This Cheltenham company makes computer-aided design and manufacturing software and has more than 20,000 customers, including Audi and BMW. It was listed on AIM but in 2010 the American private equity firm Battery Ventures paid £7.2m to take the business private and appointed Richard Smith, 49, as chief executive. About 80% of sales are now overseas, with profits at £8.2m in 2012.
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