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Utiligroup eyes unicorn status after £100m buyout

Chief executive speaks to BusinessCloud on plans for future

Matthew Hirst is the chief executive of Lancashire-based Utiligroup, which has been bought by Accel-KKR through its services company ESG.

In an exclusive interview with BusinessCloud, Hirst said the deal would help the energy tech company achieve its target to grow to 500 staff and a £50m turnover in three years.

He adds: “People talk about unicorns and we can certainly become a unicorn in valuation terms.”

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