Crystal Hartwell
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  • mWEBB Communications, Inc.
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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
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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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Feb 13
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SureSale Closes $7 Million Funding to Redefine the Certified Pre-Owned Auto Category

Veteran automotive tech entrepreneurs have developed a standardized certification-as-a-service platform to expand the availability of CPO inventory for 40 million used car buyers Los Angeles, CA – February 6, 2020 –SureSale, the first and only certification-as-a-service platform to create a consistent, high-quality standard for used vehicles, today closed $7 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Los Angeles-based Upfront Ventures, which has backed successful innovative automotive…See More
Feb 6
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SureSale Certified Expands Team to Help Auto Dealers Meet Growing Demand for CPO Vehicles

New sales team includes five auto industry pros with proven track records in growing new markets and a deep understanding of how auto dealerships can fuel CPO sales and ROILos Angeles, CA – January 28, 2020 –SureSale, the certification platform that has created the gold standard for quality used vehicles and purchase protection, today announced five additions to its national sales team, each of whom have a track record of growing new markets and a deep understanding of what auto dealerships…See More
Jan 28
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Accelerates in Third Quarter 2019, Building Momentum for a Strong Finish to 2019 with Another 200+ Transaction Year

 According to The Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors, buy/sell market expected to finish at 2018 levels; average dealership earnings annualizing to 9.3% increase, on pace to reach 2015 peak profit level of $1.5MIrvine, CA – December 16, 2019 – The 2019 auto dealership buy/sell market picked up speed during the third quarter and is now poised to register another 200+ transaction year in 2019 – meeting or exceeding 2018 activity levels with over 160 completed transactions at the end of the…See More
Dec 16, 2019
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents on the Sale of Bredemann Lexus - The 3rd Lexus Dealership Sold by Kerrigan Advisors in 2019

Bredemann Lexus sold to Fields Automotive Group Irvine, CA, November 25, 2019 – Kerrigan Advisors, one of the leading sell-side advisory firms to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised Bredemann Lexus, located in Glenview, Illinois in its sale on November 18, 2019.  The buyer is Glencoe, Illinois-based Fields Automotive Group, ranked number 27 in Automotive News’ Top 150 Dealership Group List. Opened in 1990, Bredemann Lexus is one of the first Lexus franchises in the US and an…See More
Nov 25, 2019
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents El Monte Honda in its Sale – The 10th Honda Dealership Kerrigan Advisors Has Represented for Sale since 2015

El Monte Honda sold to Car Pros Automotive Group  Irvine, CA., Tuesday, November 20, 2019 – Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised on the sale of Los Angeles County-based El Monte Honda, owned by Steve Nelson and business partners, to Washington-based Car Pros Automotive Group. This is the first Honda dealership for Car Pros, a west coast-based automotive group with six dealerships located in Washington and Southern…See More
Nov 20, 2019
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Franchise Dealers Optimistic About Store Values for Next 12 Months

 86% of dealers expect dealership values to increase or remain the same over the next 12 months according to the first-ever Kerrigan Advisors Dealer SurveyIrvine, CA, October 21, 2019 – Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers in the U.S., today released results from its first annual dealer survey. The firm’s first-ever survey was designed to gauge dealer sentiment about the future value of their…See More
Oct 21, 2019
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Longmont Ford in Sale

Longtime area dealer sells successful dealership to Maroone USA, Serra Automotive and Pat Grooms Irvine, CA, October 2, 2019 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised owner Mike Peebles in his recent sale of Longmont Ford, one of the most successful Ford stores in the Metro Denver area. The buyers are a partnership between Maroone USA, owned by Mike Maroone, former President and Chief Operating Officer of AutoNation, Serra…See More
Oct 2, 2019
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SureSale Certified Increases Used Vehicle Sales and Turn Rates for North Carolina Dealership

 New case study shows how Reed-Lallier Chevrolet leveraged this one-of-a-kind CPO program to increase used vehicle sales 30% YOY as local market saw declines[1]  Los Angeles, CA – September 18, 2019 – SureSale Certified today released a new case study conducted with North Carolina’s Reed-Lallier Chevrolet that offers a compelling snapshot of how one dealership found a new way of leveraging today’s CPO opportunity to increase used vehicle sales and turn…See More
Sep 18, 2019

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Crystal Hartwell's Blog

Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Declines 9% in First Quarter 2020, as COVID-19 Brings Activity to a Standstill After a Strong Start

Posted on June 8, 2020 at 8:13am 0 Comments

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 half

Irvine, 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,…

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Digital Motors Integrates eLEND Solutions’ Digital Financing Into Automotive ‘Buy From Home’ Online Retailing Solution

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 10:40am 0 Comments

Car buyers can instantly apply for financing directly from a dealer’s online store, finalizing transactions, including F&I, from the safety and comfort of their homes

 

Irvine, Calif., May 27, 2020Digital Motors®, which is revolutionizing the way car dealerships sell their vehicles online, today announced a strategic partnership with digital financing innovator…

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Digital Motors Integrates eLEND Solutions’ Digital Financing Into Automotive ‘Buy From Home’ Online Retailing Solution

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 10:40am 0 Comments

Car buyers can instantly apply for financing directly from a dealer’s online store, finalizing transactions, including F&I, from the safety and comfort of their homes

 

Irvine, Calif., May 27, 2020Digital Motors®, which is revolutionizing the way car dealerships sell their vehicles online, today announced a strategic partnership with digital financing innovator…

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SURESALE WINS GOLD STEVIE® AWARD IN 2020 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS®

Posted on May 26, 2020 at 12:24pm 0 Comments

SureSale’s automotive certification-as-a-service platform was named “Innovation of the Year”

 

Los Angeles, CA – May 26, 2020 – SureSale, the gold standard for quality used vehicles and purchase protection, won the Gold Stevie® Award in the “Innovation of the Year” Business Services “category in the 18th Annual American Business Awards®.  The category recognizes singular innovations in product development.

 

“The SureSale team…

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