July 14, 2024


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Vertu Motors acquires South West based Helston Garages Group

Vertu Motors acquires South West based Helston Garages Group

Vertu Motors has obtained Helston Garages Team for of £120.1m.

The acquisition incorporates 28 franchised product sales retailers, introducing major scale and geographic coverage to the Vertu’s current footprint of 160 franchised stores.

In the calendar year ended 31 December 2021, the obtained dealerships created revenues of £498.9m.

Vertu explained that the acquisition is a continuation of the prolonged-phrase method of the Team to “drive scale, develop into new and appealing areas and introduce new Producer Partners”.

Helston will improve the its scale and achieve into the South West of England.  Pursuing the acquisition, Vertu will have 32 gross sales retailers in the region, up from the latest four.

The acquisition will see Volvo and Ferrari  join the Makers represented by Vertu.

The very first comprehensive year of contribution from the acquisition will be FY24 (to 28 February 2024).

Robert Forrester, main govt officer of Vertu Motors, claimed: “We are delighted that Vertu Motors has agreed to obtain Helston and 28 dealerships, further more proof of the execution of our extensive-phrase tactic to make scale, geographic coverage and deepen our relationships with our key automotive Companies.  We are significantly happy that we have been given strong support for the acquisition from our Producer Associates and our lending financial institutions to aid the offer.  Volvo and Ferrari are launched to our portfolio, which is a very proud moment for the Team.

“Helston has a very long observe file of providing powerful profitability and we have admired the Team for a extensive time.  The acquisition will be both fiscally and strategically accretive for Vertu Motors, providing very long term value development for our shareholders.  We now have 32 dealerships in the South West, which gets a main area.

“I am delighted to welcome so numerous new colleagues to the Team and look forward to integrating Helston and the staff into Vertu Motors, notably introducing our digital expertise.

“While there is uncertainty in the Uk financial system nowadays, we carry on to invest for the long-expression and stay energized about the foreseeable future for Vertu Motors.”