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Grafton bolts on Kent chain

1 Sep 14 Grafton Group has acquired Kent-based Direct Builders Merchants Ltd.

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Direct Builders Merchants (DBM) is a general merchanting business trading from three branches in Sittingbourne, Whitstable and Ashford in Kent. It had revenues of £4.8m in 2013.

Grafton did not disclose what it paid but said the bolt-on acquisition would improve its coverage of the merchanting market in the southeast of England.

Grafton is an Irish company that also owns Plumbase, Buildbase, Selco, among other chains and outlets.

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