Company name: Dixon Motors Plc
CEO: Paul Dixon
Where based: Throne, Doncaster, UK
Description of business: Auto and motorcycle retail and repair.
Where shares are traded: London
Biggest brands: Nissan, Citroen, Rover, Peugeot
Largest shareholder: Trefic Ltd
1999 Revenues: £660 million
Why valuation is up? Growth in acquisitions, improved vehicle preparation & distribution facilities, new Internet business.
Company name: Lex Service Plc
CEO: Andrew Harrison
Where based: UK
Description of business: Automotive road services, car leasing, commercial vehicle sales, Hyundai UK distributor
Biggest brands: DAF, LDV, Mann, RAC
Largest shareholder: Chase Nominees Ltd.
1999 Revenues: £1.29 billion
Why valuation is up? Acquired RAC Motoring Services, sold dealerships