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The companies made several acquisitions.
1980 Hawley Leisure acquired Cherry Leisure, amusement machine operator 
1980 Provincial acquired 20 percent of Pritchard Services, an industrial cleaning and contracting group.
1981 Hawley Leisure, sports good retailer and amusement machine supplier, acquired Provincial (previously Provincial Laundries) forming a new company Hawley Group
By 1983 the Hawley Group had a disparate range of interests including subsidiaries:
as well as investments in
1986 Hawley owned 49 percent of Henlys, a Canadian group which owned the motor dealers of the same name; Henlys owned 43 percent of Cope Allman and Co; Hawleys acquired the other 57 percent of shares in Cope Allman with the intention of combining the ownership
1987 Hawley acquired British Car Auctions
1987 Hawley acquired ADT Inc of USA, the world's largest burglar and fire alarm services group