Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Maidstone-based EPIC by GRS Fleet Graphics, part of the Tosca Capital Group.
EPIC was established in 2003 and in that time has helped more than 200 companies and local authorities to brand their fleet with vehicle graphics. The founders of EPIC, Kevin and Lynda Murton, will remain actively involved in the business during the transitional phase.
GRS Fleet Graphics, headquartered in Southampton, specialises in leasing fleet graphics and was established in 1991. It is part of the Tosca Capital group, a flexible investor which delivers creative solutions for businesses at various stages of their lifecycle.
The acquisition will continue EPIC’s growth trajectory by providing greater operational capacity, excellent customer service and nationwide coverage through pooled resources.
EPIC’s Managing Director, Kevin Murton, commented: “EPIC Media Group is a client-focused business with its people and clients at the centre of everything it does. I am excited that the acquisition by GRS Fleet Graphics will build on our values and that the pooled resources will help deliver a stronger and more efficient business. I am proud of what EPIC has achieved and I look forward to helping bring the companies together.”
GRS Fleet Graphics’ Managing Director, Martin Tyrrell, commented: “EPIC Media Group is an ideal acquisition for GRS Fleet Graphics. We are complementary in many ways and both strengthen each other. Ultimately, this will provide our clients with an enhanced level of operational capacity whilst maintaining our high service levels.”
Tosca Capital Group’s founder and CEO, Hadrien Salin, commented: “We are delighted that Kevin and Lynda Murton have chosen GRS Fleet Graphics and Tosca Capital as their long-term business successors for EPIC Media Group. We share core values and business ethos with an unrelenting focus on delivering for our valued clients. EPIC joins GRS Fleet Graphics with a distinguished history and we are excited to support it as it continues to enhance its already enviable reputation within the market.”
Europe: Michael Lawrie at +44 (0) 161 359 4400 / Lawrie@BenchmarkIntl.com
Americas: Sam Smoot at +1 (813) 898 2350 / Smoot@BenchmarkIntl.com
Africa: Anthony McCardle at +27 21 300 2055 / McCardle@BenchmarkIntl.com
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