The Marshall Motor Group is delighted to announce that we have completed the purchase of Ridgeway Garages (Newbury) Limited (“Ridgeway”), the largest acquisition the Marshall Motor Group has made to date, welcoming 1,333 new colleagues to the Marshall Group.
Ridgeway is a successful multi-franchise dealer group operating across the southern home-counties of Wiltshire and Dorset and across contiguous locations in the East, South-East, and South-West regions of England: the middle and South of England with locations in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and West Sussex. This extends the Marshall geographic footprint from 19 to 25 countiesrepresents 12 brands via 30 franchise dealerships. Ridgeway also operates five used car outlets, two trade parts specialists and two standalone body shops with a large pre-delivery inspection centre group.
This is a transformational acquisition for Marshall and its in line with our stated strategy to grow scale with existing brand partners and extend our geographic footprint. It further builds on our acquisition last year of SG Smith.