EG Group offloads 27 petrol filling sites in move linked to Asda takeover
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Blackburn-based EG Group has entered into a binding agreement to divest 27 petrol filling stations located throughout the UK, to Park Garage Group, for an undisclosed sum.
This follows the Competition and Markets Authority’s announcement in June this year that it had agreed formal undertakings offered by EG Group founders Mohsin Issa and Zuber Issa, and TDR Capital, to divest some of EG Group’s petrol filling sites to address the competition concerns relating to their separate £6.8bn acquisition of Asda Group.
The 27 sites include 26 locations required by the CMA to be divested, plus one other non-core location.
Negotiations in connection with a single additional site required to be divested by the CMA are advanced, and EG expects to be in a position to complete the transaction in the coming weeks.
All existing EG colleagues employed at the sites will transfer to Bromley-based Park Garage Group.
Zuber Issa and Mohsin Issa said: “We received significant interest in the sites we marketed, reflecting how these high quality assets have been acquired, developed and invested in by EG Group over the last few years.
“We are pleased that the sites will be going to an established industry operator in Park Garage Group, a family run business that is growth orientated.”
Balraj Tandon and Sunil Tandon, chairman and managing director of Park Garage Group, respectively, said in a joint statement: “We are delighted to have reached an agreement to acquire these sites, particularly due to their quality, which has been cultivated by EG Group.
“The acquisition underlines our commitment to growth and innovation, and will enable our sons, Manoj Tandon and Hemant Tandon, to further build our industry footprint. We would like to thank EG Group for working seamlessly with us on this acquisition.”