The Dutton-Forshaw Group

The Dutton-Forshaw Group, which runs 40 car showrooms across the UK and has divisions that distribute construction and agricultural equipment, generated combined sales of £517m and had 2,027 staff in 2001. Its management team bought the company and its franchises for manufacturers including MG Rover and Peugeot in 1997 for £113m, with backing from CVC European Equity Partners.

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Company details
CompanyThe Dutton-Forshaw Group
ActivityCar dealer
Sales £m517
Profit £m8
Year endDec 01
Principal shareholdersInvestors led by CVC (83%)

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