Tragus owns the Café Rouge, Bella Italia and Strada chains, which serve 21m meals each year from 299 restaurants across Britain. It also owns smaller brands, from tapas bars to Belgian-style brasseries. Blackstone backed a £267m tertiary buyout from LGV Capital in 2006, and a former managing director of Costa Coffee, John Derkach, took over as chief executive in August this year.

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Company details
ActivityRestaurant operator
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*286.3
Operating profit £m*6.8
Main shareholdersBlackstone (81%), management (19%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda