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McLarty Automotive buys Machens organisation stores in Missouri





Jamie LaReau

Automotive News
October 29, 2015 – 3:00 pm ET
UPDATED: 10/29/15 5:27 pm ET – adds details

McLarty Automotive Group has acquired all though dual stores owned and operated by Joe Machens Dealerships of Missouri.

The Machens organisation operates 10 rooftops offered 16 brands, mostly in a Columbia, Mo., area, according to a spokeswoman.

Under terms of a deal, a Machens dealerships will continue to work underneath a Joe Machens code name, according to a matter expelled by Gary Drewing, boss of Joe Machens Dealerships, and a Drewing family.

The understanding is a latest in a call of dealership acquisitions as rising U.S. new-vehicle sales and dealership values prompt owners to sell.

The Drewings possess Joe Machens Dealerships, that ranks No. 82 on a Automotive News list of a tip 150 U.S.-based dealership groups. The association had 11,412 new-vehicle sell sales in 2014.

“It’s a good classification that has extensive longevity with a lot of employees who’ve been there 20 to 30 years,” Mark McLarty, authority of McLarty Automotive Group in Little Rock, Ark., pronounced in an talk with Automotive News.

Mark McLarty declined to plead sum of a understanding though pronounced Machens employees will keep their jobs and that he wants a “continuity” of culture.

“Our family’s been in a business given a 1920s, and we’re committed to that form of family store and continuity,” McLarty said.

The Drewing family will continue to possess and work Joe Machens BMW and Joe Machens Mercedes-Benz. The stores’ names will change to BMW of Columbia and Mercedes-Benz of Columbia.

McLarty Automotive has 3 general holdings. It operates Yanjun Auto Group, a 16-dealership organisation in China; Caltabiano McLarty Group, a 20-dealership organisation in Brazil; and GDV Imports Mexico, a Jaguar and Land Rover car distributor in Mexico.

The McLarty organisation entered Brazil in 2000, China in 2006 and Mexico in 2010.

McLarty Automotive is led by attention veterans that embody CEO Charles Oglesby, a onetime CEO of Asbury Automotive Group in Duluth, Ga.

The company’s government also includes Paul Hart, a former CFO of Asbury and stream CFO of RLJ-McLarty-Landers Automotive Group, and Michael Holland, a CFO of McLarty Automotive Group and former CFO of Mark McLarty’s Brazilian dealerships.

“We are gay that a 46-year-old Joe Machens heritage, as good as a joining to well-developed patron service, will continue underneath a proven care of McLarty Automotive Group,” Gary Drewing pronounced in a statement. “And that a valued employees will sojourn core to a organisation within a dealerships.”

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