Birketts Motor Team advises Stephen James Group on sale to Hedin Mobility Group
1 November 2023
The specialist Motor Team at UK Top 50 Law Firm Birketts, has advised on the sale of the Stephen James Group to Hedin Mobility Group.
Stephen James Group, established in 1973, is a BMW and Mini retailer, selling in excess of 6,000 new and used cars annually, with dealerships in Bromley, Enfield, Ruxley, Woolwich and Blackheath.
Buyers, Hedin Mobility Group, is a family-owned company that owns and manages businesses with operations in the automotive industry. Following the acquisition, Hedin Mobility Group will operate as Stephen James Automotive (BMW and MINI) and Hedin Automotive London (Mercedes and smart), with a total footprint of 14 sales points and 9 workshops.
The Birketts team was led by Partner Alexandra Nelson (Corporate) and Senior Associate Emma Bysouth (Corporate) and were supported by Ed Savory (Corporate), Macauley Alsford (Corporate), Lucy Easey (Corporate), Harry Close (Corporate), Karl Pocock (Corporate Tax), Robbie Watson (Corporate Tax), Stacy Aspden (Commercial Property) and Rebecca Hughes (Employment).
Following the transaction, Richard Ennis, Group Managing Director of Stephen James, has been appointed CEO of Hedin UK. Richard said: “The close partnership we formed with Birketts was exceptional from start to finish. The expertise and genuine care that Alexandra, Emma and their Birketts team offered was second to none. The whole experience was a real pleasure.”
Alexandra Nelson, Partner in the Birketts’ Corporate Team said: “It’s been a privilege working on this transaction, and it was a pleasure to have worked alongside Richard Ennis, Peter Williams and the wider Stephen James team to successfully complete the sale to Hedin Mobility Group. We’d like to wish those at Stephen James Group and Hedin Mobility Group all of the best for the future.”