In 1997, CVC Funds completed the acquisition of the Dutton Forshaw Group, a leading motor distribution and retail company, holding franchises for 12 manufacturers at 34 outlets around the UK.
Dutton Forshaw serves as a large dealer group offering new and used vehicles from major manufacturers. The company offers to source dealers by franchise or location.
The company was established in 1961 and is today based in Bicester, the United Kingdom. It has branches in Ashford, Battersea, Bexleyheath, Blackpool, Braintree, Canterbury, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Clacton, Colchester, Maidstone, Morden, Newport, Preston, S.W. Ferrers, Tonbridge, and Witham.
Since October 2007, Dutton Forshaw Motor Company, Ltd. is a subsidiary of Lookers Plc.