Uni-Select completes acquisition of The Parts Alliance

Published:  08 August, 2017

The sale of The Parts Alliance to its new Canadian owner Uni-Select Inc. has been completed. Its new owner paid £205m to buy the group.

“We could not be more pleased to be adding The Parts Alliance to the Uni-Select family,” said Henry Buckley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Select. “This is an exciting new growth pillar for Uni-Select in the large and fragmented UK marketplace. The Parts Alliance is the UK’s second largest automotive aftermarket parts distributor with 161 locations and growing plus affiliated members, all serving local and national customers across the UK. We welcome all our new team members, customers and suppliers. The cultural fit is exceptional and the growth prospects are significant.”

Peter Sephton, president and chief executive officer of The Parts Alliance commented: “The Parts Alliance is very thrilled to now be part of Uni-Select. All of my colleagues in our organization, our suppliers, members and all other stakeholders see the opportunity for long term financial growth and stability, as well as personal growth as we join a team of like-minded individuals.”

Peter Sephton has also joined Uni Select’s executive team as president and chief executive officer of the European Automotive Group.

With the addition of The Parts Alliance, Uni-Select now has 6,000 staff, spread across a network of 16 distribution centres and over 430 corporate stores located in North America, United Kingdom and Ireland.


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