JCT600 has added Jaguar and Land Rover to its franchised portfolio of premium car brands with the acquisition of two dealerships in Doncaster from Pendragon.
The deal, advised by James Fawcett of Gordons and completed for an undisclosed sum on July 12, will see all staff at the businesses on Wheatley Hall Road transferred to JCT600.
The new dealerships will operate as JCT600 Jaguar Doncaster and JCT600 Land Rover Doncaster.
JCT600 chief executive John Tordoff said: “The addition of Jaguar and Land Rover to our stable of prestigious car marques is a perfect fit – it is the first time we have represented the brand which was the obvious missing link in our portfolio.
“With more than 70 years’ heritage representing some of the world’s most respected car brands, we are excited to be bringing Jaguar and Land Rover’s stylish range to our customers with a stunning choice of luxury sports cars, executive saloons and, of course, its iconic four-wheel drive and SUVs.
JCT600 already represents premium German brands Audi and Mercedes-Benz in Doncaster and Tordoff said that he was looking forward to building on the business’s success in the town and recruiting new talent to work alongside the existing team at the JLR facilities.
He added: “We are confident that they will grow and flourish as part of the established JCT600 group.”
JCT600 now represents 20 of the world’s leading car marques.
The Bradford-based AM100 dealer group also represents a number of luxury car marques, with brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche at dealerships from Yorkshire and the North East to Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
It employs over 2,250 people across the region and recently announced record sales with turnover reaching £1.251 billion.