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AutoBuy’s Unique Remarketing Model Continues to Gain Traction, Growing by Double and Triple Digits Year over Year

 AutoBuy doubles pipeline of fresh diverse inventory for auto dealers; appraised inventory grows to over $1.5 Billion WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 20, 2018 --  AutoBuy the disruptive car-buying company focused on delivering fresh, high-quality used vehicle inventory to dealers, is seeing its unique auto remarketing model continue to gain traction. The company, which appraised over half a billion dollars in inventory in…See More
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Majority of Visitors to Auto Dealership Websites Are Brand New Prospects, According to New Study from PERQ

Conventional wisdom is that dealer websites are used primarily by existing customers – not true: 74% of websites visitors are new to dealership; new PERQ insights also reveal how consumer preferences such as test drives, drivetrain and interior space impact decisions  Indianapolis, IN –March 13, 2018 - New data from thousands of consumer profiles studied by PERQ, experts in online consumer engagement and behavior, offers further evidence that the majority of visitors to dealership websites are…See More
Mar 13
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eLEND Solutions Builds Out Sales Team with Auto Lending Sales Leaders

Automotive lending sales veterans Joe Peterson joins as Chief Sales Officer and Flory Hunsaker as Regional Sales Director; both bring decades of sales success to eLEND as it introduces next-gen finance platform to dealerships across the US Foothill Ranch, CA – March 7, 2018 – eLEND Solutions™, specialists in online and in-store finance and ‘deal-making’ solutions for auto dealers, today announced they are building out their sales team with two proven auto finance sales leaders. Joe Peterson has…See More
Mar 7
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Stephanie Thompson Joins PERQ as Vice President of Client Success

Thompson will put nearly 15 years in sales and client success experience to work building a world-class customer experience for all PERQ clients Indianapolis, IN – March 6, 2018 - PERQ, experts in online consumer engagement and behavior, today announced that Stephanie Thompson has joined the company as Vice President of Client Success. Thompson will lead a broad initiative to refine and expand client onboarding, data reporting and lifecycle processes across all the verticals PERQ sells to…See More
Mar 6
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SpringboardAuto Expands Corporate Headquarters to Accommodate Growth

Innovative automotive fintech company moves to new 12,000 sq. ft. offices in Irvine’s Discovery Business Center; employee base set to double in 2018 as number of funded loans triples year over yearIRVINE, CALIF. - FEBRUARY 22, 2018​​​​​​​ - SpringboardAuto, an auto fintech company revolutionizing the car financing and buying experience, has moved its corporate headquarters to Irvine’s Discovery Business Center…See More
Feb 22
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100,000 Digital License Plates from Reviver Auto to Hit Roads in 2018

 Galpin Ford first to sell RPlate in California; RConnect cloud platform launches, makes registration renewals and personalization easy to implement Detroit, MI – January 16, 2018 – Reviver Auto, creator of the world’s first digital license plate, today announced that 100,000 RPlate Pros will hit roads in 2018 and Galpin Ford, the number one Ford dealer in the world, is among the first to sell the RPlate to consumers in California. The RPlate Pro, the…See More
Jan 16
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Reviver Auto Closes $11.1 Million Finance Round to Expand Footprint of World’s First Digital License Plate

 Finance round led by Australian-based ACK Group; former Emotient CEO, Ken Denman, and former R.L. Polk CEO, Stephen Polk, join Board of Directors Foster City, CA – January 10, 2018 – Reviver Auto, creator of the RPlate™, the world’s first digital license plate, has closed an $11.1 million funding round led by Australian-based ACK Group, with participation from WRV and a number of strategic individual investors. The rapidly growing company, which…See More
Jan 10
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Consumer Perception of Dealerships Improves Significantly when Financing is Completed Online

New data from SpringboardAuto reveals that consumer likelihood to provide the dealer a 5-star rating increases by 133% and the percentage stating they would return to the dealer for future service visits nearly doubles when financing is completed online; 86% surveyed prefer to finance online before going to dealership Irvine, CA –January 9, 2018 – Consumers want to finance their vehicle online and doing so significantly improves their overall car buying experience and perception of the…See More
Jan 9
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Dealership Transaction Values at Record Levels as Sellers Continue to Flock to Market, according to The Blue Sky Report® released by Kerrigan Advisors

  Buy/Sell market remains highly active as concerns about disruptive technology drive dealers to sell; over 200 transactions projected to close in 2017 Irvine, CA –November 28, 2017 – The auto dealership Buy/Sell market is poised for its most active year ever, with over 200 transaction closings projected for 2017, according to The Blue Sky Report® for Q3 2017 released by Kerrigan Advisors. Factors driving market activity, says…See More
Nov 28, 2017
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Dealership Transaction Values at Record Levels as Sellers Continue to Flock to Market, according to The Blue Sky Report® released by Kerrigan Advisors

  Buy/Sell market remains highly active as concerns about disruptive technology drive dealers to sell; over 200 transactions projected to close in 2017 Irvine, CA –November 28, 2017 – The auto dealership Buy/Sell market is poised for its most active year ever, with over 200 transaction closings projected for 2017, according to The Blue Sky Report® for Q3 2017 released by Kerrigan Advisors. Factors driving market activity, says…See More
Nov 28, 2017
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Dealership Websites That Engage vs. “Trap’ Can Double Closing Rates

New research from PERQ tracks the behavior of thousands of consumers on dealership websites, revealing that consumers are more likely to purchase if offered a guided online experience, versus one that simply seeks to ‘capture’ a lead – all of which results in an increase in conversion and gross profit Indianapolis, IN – November 14, 2017 – New research on active online car shoppers offers compelling evidence that dealers should focus on engaging and guiding consumers, rather than seeking to…See More
Nov 14, 2017
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Puente Hills Chevrolet in Sale to Pendragon PLC

Family owned and operated since World War II, Puente Hills Chevrolet changes hands with the retirement of co-owners Tom Hoffman and Gary Campbell; Pendragon’s first US acquisition since the early 2000s. Irvine, CA, October 31, 2017 – Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised Tom Hoffman and Gary Campbell, co-owners of Puente Hills Chevrolet, in their recent sale to Pendragon PLC. The dealership has been in the Hoffman family since…See More
Oct 31, 2017
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New Report: Auto Dealers Consider Themselves Progressive/Willing to Adopt Digital Retailing, But Actual Digital Adoption Lags

eLEND Solutions Digital Retailing Survey reveals disconnects between what dealers say and what they do regarding digital retailing.  And there is confusion about what digital retailing actually is: majority define it as posting inventory online.Foothill Ranch, CA –October 25, 2017 – A new auto dealership survey from eLEND Solutions offers a good news/bad news scenario for the future of digital retailing: dealers overwhelmingly say they are progressive and willing to adopt more digital retailing…See More
Oct 25, 2017
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Oct 3, 2017

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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Grossinger Auto Group in Sale to AutoCanada

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 1:57pm 0 Comments

Longest running dealership group in Illinois completes sale of 15 franchise dealerships, marking fifth Top 100 Dealership Group transaction completed by Kerrigan Advisors.

AutoCanada enters US market with acquisition, which is largest acquisition of US dealerships by an international buyer in the history of auto retail.    

 

 

Irvine, CA, March 22, 2018 – Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side…

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Car Buyer Happiness with Online Loans Increases Happiness with Dealership Experience, according to New Case Study

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 1:17pm 0 Comments

Real world reports from auto dealerships in SpringboardAuto study show how online financing helps to improve customer satisfaction, and increase the likelihood of continued patronage

Irvine, CA –March 22nd, 2018 – SpringboardAuto today released a case study that aligns recent survey findings around the emerging consumer demand for online auto loans with real…

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AutoBuy’s Unique Remarketing Model Continues to Gain Traction, Growing by Double and Triple Digits Year over Year

Posted on March 20, 2018 at 11:11am 0 Comments

 

AutoBuy doubles pipeline of fresh diverse inventory for auto dealers; appraised inventory grows to over $1.5 Billion…

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Reviver Auto Expands Distribution of Digital License ‘RPlates’ in California; Adds Pendragon North America as Dealer Partner

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 10:33am 0 Comments

RPlate Pro transforms stamped metal license plates into a connected car platform that automates DMV renewals and adds new levels of personalization

 

Foster City, CA – March 19, 2018Reviver Auto, creator of the RPlate, the world’s first digital license plate, today announced it has partnered with Pendragon North America (PNAA) to sell the RPlate Pro to consumers in California. PNAA owns and operates…

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