BCA and Cinch owner buys up Rockingham Motor Speedway

  • Constellation Group buys Rockingham for around £80m
  • The BCA, Cinch and WeBuyAnyCar owner plans to turn site into used car prep and storage facility
  • Around 500 new jobs to be created

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BCA and Cinch owner Constellation Automotive Group is reportedly buying disused racing circuit Rockingham.

The company, which also owns, is acquiring Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire for around £80m.

According to The Times, Constellation will transform the site to prepare and store used cars.

More than 100,000 used cars will be prepared for sale and there’ll be space to store more than 50,000 vehicles.

The new development is expected to create around 500 new jobs.

The acquisition comes just weeks after the company raised over £1bn in private capital to pump into its Cinch operation.

The capital was stumped up from a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), GIC, Neuberger Berman client funds and funds advised by Soros Fund Management LLC.

The capital has been raised to help Cinch expand across Europe.

Earlier this year, Cinch also agreed to become the headline sponsor of the Lawn Tennis Association’s Queen’s Club Championships, and Tottenham Hotspur’s official sleeve partner in a multi-year deal.

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