Group 1 Automotive UK has acquired its first Mercedes-Benz and Smart businesses as it steadily expands its territory up the East of England.
Stoneacre Motor Group has followed-up its January acquisition of Nottingham’s Chris Variava dealership complex with the completion of a deal to secure Burrows Motor Group’s Hyundai and Fiat franchises in Sheffield.
TrustFord chairman and chief executive Stuart Foulds is targeting greater immediacy in the car buying process in a bid to “differentiate” the business from its AM100 rivals.
Stirlng of Hereford has been acquired by Ponthir Suzuki and Honda following Motorline’s earlier acquisition of the group’s Hyundai dealership.
DM Keith has acquired Grimsby’s Westgate Motor Group in a move which sees the group expand the size of its portfolio to ten franchised dealership sites.
Millers Oils has announced the acquisition of Fuel Additive Science Technologies (FAST).
BBC Dragon’s Den contestant Jordan Daykin has acquired Vehicle Preparation Services Group Ltd for £5 million as the entrapeneuar reveals plans to capitalise on the number plate market.
Snows Motor Group has acquired the Chichester-based Portfield car retail group in a deal which sees the business expand its presence in both new and used car sales.
JCB Group has added Kia, Citroen, Mitsubishi and SsangYong to its list of franchise partners with the acquisition of the family-owned Hidsons Group.
Sytner’s US owner Penske Automotive Group has completed the acquisition of The Car People following an announcement of the move last month.
Motorline Group has completed the acquisition of Sytner’s Lexus Bristol franchise to take its representation with the Japanese premium brand to four sites.
Steven Eagell Group has added to its Lexus representation with the acquisition of Lexus Milton Keynes from the AM100-topping Sytner Group.
Holdcroft Motor Group has doubled its representation with Mazda after finalising the acquisition of Vantage Motor Group’s Oldham franchise.
John Clark Motor Group has acquired Morrisons Garages Limited and Morrisons Land Rover Limited in Stirling in what was described as “a hugely positive step” for the group.
EMG Motor Group has continued its recent expansion with the acquisition of Marriott’s Mazda for an undisclosed fee.
Eastern Western Motor Group has acquired Phoenix Honda’s Stirling site from the Phoenix Car Company.
Former Ridgeway chief executive John O’Hanlon has launched a new dealer venture, Waylands Automotive, with a takeover of Volvo Reading franchise from Jardine Motors.
Now Motor Retailing has ended its exclusive representation of Vauxhall with an acquisition of two-site Kia dealer Ken Brown Motors.
Jennings Motor Group has expanded its commercial with the acquisition of Nesmo Truck Bodies as part of an “ongoing expansion plan” in the Teeside region.
Northern Ireland's Donnelly Group has acquired SMW Suzuki in Belfast from the Agnew Group.
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When: November 12 2020
Where: Birmingham NEC
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