Crystal Hartwell
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  • mWEBB Communications, Inc.
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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
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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
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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
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Oct 20
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Jul 13
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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
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Jun 22
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Starts Strong in 2022, Outpacing First Quarter 2021: Dealership Confidence Remains High Despite Looming Economic Headwinds

Blue sky values rise driven by record first quarter dealership profits; growth in fixed operations expected to counteract potentially softening consumer demand, bolstering dealership confidence and profits; continued buy/sell market and valuation strength expected in 2022, especially for Lexus and Toyota, according to the First Quarter 2022 Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors Incline Village, NV – June 20, 2022– The auto dealership buy/sell market is off to a powerful start in the first…See More
Jun 20
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Fuccillo Automotive Group in Sale of Fuccillo Kia of Clermont

Orlando-area dealership sold to Morgan Automotive Group, marking the 155th Kerrigan-led dealership sale since 2015Incline Village, NV – June 8, 2022 – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented Fuccillo Automotive Group in the sale of Fuccillo Kia of Clermont to Florida’s Morgan Automotive Group, one of the fastest growing and largest private dealership groups in Florida. With the transaction, Kerrigan Advisors has now sold six…See More
Jun 8
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Transactions Soar in 2021 with Record Dealership Valuations, Revenue, and Profits, Accelerating Industry Consolidation

Unprecedented 383 transactions completed in 2021, representing 830 franchises, nearly three times the pre-pandemic average, according to The Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors, which predicts blue sky values will continue to hit new records in 2022 as earnings skyrocket in the first quarter, super-charging industry consolidation Incline Village, NV – April 4, 2022– The auto dealership buy/sell market set new records again in 2021 as the continuing, and transformative, impact of the pandemic…See More
Apr 4
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Mar 10
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Earnhardt Auto Centers in Sale of Las Vegas Dealerships

Earnhardt Buick GMC and Earnhardt Mazda of Las Vegas sold to Utah-based Jerry Seiner Dealerships marking the 151st dealership sale led by Kerrigan Advisors since 2015 Incline Village, NV – March 3, 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 Earnhardt Buick GMC and Earnhardt Mazda in Las Vegas to Utah-based Jerry Seiner Dealerships.  Earnhardt Auto Centers is one…See More
Mar 3

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Auto Dealers (Cautiously) Optimistic About Profits and Valuations in 2023

Posted on November 7, 2022 at 8:32am 0 Comments

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…

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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Spartan Auto Group, Criscuolo Family in Sale of Four Michigan Toyota and Lexus Dealerships

Posted on November 1, 2022 at 8:39am 0 Comments

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 2015

Incline 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…

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Dealers Report Dramatic Increase in Identity Fraud: Most Lack Effective Protection

Posted on October 25, 2022 at 6:13am 0 Comments

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 –…

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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Baxter Automotive Group in Sale of Four Nebraska Dealerships

Posted on October 20, 2022 at 8:21am 0 Comments

Transaction marks the 166th transaction led by Kerrigan Advisors since 2015, and their 6th multi-dealership sale in 2022

 

Incline Village, NV – October 20, 2022– – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented Baxter Automotive Group in its sale of four Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealerships (CDJR): Baxter of Omaha, Baxter of Papillion, Baxter of Bellevue, Baxter of Lincoln. The…

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