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Monday 04 December, 2017


CMA investigation into Brandon Hire acquisition

RNS Number : 2195Y
04 December 2017

Press Release

4 December 2017






Vp plc


('Vp' or the 'Group')


CMA investigation into the acquisition of Brandon Hire


Vp plc, the equipment rental specialist, announces that on 1 December 2017 the Group was notified that the Competition & Markets Authority (the 'CMA') is investigating the completed acquisition by Vp of Brandon Hire Group Holdings Limited (the 'Acquisition'), as announced by the Group on 8 November 2017. 


Prior to completion of the Acquisition, Vp conducted a detailed due diligence exercise, including assessing potential competition considerations and it will fully assist the CMA with its enquiry.  The Group will provide further updates to the market as and when appropriate.


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For further information:

Vp plc


Jeremy Pilkington, Chairman

Tel: +44 (0) 1423 533 400

Neil Stothard, Chief Executive

Allison Bainbridge, Group Finance Director




Media enquiries:




Henry Harrison-Topham / Jamie Hooper / Maddie Seacombe

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

[email protected]


Notes to Editors


Vp plc is a specialist rental business providing products and services to a diverse range of markets including infrastructure, construction, housebuilding and oil and gas, both in the UK and overseas.


The Group comprises a UK and an International division:





Excavation support systems and specialist products for the water, civil engineering and construction industries primarily in the UK, but also in the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe.


Hire Station

Tools and specialist products for industry, construction and home owners.


Torrent Trackside

Infrastructure equipment and services for the railway renewals and maintenance industry.



Portable roadway access solutions to the transmission, outdoor events, construction and utility sectors in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe.


UK Forks

Rough terrain material handling equipment for the housebuilding, general construction and industrial markets.




Airpac Bukom Oilfield Services

Equipment and service providers to the international oil and gas exploration and development markets.


TR Group

Specialist rental of test & measurement, communications and audio visual equipment in Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia.


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