Pinsent Masons advises DCC on the acquisition of oil distribution assets from Total in Britain, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

27 Sep 2011 | 04:46 pm |

International Law firm Pinsent Masons has advised DCC plc on the conditional acquisition from Rontec Investments LLP of oil distribution assets currently owned by Total for approximately £59 million.

Total Butler is a transport, commercial and home heating oil distribution business. DCC will acquire 40 Total depots and the right to supply fuel to 300 retail service stations across the UK. The acquired business employs 550 staff, has a fleet of 200 transporters and sold 1.5 billion litres of fuel in 2010.  The deal is part of a larger acquisition by Rontec of Total oil distribution assets, due to be completed by the end of the year.

The Pinsent Masons team advising on the deal was led by Corporate Partner, Andrew Kerr, assisted by Legal Directors, Catherine Hemsworth and Ian Mckie.

Tommy Breen, Chief Executive of DCC, said: "This acquisition represents a further significant step forward in DCC's growth strategy in oil distribution in Britain. It will considerably extend DCC Energy's presence in England and Wales and will also enhance our ability to serve customers throughout the market."

Commenting on the deal Andrew Kerr said: "This was an extremely complex transaction delivered effectively by the Pinsent Mason team working closely with the DCC team.  We are delighted to have assisted DCC in this significant deal."

Latest press releases

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons launches paralegal focused trainee programme partnership with LexisNexis

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has launched a paralegal Solicitor Qualifying Examination (SQE) career pathway initiative with LexisNexis as it seeks to broaden access to the legal profession.

Pinsent Masons advises Ocean Winds on exclusive offshore wind joint venture with Bord na Móna

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised leading global offshore wind energy developer Ocean Winds on a partnership with Ireland’s climate solutions company Bord na Móna to develop projects that will generate up to 2.3GW of clean and renewable electricity to power up to 2.1million homes by 2030.

Pinsent Masons wins three awards at the British Legal Awards 2022

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons won M&A Team of the Year (medium deal), TMT Team of the Year and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2022.

People who viewed this press release also viewed

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons advises Halma plc on the acquisition of WEETECH Holding GmbH

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Halma plc on the acquisition of WEETECH Holding GmbH - the holding company of WEETECH GmbH and its subsidiaries based in Wertheim, Germany.

Pinsent Masons advises AIB on landmark corporate purchase power agreement in Ireland

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised AIB on a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement with NTR plc to buy energy from two new solar farms which will provide 80% of AIB’s energy requirements.

Pinsent Masons advises Cathexis on acquisition of Jones Engineering

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Cathexis Holdings, LP on the acquisition of Jones Engineering Holdings International Limited.

For all media enquiries, including arranging an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact the press office on

+44 (0)20 7418 8199 or 

Location contacts

We are processing your request. \n Thank you for your patience. An unknown error occurred, please input and try again.