Crystal Hartwell
  • Garden Grove, CA
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  • mWEBB Communications, Inc.
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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
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Nov 11
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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
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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
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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
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Earnhardt Auto Centers in Sale of Two Phoenix Area Dealerships

Sale of Earnhardt Kia and Rodeo Hyundai marks 11th Top 150 Dealership Group Kerrigan Advisors has advised since 2015 INCLINE VILLAGE, NV – September 2, 2021– Kerrigan Advisors represented Earnhardt Auto Centers in the sale of Earnhardt Kia in Phoenix, Arizona and Rodeo Hyundai in Surprise, Arizona to Ken Garff Automotive Group. These transactions are Ken Garff’s first dealership acquisitions in the Arizona market. A long-time fixture in the western US, Earnhardt Auto Centers was named by…See More
Sep 2
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Fuccillo Automotive Group in Sale of Nissan of Clearwater

 Florida dealership sold to Morgan Auto Group, marking the 121st Kerrigan-led dealership sale since 2014 Incline Village, NV - August 23, 2021 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm and thought leader to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised Fuccillo Automotive Group in its sale of Fuccillo Nissan of Clearwater to Florida’s Morgan Auto Group. With this transaction, Kerrigan Advisors has sold five Florida dealerships on behalf of the Fuccillo family since December…See More
Aug 23
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Grand Junction Subaru & Grand Junction Volkswagen in Sale

Transaction marks 119th Kerrigan-led dealership sale since 2014INCLINE VILLAGE, NV – July 28th, 2021– Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented owner Ron Bubar in the sale of Grand Junction Subaru and Grand Junction Volkswagen in Grand Junction, Colorado to Sonic Automotive (NYSE: SAH). The transaction marks the 118th and 119th dealership sale that Kerrigan Advisors has advised on in just the last six years, making the firm today’s most active…See More
Jul 28
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CULA Continues Hot Streak with New Monthly Records in 2021

 Leader in indirect vehicle leasing for credit unions posted its 9th consecutive record month, with more leases processed in May and June than in any other months in its history San Diego, CA – July 15, 2021– Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA) today announced that vehicle leasing through its credit union partners continues to gain momentum, after posting its 9th consecutive month of record lease originations in June. After achieving $150 million in lease originations in a single month for…See More
Jul 15
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Jun 22
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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
Jun 17
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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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84% of Auto Dealers Continue Digital Retailing Capabilities Post-Pandemic, but Fall Short of End-to-End Process

Posted on November 16, 2021 at 10:01am 0 Comments

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&I

Irvine, Calif., – November 16, 2021 – A new report from automotive…

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Kerrigan Advisors Represented Priority 1 Automotive Group in its Sale to AutoNation – Largest Transaction on Record in Baltimore-Washington Market

Posted on November 11, 2021 at 9:26am 0 Comments

Priority 1 sale marks the 21st group sale Kerrigan Advisors has represented since 2015

 

Incline Village, NV – November 11, 2021 – Kerrigan Advisors represented Baltimore, Maryland-based Priority 1 Automotive Group in its sale to AutoNation on November 8, 2021. The acquisition is one of the largest completed by AutoNation since 2018, and the largest on record in the Mid-Atlantic region. Kerrigan Advisors, which focuses exclusively…

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Vehicle Leasing Surges at Credit Unions as CULA Marks Leasing Milestone

Posted on November 10, 2021 at 9:37am 0 Comments

Leader in indirect vehicle leasing for credit unions marks 100,000 active leases, worth nearly $3.8 billion, as credit union members increasingly opt for leasing’s flexibility and affordability 

 

 

San Diego, CA – November 10, 2021 – Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA), the leader in indirect leasing for credit unions, announced today that its portfolio has exceeded 100,000 active leases through its credit union…

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AutoBuy, the Automotive Remarketing Disruptor, Marks Triple Digit Growth

Posted on November 1, 2021 at 10:14am 0 Comments

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…

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