Acuity Law was selected to act for motor retailer Sinclair Group in its recent major acquisition, the latest in a string of large-scale deals for the leading commercial law firm.
Acuity Law advised on the purchase of Shukers from the Rubery Owen Group, expanding the Sinclair Group’s Welsh territory up to Aberystwyth in mid Wales where it will take over the Land Rover operation and also represent Hyundai for the first time. The company will also cross into England for the first time with ownership of the Land Rover retailer in Ludlow.
Beverley Jones, Partner at Acuity Law, said: “We’re delighted to have supported Sinclair Group once again on this major acquisition which provides such an exciting opportunity for its future. We look forward to seeing these dealerships go from strength to strength under Sinclair Group’s ownership.”
Andy Sinclair, Sinclair Group Managing Director, said: “Like us, Shukers is a well-established, family business and we share a similar culture and the same core values, focus and passion for providing outstanding customer service so this is a great fit for us. The Jaguar Land Rover brand is extremely strong in the UK and is already an important part of our group. The addition of two very successful Land Rover sites will significantly increase our territory for the brand and will double the points of representation we have following our takeover of retailers in Swansea and Brecon since 2018.”
He added: “The opportunity to represent Hyundai for the first time is equally exciting, especially with its reputation for being so progressive on the electric vehicle front. The Hyundai product line-up is expanding rapidly so it’s a brilliant time to be involved with the brand as it will enable us to offer something very different to our current portfolio and presents our customers with even more choice.”
Established in 1999, the Acuity team has grown to more than 100 exceptional and instinctively commercial lawyers working throughout the UK, including 25 consultants shaping the business’ growing consultant community. The firm has offices in Cardiff, Swansea, London and most recently, Bristol.