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Advising a Swedish conglomerate on the acquisition of all shares for one of Europe's largest automotive providers

Stephen JarvisFrancesca Jus-Burke and Kensey Williams, with input from specialists in our Real Estate and Employment teams, advised Hedin Mobility Group on its acquisition of all shares in Stephen James Alliance Ltd, as announced on 31 July 2023.

The transaction comprises all operations of the esteemed BMW and MINI retailer Stephen James Group, which employs circa 400 people and offers a comprehensive range of automotive solutions, selling over 6,000 new and used cars annually.

Following the completed acquisition of Stephen James Group, Hedin Mobility Group now represents BMW, MINI, Mercedes-Benz and smart in the UK with a total of 14 sales points and 9 workshops within the Greater London Area.

Hedin Mobility Group’s UK retail activities will be organised in two separate subsidiaries: Stephen James Automotive (BMW and MINI) and Hedin Automotive London (Mercedes-Benz and smart).

Anders Hedin, founder and CEO of Hedin Mobility Group, said:

“We extend a warm welcome to our new dedicated and skilled co-workers within Stephen James to Hedin Mobility Group.  By adding these BMW and MINI businesses to our current Mercedes-Benz operations, we stand on a foundation of leading brands, first-class retailers, and outstanding staff. This gives us excellent conditions for success and further growth in the important UK market.”

Stephen Jarvis, Partner and Head of our Corporate & Commercial team, said:
“The teamwork to close this deal has been phenomenal.  Supporting one of Europe’s largest automotive providers on this strategically important project has been hugely rewarding for us all.  We look forward to the next stage of Hedin’s journey.”

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