Perry Motor Sales in #26m PTP MBO

Investee Company – Perry Motor Sales Ltd (UK)

Investee Company Business Type – Car dealer network

Type of Financing – Management buyout

Equity Providers – Capital Bank Motor (part of Bank of Scotland)

Equity Leader (Individual) – Peter Cottle (Capital Bank Motor)

Debt Providers – Bank of Scotland

Debt Type – Senior debt, and loan finance

Debt Leader (Individual) – Martin Brown (Bank of Scotland)

Total Deal Value – £25.9 million

Other Advisors – Carl Houghton Lathams Corporate Transactions structured, led and arranged the deal. Davis Wallis Foyster advised both Capital Bank Motor and Bank of Scotland.

Comments – Managing director, Paul Millard, and finance director, Ken Savage, will take control of Perry Motor Sales, subject to the approval of Perry Group plc shareholders. Millard has taken an 80% shareholding of the company, while Savage now owns 20%. The business consists of 30 franchise points and four satellites at 23 locations, representing 14 franchises.

Millard and Savage have bought the company with the financial backing of Capital Bank Motor and Bank of Scotland.

Carl Houghton of Lathams Corporate Transactions said: “Perry’s is a strong performer in what many view as a difficult sector. The buyout represents a tremendous opportunity for management outside of the PLC Structure.

Perry Motor Sales Ltd is one of the UK’s largest car dealer networks. It has franchises for Peugeot, Vauxhall, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Hyundai.