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Lookers is to relocate its Colchester-based Land Rover car dealership and 51 staff to a 10,500 sq m site on Axial Way by the end of the year, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.

Lookers has acquired the Manchester-based Claybank Skoda car dealership with 34 staff for undisclosed terms.

Lookers has acquired Addison Motors, the Newcastle-based firm with 30 Benfield car dealerships and 1,600 staff, for £87m.

Lookers has acquired the Amersham Jaguar car dealership from Jardine Motors Group for undisclosed terms.

Lookers has announced a £55m investment in its chain of car dealerships, including £15m at Vauxhall, Kia, Seat and Skoda sites in Greater Manchester.

Lookers is to invest £5m in the expansion of its Lomond Audi car dealerships in Ayr, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling this year, with the creation of 60 jobs.

Lookers has sold a Jaguar and Land Rover car dealership in Barnet to Cambria Automobiles for £10m.

Lookers has acquired Colborne, the Surrey-based chain of car dealerships, for £34m.

Lookers has acquired the Volkswagen Van Centre in Glasgow from the administrators of Verve for undisclosed terms, saving up to 36 jobs.

Lookers has acquired Chipperfield, the Land Rover car dealership in Hertfordshire, for £10m.

Lookers has acquired Shields Automotive, the Glasgow-based Land Rover car dealership, for £8.8m.

Lookers is to relocate its Mercedes car dealership in Crawley to a new site in early 2013.

Lookers has acquired Lomond Motors, the chain of Audi car dealerships in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Ayr, for £15m.

Lookers has acquired Fleet Financial, the Belfast-based fleet management company with 24 staff, for undisclosed terms, in order to expand its Charles Hurst business.

Lookers is seeking acquisitions to expand its Manchester-based chain of 119 car dealerships, and will also develop its parts division and move further into the prestige vehicles sector.

Lookers is reported to have shortlisted three sites in south Manchester for a new 20,000 sq ft headquarters for its car dealership network.

Lookers, the chain of 71 car dealerships, is in negotiations to be acquired by the Trefick consortium for about £300m.

Lookers has acquired Get Motoring UK, the Buckinghamshire-based vehicle leasing firm trading as Vehicle Rental Services.

Lookers has sold three Honda dealerships in Liverpool, Southport and Warrington to Clare James Automotive for undisclosed terms.

Lookers is to acquire Bramall & Jones VW, the Lincolnshire-based chain of two Volkswagen car dealerships and a contract hire business, for £2m.

Lookers is to acquire Dutton Forshaw, the chain of 31 car dealerships, from Lloyds TSB for £60m, taking its total network to about 140 outlets.

Lookers has won approval to sell Ford cars and commercial vehicles, having bought some Sheffield-based assets of Dixon Motors out of administration.

Lookers has acquired two Kia car dealerships in Macclesfield and Stockport.

Lookers has acquired a further ten car dealerships in the South East from HR Owen for up to £25m, including Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler Jeep, Lexus and Land Rover sites.

Lookers is to acquire six car dealerships from HR Owen, including Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo sites in Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, for about £3.4m.

Lookers has acquired APEC, the Bristol-based automotive braking parts distributor with 50 staff, for £9.2m.

Lookers is to acquire Volvo car dealerships in Glasgow and Hamilton from John Martin Group, and will relocate them to its existing Premier Automotive Group sites in Glasgow and Motherwell next year.

Lookers has acquired PLP Motors, the operator of Vauxhall and Chevrolet car dealerships in Warrington and Widnes, for £3.2m.

Lookers has acquired IS Cars, the used car dealer in Burton-upon-Trent, for £12m.

Lookers has acquired Bristol Trade Centre, the four-acre used car supermarket in Bristol, for £8.5m.

Lookers has acquired Darlington Volkswagen from Mill Garages for £0.8m, in order to complement its existing VW dealership on Teesside.

Lookers has acquired a Saab dealership in Chester for £0.9m and a Volkswagen dealership in Northallerton for £0.6m.

Lookers has acquired FPS Distribution, the wholesale distributor of vehicle parts to the automotive aftermarket, for £31m.

Lookers is to open a £4.5m Vauxhall car dealership at the Star City centre in Birmingham in May.

Lookers has acquired the Lexus Hadleigh car dealership in Essex from E&H Hadleigh for £2m.

Lookers has acquired JN Holdings, the operator of Taggarts Jaguar and Land Rover franchises in Glasgow and Motherwell.

Lookers has acquired three Renault dealerships and a car rental business from Jackson & Edwards, in order to expand its operations in south Manchester and central Cheshire.

Lookers is to invest £6m refurbishing its recently-acquired Vauxhall garages in the Birmingham area, and a new site is expected to serve central Birmingham.

Lookers has acquired Elt Brothers, the Birmingham-based Vauxhall car dealership for £0.9m.

Lookers has acquired 452 (Birmingham) from Vauxhall Motor and the Rystar Aston and Selly Oak Vauxhall outlets from Ryland Group for a total £2m.

Lookers is selling its SMAC Continental Mercedes-Benz dealership in Southend for about £5m.

Lookers has announced plans to invest £20m in new car showrooms in Oldham, Chester and Liverpool with the creation of 200 jobs.

Lookers is planning to relocate its Vauxhall car dealership in Chester to a new site on Sealand Road in November.

Lookers is to set up a £4.5m car dealership in Stretford with the creation of 40 jobs, and it will include franchises for Suzuki, Seat and Mazda.

Lookers is buying Charles Hurst, the Northern Ireland motor distributor with franchises for Rover, Renault and Nissan.