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Vertu Motors plc (VTU) Acquisition of Helston Garages Group Ltd - December 2022

19 December 2022

Vertu CEO, Robert Forrester, runs through the Helston Garages Group Ltd acquisition, including the strategic rationale, the positive earnings and free cash flow accretion, and the acquisition structure and financing details. Vertu Motors completed the acquisition on 19th December 2022.

00:00 – Opener
00:16 – Introduction
00:30 – Group strategy
01:01 – Acquisition highlights
04:28 – Overview of Helston Garages Group
05:42 – Financial impact
07:48 – Acquisition structure and metrics
10:16 – Conclusion

Vertu Motors is the fourth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 192 sales outlets across the UK. Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu and Macklin Motors brand names.

Vertu Motors was established in November 2006 with the strategy to consolidate the UK motor retail sector. It is intended that the Group will continue to acquire motor retail operations to grow a scaled dealership group. The Group’s acquisition strategy is supplemented by a focused organic growth strategy to drive operational efficiencies through its national dealership network. The Group currently operates 188 franchised sales outlets and 4 non-franchised sales operations from 142 locations across the UK.

Vertu’s Mission Statement is to “deliver an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust”.

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