Stagecoach Group plc (LSE: SGC) is an international transport group operating buses, trains, trams, express coaches and ferries.

The group was founded in 1980 by the current chairman, Brian Souter, his sister, Ann Gloag, and her former husband Robin.

The group is based in Perth, Scotland, and has operations in the United Kingdom and North America.

With 16% of the bus market and 25% of the rail market, including its 49% stake in Virgin Trains, and being the largest operator of light rail services, the company is the second largest transport firm in the United Kingdom, close behind First Group.

Stagecoach operates over 7,200 vehicles and covers over 90 major towns and cities in Great Britain, carrying around 2.5 million passengers daily. Stagecoach UK Bus employs 18,000 people.

In North America, Stagecoach owns the Coach USA and Coach Canada brands, although the Western and South Central units of the company have been sold to a two different private equity firms, now Coach America and American Coach, with other companies sold to Peter Pan and being rebranded under that name.

Operations in Kenya, Malawi, Portugal, Sweden, Hong Kong and New Zealand have been sold.

The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange, where it is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

Source: Wikipedia