Crystal Hartwell
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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
Crystal Hartwell posted a blog post

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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SpringboardAuto Expands to 22 States as Dealer and Consumer Demand Shape the Car Buying & Selling Experience

Led by Jim Landy, one of the industry’s leading authorities on auto finance, SpringboardAuto’s proprietary technology is now available in 22 statesIrvine, CA – September 26, 2017 – SpringboardAuto, a digital retail company that is revolutionizing the automotive fintech space, today announced it has expanded operations to 22 states and to over 70% of the U.S. population – a growth rate driven by dealers’ desire to further improve…See More
Sep 26, 2017
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Sep 19, 2017
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Gubagoo Adds Auto Parts Search Capability to its Communication Platform

Chat operators can quickly search and push vehicle part information to consumers over live chat or SMSLas Vegas, NV– September 17, 2017 – Gubagoo, the leading provider of dealer communications solutions, today unveiled Parts Directory, a new and instant way to provide auto parts information to consumers, expanding the power of its best-in-class communication platform to better serve auto dealerships. Through Gubagoo’s seamless integration…See More
Sep 17, 2017

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100,000 Digital License Plates from Reviver Auto to Hit Roads in 2018

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 1:11pm 0 Comments

 

Galpin Ford first to sell RPlate in California; RConnect cloud platform launches, makes registration renewals and personalization easy to implement

 

Detroit, MI – January 16, 2018Reviver 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…

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Reviver Auto Closes $11.1 Million Finance Round to Expand Footprint of World’s First Digital License Plate

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 1:14pm 0 Comments

 

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, 2018Reviver 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…

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Consumer Perception of Dealerships Improves Significantly when Financing is Completed Online

Posted on January 9, 2018 at 9:47am 0 Comments

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 –…

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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

Posted on November 28, 2017 at 9:30am 0 Comments

 

 

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…

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Used Car Buying Tips

Posted by Reid Zaritsky on January 22, 2018 at 7:58am 0 Comments

You finally have your driver’s license, and now the day has come to buy your first car. As a teenager, however, you’re probably not in a position to walk into the dealership and drive out with a brand-new car.

 

Odds are, you’re…

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Making the Most of 2018’s Automotive Predictions

Posted by Derek White on January 18, 2018 at 5:37pm 0 Comments

2018 is underway and with the New Year comes a lot of…

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