Claiming to be Britain’s biggest independent vehicle-leasing and fleet management firm, Zenith manages more than 38,000 vehicles for blue-chip clients including Philips, Santander and Asda. Morgan Stanley backed a buyout led by executive chairman Andrew Cope, 48, in 2010, taking a 60% stake for £85m. Under chief executive Tim Buchan, 49, the Leeds company has invested in fleet management technology.

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Company details
CompanyZenith Leasedrive
ActivityVehicle lessor
Sales £m*183.8
Operating profit £m*10.4
Main shareholdersMorgan Stanley Private Equity (60%), management (40%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda