Grafton Group acquires Direct Builders' Merchants

Published:  02 September, 2014

Grafton Group plc has completed the acquisition of Direct Builders' Merchants Ltd, a Kent-based general merchanting business.

Direct Builders' Merchants has branches in Sittingbourne, Whitstable and Ashford, in Kent, and reported revenue of £4.8 million in the financial year to 31 December, 2013.

Grafton, a builders' merchanting and DIY Group with operations in the UK, Ireland and Belgium, said the bolt-on acquisition will improve the Group's coverage of the merchanting market in Kent and the South East of England.

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