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Two British forecourt operators get green light to operate under one brand

Motor Fuel Group (MFG) and MRH get approval by UK authorities to act as one company.



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The decision published yesterday by the Competition and Markets Authority into the MFG/ MRH merger inquiry means that MFG is now free to combine the MFG and MRH organisations and conduct business as one company.

William Bannister, MFG’s chief executive officer said: “This decision gives us the ‘green light’ to combine the two businesses and operate as one company under the MFG name.”

Fifty-two MRH stations will be managed independently from the rest of the business during the ‘Hold Separate’ process and 15 of these stations together with 23 MFG stations will be sold in a timely manner to comply with the CMA’s requirements.

“Now as one business, we have the opportunity to develop our winning forecourt formula and achieve our long-stated objective to be the UK’s most dynamic and profitable independent forecourt operator,” said Bannister.

MFG is now the largest independent forecourt operator in the UK. It has over 900 stations operating under the BP, Shell, Esso, Texaco, JET and Murco fuel brands.

The decision published yesterday by the Competition and Markets Authority into the MFG/ MRH merger inquiry means that MFG is now free to combine the MFG and MRH organisations and conduct business as one company.

William Bannister, MFG’s chief executive officer said: “This decision gives us the ‘green light’ to combine the two businesses and operate as one company under the MFG name.”

Fifty-two MRH stations will be managed independently from the rest of the business during the ‘Hold Separate’ process and 15 of these stations together with 23 MFG stations will be sold in a timely manner to comply with the CMA’s requirements.

“Now as one business, we have the opportunity to develop our winning forecourt formula and achieve our long-stated objective to be the UK’s most dynamic and profitable independent forecourt operator,” said Bannister.

MFG is now the largest independent forecourt operator in the UK. It has over 900 stations operating under the BP, Shell, Esso, Texaco, JET and Murco fuel brands.

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