Crystal Hartwell
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  • mWEBB Communications, Inc.
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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
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Nov 19
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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May 27
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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
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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
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‘AAA Inspected’ Expands Consumer and Dealership Access to Quality Used Vehicles through New AAA Club Alliance and SureSale Partnership

March 9, 2020 - Auto dealers now have access to a program that enables them to brand used vehicle inventory as ‘AAA Inspected.’  The program is the result of a partnership between SureSale and AAA Club Alliance, the third largest AAA auto club in the national AAA federation.  The program is scheduled to launch initially in Kansas and Oklahoma.‘AAA Inspected’ is powered by…See More
Mar 9
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Fields Automotive Group in Sale of Florida Dealerships; Transaction Marks 13th Kerrigan-led Dealership Sale in the last 12 months

Fields Volvo and Fields Volkswagen of Daytona Beach acquired by Gunther Motor Company Irvine, CA, February 28, 2020 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised Fields Automotive Group of Chicago, Illinois on the recent sale of Fields Volvo Cars and Fields Volkswagen of Daytona Beach to Gunther Motor Company of Delray, Florida. The transaction marks the 88th and 89th dealership sale that Kerrigan Advisors has represented since 2015,…See More
Feb 28
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents RPM Luxury Sales, Inc. in Sale of 2 Lexus Dealerships; Marks 6th & 7th Lexus Dealership Kerrigan Advisors has Sold since 2015

 Lexus of Sacramento and Lexus of Roseville, the only Lexus dealerships in the greater Sacramento metro area, acquired by Lithia Motors Irvine, CA, February 19, 2020 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised the owner on the recent sale of Lexus of Sacramento and Lexus of Roseville (RPM Luxury Sales, Inc.) to Lithia Motors. RPM Luxury Sales, Inc. is comprised of the only two Lexus dealerships in the Sacramento MSA.  The sale…See More
Feb 19
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Crystal Hartwell's Blog

Dealers Signal Optimism for Future Franchise Values and Buy/Sell Activity

Posted on November 23, 2020 at 8:03am 0 Comments

 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…

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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Lyle Pearson Auto Group in Sale of Boise Luxury Dealerships

Posted on November 19, 2020 at 8:03am 0 Comments

 

Sale of Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter, Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo and Acura dealerships  highlights strong buyer demand in the mountain states; marks 111th Kerrigan-led dealership sale since 2015

 

Irvine, CA, November 19, 2020 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised Lyle Pearson Auto Group of Boise, Idaho on its recent sale of five…

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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Sterling Motorcars in Sale to Lithia Motors

Posted on November 18, 2020 at 9:14am 0 Comments

Lithia Motors acquires Sterling Motorcars luxury brand dealerships, including BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Lamborghini and McLaren in the Washington DC market; marks 5th multi-dealership sale for Kerrigan Advisors in 2020

 

Incline Village, NV. November 18, 2020 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised Northern Virginia-based Sterling Motorcars on its sale of…

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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Resnick Auto Group in Sale of Toyota Dealership

Posted on November 12, 2020 at 9:08am 0 Comments

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…

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