Rubery Owen acquires Cambrian Garages in Aberystwyth

Rubery Owen, who trades as Shukers Land Rover, has acquired the full share capital of Cambrian Garages who represent Land Rover and Hyundai in Aberystwyth for an undisclosed sum. Our Automotive team, led by David Kendrick, represented Cambrian Garages in the sale.

Rubery Owen who represent Land Rover in Ludlow having sold their Shrewsbury Land Rover dealership to Hatfields back in 2016, will now be back to representing the brand in two locations with the addition of the Aberystwyth dealership.

Cambrian Garages were advised by David Kendrick, an automotive partner in our Manchester office, and have represented Land Rover in the territory since 1998. They also added the Hyundai franchise in 2008. All of the staff and management have been retained by Rubery Owen.

Richard Jenkins, CEO of Rubery Owen commented:

“We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of Cambrian Garages which is a very similar business to the existing dealership we operate in Ludlow. It was always our plan to expand with JLR after the sale of Shrewsbury and this acquisition forms very much part of that plan. We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues into the group and developing the Aberystwyth business as Land Rover enter an exciting period with the launch of the all new Discovery, the forthcoming launch of the Range Rover Velar later in 2017 and the return of the Defender in 2018.”

At UHY we have seen a significant amount of change within the JLR network and having been involved in the Shrewsbury transaction back in 2016 we were aware of Rubery Owen’s desire to increase their portfolio with JLR. This acquisition fits very well with their existing site and has a very similar demographic so we have no doubts that it will work well for everyone involved.

Q1 is looking like it will deliver some very strong results with what we imagine will be a significant number of vehicle registrations, most likely to be ahead of last year. We are still seeing plenty of transactional activity going on out there in the market as the consolidation continues.

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