Crossroads Truck & Bus

Crossroads Truck & Bus is the Volvo commercial truck and bus dealership for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The business was the subject of an MBO in August 2005 funded by HSBC. Park Place conducted due diligence for the bank and established a close working relationship with the management team.

Since the MBO the business has performed strongly enabling it to consider expansion opportunities. Park Place has assisted Crossroads in their strategic planning and evaluation of acquisition opportunities.

In 2010 Crossroads acquired Hartshorne Motor Services, the Midlands based Volvo truck dealership, establishing itself as one of the largest independent commercial truck dealerships in the UK. Park Place supported Crossroads by providing an acquisition advisory service which included lead advice on the transaction structure and funding, as well as providing financial due diligence for Crossroads and its bankers. Park Place continue to provide strategic advice as retained advisor.

In 2014 Park Place advised the company on a restructuring that enabled the retirement of two of the MBO shareholders and provided the company with a framework to implement management succession plans. The transaction was funded through a combination of the company’s own resources and new group debt facilities.

In 2018 Park Place advised on the continued evolution of Crossroads’ management team and shareholder base with another restructuring which has enabled one of the two remaining MBO shareholders to realise their investment. The transaction was funded through the company’s own resources.

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