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Pendragon PLC is the second largest motor retailer in the United Kingdom. It operates the Evans Halshaw, Stratstone, brands of Quickco, Car Store used car supermarkets in United Kingdom, and dealerships in the United States. The company is based at Annesley, Nottingham.

1989 Acquired the vehicle division of Williams Holdings which operated nineteen car dealerships, when it was demerged.

1992 Acquired Stratstone

1999 February. Acquired the whole shared capital of Evans Halshaw

2005 December Bought Reg Vardy

2006 April. Failed in attempt to acquire Lookers

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