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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ireland Acquires Dooley Car Rentals

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ireland Acquires Dooley Car Rentals

Deal increases fleet in Ireland and inbound business from North America

DUBLIN 3 April, 2017 – Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ireland has bolstered its fleet of vehicles and increased its inbound business from North America with the acquisition of Dooley Car Rentals, the car rental division of the Dan Dooley Group. The agreement brings together two family owned companies, each of which has a rich heritage of operating in Ireland and delivering service excellence to customers.

Under the arrangement, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ireland has bought the car rental business of the Dan Dooley Group. This includes a fleet of more than 1,400 vehicles and a book of business that contains a number of international customers and contracts.

George O’Connor, Managing Director, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ireland, said: "I’ve always admired the Dooley brand, which, like Enterprise, has a culture that’s built upon excellent customer service. Both companies are family owned, entrepreneurial and customer centric. We are both proud of our history in Ireland. Dooley Car Rentals has been serving customers for more than 50 years, while Enterprise, which began in the United States 60 years ago, celebrates its 20th anniversary in Ireland this year."

Pat Dooley, CEO, Dooley Group, said: “We have made significant investment in the Dooley Car Rental business and brand, and the sale of the business to Enterprise Rent-A-Car will ensure that the investment continues in the future so as to grow the business. Enterprise’s ability to invest in growing the new business will also present opportunities for Dooley employees within a global corporation.”

The Operations Director / General Manager of Dooley Car Rentals, Gerry McDermott, will continue to lead the Dooley Car Rentals business independently, which has around 50 employees. Pat Dooley will remain in an advisory role.

The other divisions within the Dan Dooley Group, including its Ford dealerships in Tipperary and County Limerick, are not affected by this agreement.

The completion of the acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, means that Dooley Car Rentals is now part of the world’s largest car rental company, Enterprise Holdings Inc., which together with its subsidiaries and independent franchisees, operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands in more than 85 countries globally.

About Enterprise Rent-A-Car

In Ireland, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is a specialist in the provision of replacement vehicles and courtesy cars, which are relied upon in the event of a breakdown or vehicle incident.

 

St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, the largest car rental service provider in the world, operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand through its regional subsidiaries. Enterprise started in Ireland in 1997 and has rapidly expanded. With 25 locations across Ireland and over 200 employees, Enterprise’s commitment to service and value, such as its weekend special promotions, business and commercial offerings continue to see the business grow.

 

For more information please visit: https://www.enterprise.ie/en/home.html

 

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand is owned by Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental company as measured by fleet and revenue. Enterprise Holdings’ integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises operates an extensive network that consists of more than 9,600 fully staffed airport and neighbourhood locations, as well as a worldwide fleet of nearly 1.9 million vehicles. Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate, Enterprise Fleet Management, together accounted for more than $20.9 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2016. Enterprise Holdings currently is ranked as one of America's Largest Private Companies. Furthermore, if it were publicly traded, Enterprise Holdings would rank on Fortune's list of the 500 largest American public companies. In addition, Enterprise Holdings not only accounts for the largest airport market share in the U.S., but its domestic rental fleet also is one of the newest in the industry. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Truck Rental, Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise, Zimride by Enterprise and Enterprise Flex-E-Rent.

In Ireland, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is a specialist in the provision of replacement vehicles and courtesy cars, which are relied upon in the event of a breakdown or vehicle incident.

 

St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, the largest car rental service provider in the world, operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand through its regional subsidiaries. Enterprise started in Ireland in 1997 and has rapidly expanded. With 25 locations across Ireland and over 200 employees, Enterprise’s commitment to service and value, such as its weekend special promotions, business and commercial offerings continue to see the business grow.

 

For more information please visit: https://www.enterprise.ie/en/home.html

 

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand is owned by Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental company as measured by fleet and revenue. Enterprise Holdings’ integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises operates an extensive network that consists of more than 9,600 fully staffed airport and neighbourhood locations, as well as a worldwide fleet of nearly 1.9 million vehicles. Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate, Enterprise Fleet Management, together accounted for more than $20.9 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2016. Enterprise Holdings currently is ranked as one of America's Largest Private Companies. Furthermore, if it were publicly traded, Enterprise Holdings would rank on Fortune's list of the 500 largest American public companies. In addition, Enterprise Holdings not only accounts for the largest airport market share in the U.S., but its domestic rental fleet also is one of the newest in the industry. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Truck Rental, Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise, Zimride by Enterprise and Enterprise Flex-E-Rent.

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