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This York-based veterinary group has been acquiring about 80 clinics a year since its formation in 2015. It has now amassed some 350, and last year sales more than doubled to £115.7m, with profits up a third to £3.7m. The group provides centralised services such as finance and IT, freeing up vets to focus on animal treatments and make high-value referrals to other owned practices. Chief executive Jo Malone, 44, led a buyout in 2018 backed by private equity firm BC Partners, which acquired the group for £720m.

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Company details
ActivityVeterinary practices
Sales £m115.7
Operating profit £m3.7
Main shareholdersBC Partners (79%), management and other (21%)

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