Crystal Hartwell
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Sets Another Record in Q1 2021, as Dealership Earnings, Revenue, Blue Sky Values, and Market Caps Hit Unprecedented Highs

A perfect, and unique, combination of market factors - record auto sales and grosses, soaring valuations, waning pandemic crisis and potential new tax laws - fueled acquisition activity to 66 completed transactions in Q1, and an unprecedented 300 completed over the past 12 month period, according to the First Quarter 2021 Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors Incline Village, NV - June 21, 2021 – The auto dealership buy/sell market once again set records in 2021, a result of a unique confluence…See More
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CULA Partners with Metro Credit Union to Offer Vehicle Leasing in New Hampshire

 CULA caps record-setting start to year by powering vehicle leasing for Metro Credit Union, the only credit union to offer the benefits of vehicle leasing in New Hampshire San Diego, CA and Chelsea, MA–June 17, 2021 – Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA) has further expanded its vehicle leasing footprint through its partnership with Metro Credit Union, which launched vehicle leasing in New Hampshire this month.  Metro Credit Union first started working with CULA at the height of the pandemic…See More
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eLEND Solutions and Orbee Partner to Convert More Auto Dealership Shoppers into Buyers

Innovative re-targeting technology keeps more car shoppers moving down the purchase funnel IRVINE, CA - June 8, 2021 - eLEND Solutions™ and Orbee are partnering to help transform auto dealership websites into powerful deal generators, by moving more online shoppers down the purchase funnel through intelligent re-engagement technologies. eLEND Solutions is an automotive FinTech company focused on providing a simplified vehicle purchase process for the retail automotive industry and Orbee is a…See More
Jun 8
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CULA Expands Into Texas, Powers InTouch Credit Union Leasing Program

InTouch Credit Union follows success of vehicle leasing program in Michigan with new Texas offering San Diego, CA – April 20, 2021 – Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA) now offers vehicle leasing services in Texas through its partnership with InTouch Credit Union (ITCU). ITCU began offering leasing in its home state of Texas in the first quarter of 2021, closing their first leases in the state in March. CULA helped InTouch successfully…See More
Apr 20
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Sets Record for Transactions with Dealer Earnings and Blue Sky Values Hitting New Heights in 2020, Particularly in Business Friendly States with High Population Growth

The 2020 Annual Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors reveals a red-hot market, with blue sky values up 20% and over 100 transactions in the fourth quarter alone; Toyota’s blue sky multiples increase Incline Village, NV, - March 22, 2021–The auto dealership buy/sell market set new records in 2020, despite starting the year with pandemic closures and lockdowns, and swept past 2015’s previous high-water mark, redefining the value of the auto retail market, according to the 2020 Q4 and Full Year…See More
Mar 22
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Alliant Credit Union Expands Vehicle Leasing Program, Powered by CULA

Alliant opens up vehicle leasing to members in PennsylvaniaSAN DIEGO - March 11, 2021 - Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA), the leader in indirect vehicle leasing for credit unions for over 30 years, is helping power the expansion of Alliant Credit Union’s vehicle leasing program into Pennsylvania, completing their first leases in the state in February 2021. CULA has been successfully working with Alliant…See More
Mar 11
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Fuccillo Automotive Group in Sale

 Two high-volume Florida dealerships sold to LMP Motors.     Incline Village, NV, - March 8, 2021 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm and thought leader to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised Fuccillo Automotive Group, one of the largest private dealership groups in the nation, in its recent sale of Fuccillo Kia of Cape Coral and Fuccillo Kia of Port Charlotte in Southwest Florida to LMP Motors. Over the years, Fuccillo’s Florida dealerships have built a…See More
Mar 8
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Maus Family Automotive Partners with SureSale

Maus Family Automotive adds SureSale to all pre-owned vehicles, increasing purchaser’s peace of mindTampa, FL & Santa Monica, CA –  February 22, 2021 –  Maus Family Automotive today announced that it has partnered with award-winning SureSale to offer the industry’s most comprehensive vehicle report on each of its pre-owned vehicles. SureSale offers consumers transparency and confidence in their used vehicle purchases through comprehensive vehicle histories, inspections, and assessments of…See More
Feb 22
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Feb 9
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AAA Inspected Launches, Powered by SureSale

AAA Inspected, powered by SureSale, independently verifies pre-owned vehicles, so consumers can trust that the vehicle they are buying is a quality vehicleWilmington, DE & Santa Monica, CA -- February 1, 2021 – AAA Club Alliance, Inc. (“ACA”) and SureSale, the award-winning platform(1) for quality used vehicles, today announced the launch of AAA Inspected, powered by SureSale. AAA Inspected is a new program that helps AAA members and non-members buy quality used cars with…See More
Feb 1
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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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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Sets Another Record in Q1 2021, as Dealership Earnings, Revenue, Blue Sky Values, and Market Caps Hit Unprecedented Highs

Posted on June 21, 2021 at 8:06am 0 Comments

A perfect, and unique, combination of market factors - record auto sales and grosses, soaring valuations, waning pandemic crisis and potential new tax laws - fueled acquisition activity to 66 completed transactions in Q1, and an unprecedented 300 completed over the past 12 month period, according to the First Quarter 2021 Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors

 

Incline Village, NV - June 21, 2021 – The auto…

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CULA Partners with Metro Credit Union to Offer Vehicle Leasing in New Hampshire

Posted on June 17, 2021 at 11:32am 0 Comments

 CULA caps record-setting start to year by powering vehicle leasing for Metro Credit Union, the only credit union to offer the benefits of vehicle leasing in New Hampshire

 

San Diego, CA and Chelsea, MA–June 17, 2021 – Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA) has further expanded its vehicle leasing footprint through its partnership with Metro Credit Union, which launched vehicle leasing in New Hampshire this month.…

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eLEND Solutions and Orbee Partner to Convert More Auto Dealership Shoppers into Buyers

Posted on June 8, 2021 at 7:08am 0 Comments

Innovative re-targeting technology keeps more car shoppers moving down the purchase funnel

 

IRVINE, CA - June 8, 2021 - eLEND Solutions™ and Orbee are partnering to help transform auto dealership websites into powerful deal generators, by moving more online shoppers down the purchase funnel through intelligent re-engagement technologies. eLEND Solutions is an automotive FinTech company focused on providing a simplified vehicle purchase process for the…

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CULA Expands Into Texas, Powers InTouch Credit Union Leasing Program

Posted on April 20, 2021 at 10:23am 0 Comments

InTouch Credit Union follows success of vehicle leasing program in Michigan with new Texas offering

 

San Diego, CAApril 20, 2021Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA) now offers vehicle leasing services in Texas through its partnership with InTouch Credit Union (ITCU). ITCU began offering leasing in its home state of Texas in the first quarter of 2021, closing…

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