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Shortly after the Asda deal was announced,the Blackburn-based Issa brothers were both made CBEs.

EG Group, owned by billionaire brothers Zuber and Mohsin Issa, is buying a 285-strong chain of German petrol station forecourts in a €485m (440m) deal.

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EG said the new outlets in Southern Germany, which it is buying from OMV Deutschland, would expand its presence in that country.

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Earlier this year, questions were raised about the companys finances after EG Groups auditor, Deloitte, suddenly quit in October and was replaced by KPMG.

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The move will extend the companys 6,000-strong petrol station empire across the UK and Europe.

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The Asda dealis being examined by competition authoritiesand is also subject to approval by regulators

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