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Clifford Chance advises Motor Fuel Group on its £1.2 billion acquisition of MRH, U.K.’s largest petrol station and convenience retail operator

9 March 2018

Clifford Chance advises Motor Fuel Group on its £1.2 billion acquisition of MRH, U.K.’s largest petrol station and convenience retail operator

International law firm Clifford Chance has advised Clayton, Dubilier & Rice-Backed Motor Fuel Group (MFG) on its acquisition of MRH, the U.K.’s largest petrol station and convenience retail operator. The transaction will create the U.K.’s largest operator by number of sites and second largest by fuel volume. The deal will allow MFG and MRH to operate more than 900 sites in total.

MFG is owned by funds managed by long standing Clifford Chance client Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. The transaction is valued at approximately £1.2 billion.

Private Equity Partner Simon Tinkler led the team advising MFG with support from  Associates Annie Lewis and Ed Freeman. Competition partner Nelson Jung and Real Estate Partner Catherine Cook also advised on the deal, in addition to a team led by Finance Partner David Robson advising the lending banks.