BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI-UnitedAuto Group Inc. has acquired a 75% interest in a German auto dealership that operates six franchises in Hamburg and Bremen, in the northern part of Germany. Bloomfield Hills-based UnitedAuto acquired an interest in Tamsen GmbH, which operates Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Lamborghini franchises in Germany.

For 2004, the Tamsen franchises have projected revenue of about $85 million. The remaining 25% interest in Tamsen will continue to be held by Heiner Tamsen, and he will manage the business with UnitedAuto Group.

“The realization of our strategic plans demands a strong partner. I am proud and enthusiastic to team up with UnitedAuto Group–one of the world leaders in car retailing,” Heiner Tamsen says.

UnitedAuto, a Fortune 500 company, is the second-largest publicly traded automotive retailer in the US as measured by total revenue. UnitedAuto operates 138 automotive franchises in the US and 94 internationally, primarily in the United Kingdom.

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