Driving growth: Hazlewoods advise Baylis Vauxhall on latest acquisition

Published: Monday 24 January 2022

Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team has recently advised local motor group, Baylis (Gloucester) Limited (“Baylis” or “Baylis Vauxhall”), on its acquisition of Southern (Merthyr) Limited (“Southern Merthyr”).

Baylis specialises in the business of new and used Vauxhall vehicles at their dealerships across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. It is renowned for a dedication to excellent customer service, supplying vehicles to motorists across a wide geographical area. Baylis is also a well-respected local employer and is rooted in supporting the communities it serves.

As one of the largest independently managed Vauxhall groups in the UK, they are building on their distribution locations and branching out into Wales, through the acquisition of Southern Vauxhall based in Merthyr Tydfil.

Customers will now have access to a much wider choice of used cars available from stock, as well as a greater range of facilities, including accident repairs and an increased variety of parts and accessories.    

Rich Grover, Corporate Finance Associate Director at Hazlewoods, said: "It was an absolute pleasure to be able to support Baylis with their expansion plans. The acquisition of Southern Vauxhall strengthens the group's position and extends geographical reach into the sizeable South Wales market.”

"We wish the enlarged group and its employees all the very best as they continue their growth journey; strengthening Baylis’ sales network, specialist service knowledge and passion for the Vauxhall brand across the nations."

Dave Jones, Director at Baylis, said: “We believe that the business in Merthyr will be a great fit with the existing Baylis group, bringing an experienced team who always excel with customer service.

"We have been working with Hazlewoods for several years now and had no hesitation in asking them to assist us with this acquisition. Their experience and expertise have been a great help; the team were excellent to work with."

The award winning Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team, comprising five Partners and over 40 experts, completed on 170 deals in 2021, with a combined value of more than £1 billion. 

If you are considering buying a business, selling your company or are looking for ways to finance your growth plans and would like to find out more about the process, please contact Rich Grover on 01242 680000 or email rich.grover@hazlewoods.co.uk

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