Southern Water supplies more than one million households, and treats and recycles waste water from nearly two million homes across Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. In 2007, the business was bought by Greensands Investments, a consortium of pension and infrastructure funds led by JP Morgan, from RBS for a reported £4.2 billion. Chief executive Matthew Wright leads the Worthing-based company, whose sales increased slightly to £679m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank79
CompanySouthern Water
ActivityWater services provider
LocationWest Sussex
Sales £m679
Profit £m478
Year endMar 10
Principal shareholdersFunds advised by UBS Global (39%) and JP Morgan (28%), others (33%)
Staff1,508
Founded1989
Websitewww.southernwater.co.uk

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