Deal helps Applegreen clear British motorway barriers

Deal helps Applegreen clear British motorway barriers
Joe Barrett, chief operating officer, and Bob Etchingham, chief executive, ApplegreenPicture: Jason Clarke

Company says higher debt level is justified in return for ‘jewel in the crown’ motorway service area assets

Forecourt operator Applegreen took a giant step up in scale last week, announcing plans to take majority control of Welcome Break, one of Britain’s biggest operators of motorway service areas (MSAs).

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