Crystal Hartwell
  • Garden Grove, CA
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  • mWEBB Communications, Inc.
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Stays Hot with Yet Another Record in 2022: Earnings Climb as Dealers Plan for More Acquisitions

According to Third Quarter 2022 Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors, dealership buy/sells increase 25% YoY as auto retailers overcome economic headwinds to achieve a 205% increase in earnings compared to pre-pandemic averages; dealers focus on expansion through acquisition with almost 50% planning to add one or more store, but low stock prices dampen public auto retailers buy/sells Incline Village, NV – December 20th 2022 – Despite significant economic uncertainty, the auto dealership…See More
Dec 20, 2022
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Earnhardt Auto Centers in Sale of Two Arizona Dealerships

Earnhardt Volkswagen and Rodeo Kia in the Phoenix metro area sold to Ken Garff Automotive Group; marks 177th dealership sale led by Kerrigan Advisors since 2015, and the 5th dealership sold by Kerrigan Advisors in Arizona since 2020, making the firm the most active in the state Incline Village, NV – December 14, 2022 – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented Phoenix, Arizona-based Earnhardt Auto Centers in its sale of…See More
Dec 15, 2022
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Lasher Auto Group in Sale of Five Elk Grove Dealerships

Sale of five Sacramento dealerships to Canadian-Based Knight Automotive Group marks the 175th dealership transaction led by Kerrigan Advisors since 2015 Incline Village, NV – December 8, 2022 –– Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented Lasher Auto Group in its sale of five dealerships: Elk Grove Acura, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram (CDJR), Subaru, and Volkswagen to Knight Automotive Group. The Lasher Auto Group dealerships…See More
Dec 8, 2022
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Auto Dealers (Cautiously) Optimistic About Profits and Valuations in 2023

A positive outlook by the majority of dealers is tempered by a rising minority who think valuations and profits will decline, according to the recently released 2022 Kerrigan Dealer Survey. Incline Village, NV – November 7, 2022 – Auto dealers’ optimism about the valuation of their dealerships remains strong headed into 2023, according to the newly-released 2022 Kerrigan Dealer Survey, with a majority expecting record…See More
Nov 7, 2022
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Spartan Auto Group, Criscuolo Family in Sale of Four Michigan Toyota and Lexus Dealerships

Sale of two Toyota and two Lexus dealerships marks the 170th transaction led by Kerrigan Advisors, the leading advisor to Toyota and Lexus dealers nationwide since 2015Incline Village, NV – November 1, 2022 –– Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented Spartan Auto Group and the Criscuolo family in its sale of Toyota and Lexus dealerships in Central and Southeastern Michigan: Spartan Toyota in Lansing, Wolverine Toyota in Dundee,…See More
Nov 1, 2022
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Dealers Report Dramatic Increase in Identity Fraud: Most Lack Effective Protection

Identity fraud has increased at 84% of dealerships, with 60% losing three or more vehicles in the last year; dealers blame increasing digitization of deal, but only one-third report adequate fraud protections, according to new eLEND Solutions survey of auto dealerships Foothill Ranch, Calif., October 25, 2022 – Identity fraud has increased dramatically in auto…See More
Oct 25, 2022
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Oct 20, 2022
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Hits Another Record in First Half of 2022: Valuations Climb with Profits, Liquidity Drives Demand

  Despite negative economic headlines and a volatile stock market, auto retailers continued their expansion through acquisition, with buy/sells increasing 16% YOY, despite spending pullbacks by public retailers, according to the Second Quarter 2022 Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors; as dealer balance sheets flush with cash fueled demand, more private buyers entered…See More
Aug 31, 2022
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FrogData Launches Data-Driven Decision Making for Everyday Business Operations

FrogData announced its new Decision Analytics Platform (FDAP) at the Gartner® Data & Analytics Summit 2022; it brings the power of an integrated and fully-managed decision analytics platform to operational managers at large and small organizationsOrlando, FL – August 22nd, 2022 – FrogData today announced, at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit, the launch of FrogData Decision Analytics Platform (FDAP), an affordable, new data-to-decisions analytics platform designed for use across large…See More
Aug 22, 2022
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izmocars Launches izmoauto, a Multilingual Customizable Digital Retail Platform

izmoauto helps dealers market their brand directly with a customized multi-language website, expanding their reach into the fast-growing Hispanic marketSan Francisco, CA – August 17, 2022 – izmocars today announced the launch of the izmoauto digital Retail Platform, designed to help auto dealers meet and engage today’s customers who are increasingly doing more of their car shopping/purchasing digitally. The new multilingual platform, powered by izmocars’ world class studio-produced, interactive…See More
Aug 17, 2022
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CULA and Affinity Federal Credit Union Partner to Offer Leasing Program

CULA expands its footprint in one of the top leasing markets with the largest credit union headquartered in New Jersey to offer comprehensive car leasing solutions San Diego, CA, and Basking Ridge, NJ – August 2, 2022 – Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA) announced today that it has partnered with Affinity Federal Credit Union (“Affinity”), one of the nation’s largest credit unions, to bring the affordability and flexibility of leasing to Affinity’s New Jersey members and local dealerships,…See More
Aug 2, 2022
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Jul 13, 2022
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Enterprise Analytics Grow Dealership Group’s Used Vehicle Profits 54%

 New case study illustrates how a Virginia dealership group leveraged historical and aggregated data reports from FrogData to optimize used vehicle acquisition strategy, increasing franchise trade-in profits by nearly 70% San Francisco, CA – July 6, 2022 – A new auto dealership case study…See More
Jul 6, 2022
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Jun 22, 2022

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DealMaker Launches: Hybrid, Pre-desking Solution for Digital Retailing

Posted on January 26, 2023 at 8:07am 0 Comments

eLEND Solutions adds ‘real deal’ digital finance solution to its suite of digital credit and identification solutions to eliminate frictions and profit leaks in the vehicle purchase process

                             

Dallas, Texas – January 26th, 2023 – eLEND Solutions…

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IDentify Launches: Sophisticated Fraud Solution for a Sophisticated Problem

Posted on January 25, 2023 at 8:08am 0 Comments

 

New auto dealership solution from eLEND Solutions combats epidemic of identity fraud that is impacting nearly 80% of dealerships

 

Dallas, Texas – January 25th, 2023 – eLEND Solutions announced today, at NADA 2023, the launch of IDentify, a layered,…

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Monthly Payment Trumps Vehicle Sales Price for Consumers, but Majority of Online Payment Calculators Get It Wrong

Posted on January 24, 2023 at 8:57am 0 Comments

 

One in four deals reworked because dealership online calculators inaccurately quote payment terms, impacting F&I sales penetration & transaction times, according to eLEND Solutions survey, as dealers report sales pullback driven by economic uncertainties

 

Foothill Ranch, Calif. –…

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CULA Sets New Record in 2022 with $2.7 Billion in Vehicle Leases

Posted on January 24, 2023 at 8:08am 0 Comments

 

Leader in indirect vehicle leasing for credit unions tops previous single-year record for originations as number of dealers participating increases

 

San Diego, CA – January 24, 2023 – Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA) set a new record in 2022 for lease originations with $2.7 billion in…

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