Crystal Hartwell
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  • mWEBB Communications, Inc.
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The Kerrigan Index™ Broke Records for Auto Stock Valuations in 2020

  After a volatile start to 2020, The Kerrigan Index out-performed the S&P and rose to all-time highs; all seven component companies hit record market capitalizations in 2020   INCLINE VILLAGE, NV – January 13, 2021 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm and thought leader to auto dealers in the U.S., has released The Kerrigan Index™ for December 2020/Year in Review. Comprised of the seven publicly-traded auto retailers, the report demonstrates how a resilient auto retail…See More
Jan 13
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SCE Federal Credit Union Partners with CULA to Offer Vehicle Leasing

 Southern California Credit Union expands leasing opportunities in the region San Diego, CA – December 16, 2020 – Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA), the leader in indirect vehicle leasing for credit unions for over 30 years, has joined forces with SCE Federal Credit Union to offer SCE FCU members access to vehicle leasing.  SCE Federal Credit Union, which was founded in 1952, currently serves more than 60,000 members in Southern…See More
Dec 16, 2020
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Continued to Soar in Q3, with Record Valuations

2020 is on track to surpass 2015’s record transaction levels; mega dealer transactions on the rise, dealership earnings spike blue sky values, Toyota is most valuable non-luxury franchise, according to Third Quarter 2020 Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors Irvine, CA – December 14, 2020 – After rebounding dramatically in the second quarter of 2020, the auto dealership buy/sell market continued to soar in Q3, putting it on track to surpass 2015’s record transaction numbers, according to the…See More
Dec 14, 2020
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Sean Peoples Joins SureSale as Vice President of Sales

Veteran of CarGurus, Edmunds, LotLinx and Chrome brings record of sales and product innovation success to SureSale’s mission of helping dealerships sell more used vehicles, faster Los Angeles, CA – December 9th, 2020 – SureSale, the universal standard for pre-owned vehicle quality, today announced that automotive sales and product innovator, Sean Peoples, has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Peoples, who held leadership roles at CarGurus, Edmunds, Lotlinx and Chrome, is charged…See More
Dec 9, 2020
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Dealers Signal Optimism for Future Franchise Values and Buy/Sell Activity

 Newly-released Kerrigan Dealer Survey shows that 33% expect an increase in their dealership valuation; 47% anticipate increase in buy/sell activity; Subaru and Toyota top valuation expectations Incline Village, Nevada, November 23, 2020 – Automobile dealers are more optimistic about the valuation of their dealerships this year than last year, according to the newly-released, second annual Kerrigan Dealer Survey.  The survey was fielded by Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to…See More
Nov 23, 2020
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Nov 19, 2020
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Resnick Auto Group in Sale of Toyota Dealership

Sale of Midtown Toyota in Chicago marks the 22nd Kerrigan Advisors-led transaction in Chicago since 2018 Incline Village, Nevada, November 12, 2020 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised Illinois-based Resnick Auto Group on its recent sale of Midtown Toyota in Chicago to Michigan-based Victory Automotive Group. The transaction is the 11th Toyota franchise sale Kerrigan Advisors has represented, the 22nd dealership sale in…See More
Nov 12, 2020
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Keyes Automotive Group in Sale to Lithia Motors

Lithia Motors acquires nine Keyes Automotive Group dealerships in one of the industry’s largest transactions; 7th 'Top 150' Dealership Group sale for Kerrigan Advisors Irvine, CA, November 10, 2020 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised Los Angeles-based Keyes Automotive Group on its recent sale of nine dealerships to Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD).  Keyes Automotive Group is owned by Howard Keyes and Howard Tenenbaum. The…See More
Nov 10, 2020
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Continental Motors of Naperville in Sale of Dealerships

Sale of Continental Acura, Continental Audi and Continental Mazda dealerships highlights the strength of the buy/sell market, marks 93rd Kerrigan Advisors-led dealership sale since 2015 Irvine, CA, October 26, 2020 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised Continental Motors of Naperville on its recent sale of Continental Acura, Continental Audi, and Continental Mazda. Continental Audi and Mazda were sold to Chicago,…See More
Oct 26, 2020
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SureSale Taps Auto Innovator Michael Rose as Vice President Product Development

Veteran of TrueCar, eBay Motors, Google, Autobytel/AutoWeb charged with further innovating and expanding SureSale’s platform for quality used vehicles Los Angeles, CA – September 30, 2020 – SureSale, the award-winning platform for quality used vehicles, today announced that veteran automotive product innovator, Michael Rose, will join the company as Vice President of Product Development. Michael joins the company’s growing team as it focuses on expanding SureSale’s platform to help auto…See More
Sep 30, 2020
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Transactions Rebound in Q2 2020, with Record Valuations

High dealership earnings drive buy/sell market to boomerang back in Q2, with first half of 2020 surpassing 2019, according to The Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors; very active buy/sell market predicted for second half of 2020 Irvine, CA –Sept 14, 2020 – The auto dealership buy/sell market rebounded dramatically in the second quarter of 2020, driving the first half of 2020 to surpass the first half of 2019, in spite of declines in Q1 2020, according to the just-released Second Quarter 2020…See More
Sep 14, 2020
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SiriusXM® Subscription Now Included with Purchase of SureSale Vehicles

Agreement between leading vehicle certification company and leading audio entertainment company adds additional value and incentive to customers of independent and franchised dealers who offer SureSale vehicles Los Angeles, CA – August 10, 2020 – SureSale, the award-winning, gold standard for quality used vehicles, today announced that it has teamed up with SiriusXM to offer a complimentary 3-month subscription* to SiriusXM’s top-tier All Access package included with the purchase of SureSale…See More
Aug 10, 2020
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Declines 9% in First Quarter 2020, as COVID-19 Brings Activity to a Standstill After a Strong Start

According to The Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors, the pandemic’s impact on the first and second quarter will not result in dramatic changes to blue sky values, with a buy/sell rebound projected in the second halfIrvine, CA – June 8, 2020 – The 2020 auto dealership buy/sell market declined in the first quarter, falling 9.3% off 2019’s transactions pace as the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on auto retail, according to the just-released First Quarter 2020 Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan…See More
Jun 8, 2020
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May 27, 2020
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Kerrigan Advisors Offers Financial Restructuring & Turnaround Services to Auto Dealers

Team leverages turnaround experience gained during Great Recession to help dealerships survive in wake of COVID-19   Irvine, CA –April 27, 2020– Kerrigan Advisors, in the wake of the global economic shock caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19), has added confidential financial restructuring and turnaround services for auto dealerships to its consulting practice.  The Kerrigan Advisors team’s deep experience helping…See More
Apr 27, 2020
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The Kerrigan Index Drops to 2012 Levels as Auto Retailers Underperform in Wake of COVID-19

Crisis triggers a 47.9% decline from 52-week high in December; Kerrigan Advisors release additional insights into automotive retail ramifications Irvine, CA – March 26, 2020 – Kerrigan Advisors, in the wake of the global economic shock caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), has released The Kerrigan Index™ as of March 31, 2020, which is comprised of the seven publicly-traded auto retailers. When taken in context with Kerrigan Advisors just-released 2019 Blue Sky Report®, the updated…See More
Apr 1, 2020

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The Kerrigan Index™ Broke Records for Auto Stock Valuations in 2020

Posted on January 13, 2021 at 10:58am 0 Comments

 

 After a volatile start to 2020, The Kerrigan Index out-performed the S&P and rose to all-time highs; all seven component companies hit record market capitalizations in 2020  

 

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV – January 13, 2021 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm and thought leader to auto dealers in the U.S., has released The Kerrigan Index for December 2020/Year in Review. Comprised of the seven…

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SCE Federal Credit Union Partners with CULA to Offer Vehicle Leasing

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 10:55am 0 Comments

 Southern California Credit Union expands leasing opportunities in the region

 

San Diego, CADecember 16, 2020Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA), the leader in indirect vehicle leasing for credit unions for over 30 years, has joined forces with SCE Federal Credit Union to offer SCE FCU members access to vehicle leasing. 

 

SCE Federal Credit Union, which was…

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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Continued to Soar in Q3, with Record Valuations

Posted on December 14, 2020 at 11:36am 0 Comments

2020 is on track to surpass 2015s record transaction levels; mega dealer transactions on the rise, dealership earnings spike blue sky values, Toyota is most valuable non-luxury franchise, according to Third Quarter 2020 Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors

 

Irvine, CA – December 14, 2020 – After rebounding dramatically in the second quarter of 2020, the auto…

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Sean Peoples Joins SureSale as Vice President of Sales

Posted on December 9, 2020 at 12:12pm 0 Comments

Veteran of CarGurus, Edmunds, LotLinx and Chrome brings record of sales and product innovation success to SureSale’s mission of helping dealerships sell more used vehicles, faster

 

Los Angeles, CA – December 9th, 2020 – SureSale, the universal standard for pre-owned vehicle quality, today announced that automotive sales and product innovator, Sean Peoples, has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Peoples, who held…

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