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Drayton Motors completes the acquisition of Grantham Kia for an undisclosed sum

Article Date: 23 February 2021

Wilson and Co (Kia) Ltd,  trading as Drayton Motors has purchased the entire share capital of Victor Wood Group, which operated the Kia dealership in Grantham for an undisclosed sum.  This is their third Kia dealership, with Drayton already representing the brand in Boston and Louth.

ASE Chairman, Mike Jones, who brokered the deal and advised the shareholders said “It’s great to see Tim and the remaining shareholders complete the exit they were looking for.  It’s been a pleasure working with them on the deal and I’m glad to have helped achieve the final outcome.  I wish them all the very best for the future.”

“The Kia business was a natural fit for Robin and the team at Drayton, already holding two representation points with the brand in Lincolnshire.  This acquisition will no doubt enable his business go from strength to strength with Kia continuing to establish themselves as a strong and respected brand.  I wish Drayton every success”

Tim Griffin, shareholder and Managing Director said “ After nearly 50 years working in our family business that my father-in-law founded in 1949, I feel overdue for retirement! and I wish Robin Wilson and his family every success in taking the business forward. ”

Robin Wilson, Owner and Managing Director of Drayton Motors said “We’re very pleased and excited to welcome the Victor Wood team into the award winning Drayton Motors family and look forward to building on the success of this long established Kia dealership in Grantham. I would like to wish Tim a long and happy retirement.”

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