based private equity fund Thoma Bravo for $3.9bn (£3bn). The Oxfordshire firm protects more than 435,000 enterprises in 150-plus countries from cyber-threats. It has helped customers, including government and healthcare organisations, to secure their remote operations and defend against cyber-scams during the pandemic. Chief executive Kris Hagerman, 56, oversaw profits of £48m in 2020 on sales of £649.5m, while expanding free access to help protect remote workers.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank10
CompanySophos
ActivitySecurity software & services
LocationOxfordshire
Sales £m649.5*
Operating profit £m48.0*
Main shareholdersThoma Bravo Private Equity (100%)
Staff2,933
Founded1985
Websitewww.sophos.com

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda