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|04 November, 2018

AW Rostamani acquires majority stake in UK car retailer

Three senior executives of AW Rostamani have joined the board of the company

AW Rostamani acquires majority stake in UK car retailer

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: AW Rostamani has acquired a majority stake in Brayleys, the leading London and South East England car retailer, for an undisclosed sum. With annual revenues in excess of $2 billion and a heritage of over 50 years, this marks the AW Rostamani’s first investment in the UK’s motor retail sector.

Three senior executives of AW Rostamani have joined the board of the company, with its founder and managing director Paul Brayley continuing to oversee the business with his current management team. AW Rostamani will play a crucial role in lending its expertise and vision to chart a robust growth for Brayleys. The expansion to the UK, through the majority investment in Brayleys, is part of the organisation’s goal to strengthen its global footprint through strategic acquisitions.

Khalid Al Rostamani, Chairman of AW Rostamani, said: “The acquisition of a majority stake in Brayleys is underlined by our strategy to expand and build our business in the UK, a key automotive market. We have been assessing various options for investments and identified Brayleys as a perfect fit to our vision. We will continue to explore new opportunities to help enhance our presence in the UK and focus on leveraging significant growth opportunities with Brayleys.”

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AW Rostamani operates in a number of industry sectors across the United Arab Emirates. Its flagship subsidiary, AWR Arabian Automobiles, is the exclusive distributor for Nissan, INFINITI and Renault in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, totalling 21 showrooms and 16 service centres. With a focus on customer service excellence, the leading player in the GCC region’s automotive sector has several exclusive industry dealerships and partnerships.

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About AW Rostamani Group:

Founded in 1954 by Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani, the AW Rostamani Group was established in Dubai with the vision of enriching customers’ life experiences by introducing innovative products, services and solutions into the market. Today, AW Rostamani Group is one of the Middle East’s leading and reputable organisations, with a strong presence in the UAE where it distributes prominent brands, and India. It employs more than 3,800 employees with a turnover of $2 billion across diverse industries, including automotive —  Arabian Automobiles Company, one of its subsidiaries, is the sole distributor of Nissan, INFINITI, and Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates — real estate, interior fit out, lighting solutions, retail, and IT.

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