Lithia expands Jardine Motors with BMW dealership acquisitions


Arden Motors, which operates BMW and Mini dealerships in Kent, has been obtained through US-based broker workforce Lithia And Driveway.

Lithia (LAD) will bolt at the new companies, BMW/Mini Maidstone and BMW/Mini Tunbridge Wells, to Jardine Motors Staff, the AM100 store which it obtained previous this yr to begin to construct a big scale presence in the United Kingdom.

It doubles the scale of Jardine’s dating in the United Kingdom with BMW Staff; Jardine already has BMW and Mini dealerships in Milton Keynes and in Bury St Edmunds.

The Tunbridge Wells trade had best been in Arden’s palms since 2020, when it purchased the dealership from Inchcape.

The purchase is most likely so as to add greater than £130 million annual gross sales to Jardine’s turnover.

Neil Williamson, former Jardine leader government and now Lithia And Driveway’s UK regional president, stated: “Following LAD’s front into the United Kingdom with the Jardine Motors Staff previous this yr, we’ve got at all times mentioned our need to develop.”

“Bringing the groups from each Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells in conjunction with our present BMW & Mini companies in Bury and Milton Keynes additional strengthens our talent to serve consumers with those thrilling manufacturers.

“Our collective efforts will assist ship on our aspirations throughout the United Kingdom and helps our venture of ‘enlargement powered through other folks’.”

The deal used to be controlled through David Kendrick and his car crew at UHY Hacker Younger, who represented Arden Staff.

Kendrick stated: “The purchase of Arden makes whole sense for Jardine because it compliments their portfolio in addition to increasing their dating with BMW and Mini considerably. Ross (Daverson) and his crew at Arden have constructed a number one trade with robust profitability that can definitely proceed below its new workforce possession.”

Lithia And Driveway declared ambitions “to broaden a market-leading UK presence” after its acquisition of most sensible 10 AM100 motor store Jardine Motors Staff.

The £300m takeover implies that now 3 of the ten greatest automotive sellers in the United Kingdom are owned through American corporations.

Sytner, no.1 within the AM100, is owned through Michigan-headquartered Penske Automobile Staff; Staff 1 Automobile UK, no.7 within the AM100, is a part of Texas-headquatered Staff 1; and the brand new homeowners of Jardine, no.9, are founded in Oregon.



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