Founded in 1951 and headquartered in London, Stemcor acts as an intermediary between manufacturers and customers to supply more than 3,500 grades of steel. In recent years, the company has focused on its core capabilities of trading, distribution and stockholding, become leaner and returned to profit.  The main shareholder is the investment fund Apollo, which took a 19% stake in 2015.  It is led by chief executive Steve Graf, 56, who has been with the organisation for 30 years.

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Company details
CompanyStemcor Global Holdings
ActivitySteel trader
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*1,459
Profit £m*34
Year endDec 16
Principal shareholdersApollo Asset Management (19%), others (81%)

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