Imperial Holdings SA, which owns the commercial vehicle dealer group Imperial Commercials and East Anglian- based Mercedes CV dealer Orwell Truck & Van, has purchased S&B Commercials from its previous owner, the Holmes family, for an undisclosed fee.

S&B Commercials is a Mercedes CV dealer with outlets across north London, Hertfordshire and Essex, in Welham Green, Hatfield, Stansted and West Thurrock.

Dan Holmes, the company’s current managing director, will continue to head up the business, and the 275 employees will remain in their positions.

Imperial Holdings’ UK portfolio also encompasses four Mercedes-specific CV sites in East Anglia trading under the Orwell banner, and 28 Imperial Commercials dealerships covering the LCV brands VW Commercial Vehicles, Nissan, Isuzu, Ford and Fiat Professional as well as Mercedes-Benz.

Imperial Holdings’ UK boss Ian Oakes said: “S&B Commercials is a well-respected, longstanding Mercedes CV dealer partner that has been carefully built by the Holmes family into a business with a strong regional reputation.”