Penske Automotive Group Expands Presence in the United Kingdom
- Acquires Three BMW MINI Dealerships and a Collison Center
- Adds $250 Million in Annualized Revenues; Builds Further Scale in U.K. Market
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., April 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG), a diversified international transportation services company and one of the world’s premier automotive and commercial truck retailers, today announced that its U.K. subsidiary (“Sytner Group”) has acquired three BMW MINI dealerships and a collision center in the U.K. The acquired dealerships are located in South East England, north of London, complementing the existing presence of 32 BMW MINI franchises operated by the company in the U.K. market.
Commenting on the acquisition, Darren Edwards, CEO of the Sytner Group, said, “I am pleased to announce that we have expanded our relationship with the BMW and MINI brands in the U.K. The acquisition of these dealerships enhances our position as the largest retail partner for the BMW and MINI brands in the U.K. and provides an opportunity for our business to build additional scale in this important market. We welcome these new businesses to our team.”
This acquisition is expected generate $250 million in annualized revenues for Penske Automotive Group and was funded using existing capacity under the company’s U.K.-based credit agreement. Year-to-date 2022, Penske Automotive Group has added approximately $550 million in annualized revenue through acquisitions and open points.
About Penske Automotive
Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE: PAG) headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is a diversified international transportation services company and one of the world’s premier automotive and commercial truck retailers. PAG operates dealerships principally in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Japan and is the largest retailer of commercial trucks in North America for Freightliner. PAG also distributes and retails commercial vehicles, diesel and gas engines, power systems and related parts and services principally in Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, PAG owns 28.9% of Penske Transportation Solutions, a business that manages a fleet of over 360,000 vehicles providing innovative transportation, supply chain and technology solutions to North American fleets. PAG is a member of the Fortune 500, Russell 1000, and Russell 3000 indexes, and is ranked among the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine. For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.penskeautomotive.com.
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