Crystal Hartwell
  • Garden Grove, CA
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  • mWEBB Communications, Inc.
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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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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Hitchcock Automotive in Toyota Dealerships Sale

Northridge Toyota and Toyota of Santa Barbara sold to Van Tuyl Companies, Puente Hills Toyota sold to Kaminsky Automotive – marking 149th dealership sale led by Kerrigan Advisors Incline Village, NV –February 8, 2022 – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented Hitchcock Automotive in its sale of three…See More
Feb 8
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CULA Originates 50,000 Leases for $2 Billion in 2021

Indirect vehicle leasing leader contributes to credit unions’ increasing share of leasing market, achieves single-year record for lease originations through credit union partners, and enjoys exponential growth in dealer partnerships San Diego, CA – January 26, 2022 – Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA) achieved $2 billion in lease originations in 2021, a single year…See More
Jan 26
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700Credit and eLEND Solutions Partner to Help Auto Dealerships Prevent Identity/Financial Fraud

ID Drive, the industry’s most advanced data capture and driver license authentication solution, protects auto dealers, helps identify qualified buyers FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. & FOOTHILL RANCH, CA – January 18th, 2022700 Credit, LLC, the automotive industry’s leading provider of credit reports, compliance solutions, and soft pull products, and eLEND Solutions, an automotive FinTech company, today announced an alliance that integrates eLEND’s ID Drive, the industry’s most advanced data…See More
Jan 18
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market on Track for Another Record Year

Kerrigan Advisors projects over 350 completed transactions for 2021; historic market velocity driven by high valuations and unprecedented capital access resulting from record revenue and profitability Incline Village, NV – December 16, 2021 – The auto dealership buy/sell market is on track for another record year as it continued its momentous pace in the third quarter according to the just-released Third Quarter 2021 Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors, the industry authority on dealership…See More
Dec 16, 2021
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Continental Honda of Countryside in Dealership Sale

Sale of third highest volume Honda dealership in Illinois to Gerald Auto Group   Incline Village, NV –December 8, 2021 – Kerrigan Advisors represented Continental Motors in its sale of Continental Honda of Countryside, Illinois to Chicago-based Gerald Auto Group. This sale marks the third transaction for Continental Motors that Kerrigan Advisors has represented since 2019 and the 143rd dealership sale led by the Kerrigan Advisors team since 2015. Kerrigan Advisors, which focuses exclusively on…See More
Dec 8, 2021
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Stevinson Automotive in Sale of the Largest Private Dealership Group in Denver

Sale of eight dealerships to Asbury Automotive Group marks the largest dealership group transaction in Denver’s history Incline Village, NV – December 7, 2021 – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented Stevinson Automotive, the largest privately-owned dealership group based in Denver, Colorado, in the sale of its eight dealerships to Asbury Automotive Group. The transaction includes Porsche Littleton, Lexus of Frederick, Lexus…See More
Dec 7, 2021
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AutoBuy Expands National Footprint to Georgia

Virtual, safe and efficient vehicle appraisal and selling now available to Georgia consumers through 12 new virtual, and four bricks and mortar, locations; extends AutoBuy’s capacity to deliver fresh vehicle inventory to auto dealers West Palm Beach, FL – November 30, 2021 - AutoBuy, the auto remarketing disrupter that makes it easy and safe for consumers to sell their vehicles virtually, today announced that it is further growing its national footprint…See More
Nov 30, 2021
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Auto Dealers Expect Valuations and Profits to Increase in 2022

Positive momentum in auto retail and buy/sell market will continue in 2022, according to the recently-released 2021 Kerrigan Dealer Survey: 61% of dealerships expect an increase in their valuation, 79% expect profits to rise and 77% expect to acquire more dealerships over next 12 months Incline Village, Nevada, November 29, 2021 – Auto dealers’ optimism about the valuation of their dealerships has doubled year-over-year, according to the newly-released, 2021 Kerrigan Dealer Survey, with the…See More
Nov 29, 2021
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84% of Auto Dealers Continue Digital Retailing Capabilities Post-Pandemic, but Fall Short of End-to-End Process

A new eLEND Solutions report reveals that auto dealers are offering digital retailing a warm, but partial, embrace: nearly half have advanced their DR ‘end point’ since COVID lockdowns, but 64% end digital path-to-purchase before F&IIrvine, Calif., – November 16, 2021 – A new report from automotive fintech innovator eLEND Solutions reveals that Digital Retailing (DR)…See More
Nov 16, 2021
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Nov 11, 2021
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AutoBuy, the Automotive Remarketing Disruptor, Marks Triple Digit Growth

AutoBuy’s innovative remarketing model and efficient, virtual appraisal process for consumers results in steady stream of fresh inventory for auto dealers, driving record growth: 180% sales growth, $2 billion in inventory appraised to date, and expansion into four more states  West Palm Beach, FL – November 1, 2021 - AutoBuy is delivering fresh, high-quality used vehicle inventory to dealers at a record pace, resulting in triple digit sales growth…See More
Nov 1, 2021
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Record Profits, Cash Flow and Demand Drove Historic Valuations and Transactions in Q2 Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market

Auto dealership buy/sell market on path to most active year in history – 320 transactions June 2020 to June 2021 – as limited inventory and more efficient practices send dealership profits soaring 164%; historic access to capital fuels demand, and blue sky valuations tick up more than 40% from pre-COVID levels. Incline Village, NV - September 20, 2021 – The auto dealership buy/sell market has hit yet another historic high, with 320 transactions completed in the 12-month period since the economy…See More
Sep 20, 2021
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CULA Expansion Continues: Launches in Utah with University Federal Credit Union Leasing Program

UFCU partners with CULA to become the only Utah-based credit union to offer the affordability and flexibility of vehicle leasing to membersSAN DIEGO, AND SALT LAKE CITY - SEPTEMBER 14, 2021Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA) and Utah’s University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) today announced that they are partnering to bring the affordability and flexibility of credit union vehicle leasing to Utah, with their first leases having closed in August. This partnership makes University Federal…See More
Sep 14, 2021

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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Transactions Soar in 2021 with Record Dealership Valuations, Revenue, and Profits, Accelerating Industry Consolidation

Posted on April 4, 2022 at 8:05am 0 Comments

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…

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FrogBI Enterprise Analytics Toolkit Launches: Unlimited Data Intelligence for Dealers

Posted on March 10, 2022 at 11:21am 0 Comments

Innovative enterprise analytics toolkit from izmocars’ FrogData, aggregates data from ALL dealership sources, with intelligent data augmentation to help dealers work smarter and more efficiently

 

Las Vegas, Nevada – March 10, 2022 – izmocars announced today, at the 2022 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show, the launch of FrogBI Enterprise Analytics Toolkit, an innovative AI-powered tool that aggregates data…

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Customer Gateway Launches: Helps Bridge Digital Retail’s Online to In-store Gap

Posted on March 10, 2022 at 10:09am 0 Comments

eLEND Solutions’ new platform is designed to accelerate transactions, remove online-to-in-store information disconnects and enable customers to do more remotely.

 

Las Vegas, Nevada– March 10, 2022 eLEND Solutions, an automotive FinTech company focused on accelerating ‘transactional’ digital buying experiences, today announced at The NADA Show 2022, the launch of Customer Gateway, a certified, secure…

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Industry’s First 3D Virtual Showroom Experience for Dealer Websites Launches

Posted on March 9, 2022 at 11:56am 0 Comments

izmoEmporio’s full CGI car personalization platform engages car shoppers, increases dealership website conversion and can lower auto dealers’ cost of customer acquisition

 

Las Vegas, Nevada – March 9th, 2022 – izmocars today announced the launch of izmoEmporio, the world’s first, and only, 3D virtual showroom experience for auto dealer websites, at the 2022 National Automobile Dealers Association…

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