CPL Growth

CPL GrowthCPL was created in 1973 following the transfer of British Coal Corporation’s non-mining operations

•    Privatised in a management buy-out in 1995 with funding from Legal & General and RBS as lead bank

•    A refinancing took place in 2006 resulting in RBS and Vision Capital as major shareholders; debt provided by Burdale

•    The petroleum distribution business was sold to DCC in August 2007

•    The current management team led by Tim Minett and Darren Wake (who previously ran the petroleum distribution business) has been in place since September 2007

•    Since then, CPL has grown considerably increasing revenues by 36% to March 2011.

CPL Growth in Biomass SectorsOur opportunities for further growth:

Expansion in key European markets organically and through acquisition

New product development, particularly in renewable biomass technologies

Increasing sales through retail and online sales channels

Improving operational efficiencies


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The UK's largest coal merchant and wholesaler. CPL is also the largest producer of solid fuel briquettes in Europe.

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