Yorkshire-based DAF truck dealership, F&G Commercials, has acquired Chatfields DAF Manchester from Pendragon.
F&G, which has sites in Barnsley, Huddersfield and Oldham, said the purchase will enable it to consolidate the services it offers in the Yorkshire and Greater Manchester areas.
Frank Woodhead, joint managing director at F&G, said “We have built a fine reputation for the sales, maintenance, repair and testing of heavy trucks across the M62 corridor.”
Having been a franchised DAF dealer since 1998, F&G already offers extensive experience of DAF trucks to its customers in providing vehicle and parts sales and services repairs.
Following the acquisition, F&G now has more than 240 employees working in its four dealerships across the North.
Mr Woodhead added: “We are an ambitious company who will pursue success with enthusiasm.
“We are always willing to look at additions to the F&G Group and should other opportunities arise they will always be considered.
“We have always had the goal to offer customer a one-stop-shop, with a personal feel. They should be able to purchase a vehicle and bring the vehicle back for dedicated service by trained professionals.”
F&G was advised on the acquisition by the York office of Langleys Solicitors.
The Langleys team was led by corporate partner Christian Hunt, assisted by Andrew Gawley and James Bradley.
Mr Hunt said: “We are delighted to have worked with F&G on this transaction. This latest acquisition not only builds on the successful group strategy of combining organic growth with strategic acquisitions, it also clearly demonstrates the ambition of the F&G Group.
“We look forward to continuing to work with the management team.”