Crystal Hartwell
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  • mWEBB Communications, Inc.
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Begins 2024 with Record Transactions, on Track to Nearly Double Pre-Covid Average

Dealership buy/sell transactions increased to a record 403 in the trailing twelve months as of March according to the First Quarter 2024 Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors, driven by a rise in the number of sellers coming to market, providing buyers more options for capital deployment Kerrigan Advisors introduces the Kerrigan Blue Sky Index Incline Village, NV – June 24, 2024 – The auto dealership buy/sell market experienced another record quarter with 109 completed dealership transactions…See More
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents San Antonio, Texas-Based Alamo Toyota and Houston, Texas-Based Tejas Toyota in Sale

  Sale of the top selling brand in San Antonio and Houston highlights buyers continued interest in leading franchises in high-growth markets; transaction represents the 17th franchise sold by Kerrigan Advisors in Texas in the last 12 months San Antonio & Houston, TX – June 18, 2024 – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers…See More
Jun 18
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Ken Garff Automotive Group in Sale of Houston CDJR Dealership to Keating Auto Group

Sale of Northwest Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep in Houston underscores demand for dealerships in high-growth, densely populated markets; Kerrigan Advisors leads the industry in buy/sell transactions, particularly in Texas – 17 franchises sold in 12 monthsHOUSTON, TX – June 17, 2024 – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented Salt Lake City, UT-based Ken Garff Automotive Group, the third largest private dealership group in the US, in…See More
Jun 17
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Sunrise Auto Group in Sale of Two Memphis Dealerships to Lithia Motors

Sale of top volume Buick GMC and Chevrolet dealerships in Tennessee underscores the strong buyer demand in high-growth, business friendly markets in the Southern region; transaction marks Kerrigan Advisors’ 273rd dealership sale MEMPHIS, TN – June 11, 2024 – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented Memphis, Tennessee-based Sunrise Auto Group in the sale of Sunrise Wolfchase Buick GMC, the #1 Buick GMC dealership in Memphis, and…See More
Jun 11
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Gosch Auto Group in Sale of Gosch Toyota Dealership

Sale of Inland Empire Toyota dealership underscores strength of the industry’s most in-demand franchise in California’s fastest growing region; transaction marks Kerrigan Advisors’ 264th dealership and 31st Toyota franchise sale INCLINE VILLAGE, NV – May 22, 2024 – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented California-based Gosch Auto Group in the sale of Gosch Toyota to Kevin Naderi. Gosch Toyota dealership is located in the…See More
May 22
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Car Pros Automotive Group Ranks 48th in the 2024 Automotive News List of Top 150 Dealer Groups

Marks the second consecutive year Car Pros is ranked in the top 50; the group, which represents Kia, Hyundai, Honda, BMW and MINI, is 4th in the nation in sales per rooftop RENTON, WA – April 17, 2024 – Car Pros Automotive Group, a leading automotive sales and service group, announced today that it ranked 48th in the 2024 Automotive News List of Top 150 Dealer Groups with a total of 20,349 new…See More
Apr 17
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Achieves New Transaction Record in 2023, Surpassing 2021 Peak; Valuations Remain at All Time Highs for Top Franchises in High Growth Markets

Dealership buy/sell transactions increased 6% YoY according to the Annual 2023 Blue Sky Report by Kerrigan Advisors; 680 franchises sold in 2023, an increase of 5.4% compared to 2022, defying broader corporate M&A trends Incline Village, NV – April 9, 2024 – The auto dealership buy/sell market experienced a record year of buy/sell activity with 397 completed dealership transactions, up 6% compared to 2022, according to the just-released 2023 Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors. This…See More
Apr 9
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Apr 3
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Car Pros’ Shirley Jones Recognized with “Women Paving the Way” Award

 CDK Global Award recognizes Jones as an outstanding female leader in the automotive industry RENTON, WA – March 19, 2024 – Car Pros Automotive Group today announced that CFO Shirley Jones has been recognized with a 2024 “Women Paving the Way” award from CDK Global. The award spotlights women who have been a beacon for change for women in the automotive industry. The…See More
Mar 19
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Credit Union Leasing of America Experienced Double-Digit Growth in 2023

In a challenging auto finance environment, CULA grew its portfolio as well as Credit Union and Dealer Partners, while expanding national footprint San Diego, CA – February 29, 2024 – Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA) experienced double-digit growth in its portfolio, credit union and dealer partners in 2023, even in the face of a challenging auto finance environment, the company announced today. CULA drove 24% growth in credit union partnerships year-over-year, with four of those additions…See More
Feb 29
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents RRR Automotive Group in Sale to Group 1 Automotive

Transaction expands Group 1’s presence in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan region; represents Kerrigan Advisors’ 50th franchise sold in the Mid-Atlantic since 2020, making the firm the undisputed leader in dealership sell-side advisory in the regionCOLLEGE PARK, MD – February 13, 2024 – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto…See More
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Car Pros Automotive Group Achieved Record Breaking Year in 2023

Car Pros new Kia sales reached 15,595 in 2023, bringing lifetime sales to 177,418; Car Pros Kia Glendale #1 in the nation RENTON, WA – January 31, 2024 – Car Pros Automotive Group, a leading automotive sales and service group, announced today that 2023 was its best year ever in new Kia sales, setting a record and selling a total of 15,595 vehicles, up nearly 10% year-over-year. Car Pros Kia Glendale finished #1 in the nation with 6,549 new Kias sold. Underscoring the strength of the group, all…See More
Jan 31
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Jan 9
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Hits New High, On Track for Record Year as Dealerships Focus on Expansion through Acquisitions

Dealership buy/sells increased 11% YoY, with trailing twelve-month transactions surpassing 2021’s prior peak, according to the Third Quarter 2023 Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors; consolidation sparked by the pandemic has yet to abate, blue sky values remain high and acquisition growth, fueled by tremendous access to capital from operations, remains impervious to interest rates Incline Village, NV – December 18, 2023 – The auto dealership buy/sell market hit another impressive record…See More
Dec 18, 2023
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Car Pros Sponsors GSBA EQUALUX 2023 Gala and Fundraiser in Seattle

Event raised over $875,000 for the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund; new Car Pros Workforce Development Scholarship established RENTON, WA – December 4, 2023 – Car Pros, a leading automotive sales and service group headquartered in Washington, was the title sponsor of the GSBA’s EQUALUX 2023, the largest LGBTQ+ and friends gala in the Pacific Northwest. The gala raised over $875,000 for the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund. Established in 1981,…See More
Dec 4, 2023

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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Begins 2024 with Record Transactions, on Track to Nearly Double Pre-Covid Average

Posted on June 24, 2024 at 10:21am 0 Comments

Dealership buy/sell transactions increased to a record 403 in the trailing twelve months as of March according to the First Quarter 2024 Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors, driven by a rise in the number of sellers coming to market, providing buyers more options for capital deployment

 

Kerrigan Advisors introduces the Kerrigan Blue Sky Index

 

Incline Village, NV – June 24, 2024 – The auto dealership…

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Kerrigan Advisors Represents San Antonio, Texas-Based Alamo Toyota and Houston, Texas-Based Tejas Toyota in Sale

Posted on June 18, 2024 at 1:03pm 0 Comments

 

 

Sale of the top selling brand in San Antonio and Houston highlights buyers continued interest in leading franchises in high-growth markets; transaction represents the 17th franchise sold by Kerrigan Advisors in Texas in the last 12…

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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Ken Garff Automotive Group in Sale of Houston CDJR Dealership to Keating Auto Group

Posted on June 17, 2024 at 12:08pm 0 Comments

Sale of Northwest Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep in Houston underscores demand for dealerships in high-growth, densely populated markets; Kerrigan Advisors leads the industry in buy/sell transactions, particularly in Texas – 17 franchises sold in 12 months

HOUSTON, TX – June 17, 2024 – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented Salt Lake City, UT-based Ken Garff Automotive Group, the…

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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Sunrise Auto Group in Sale of Two Memphis Dealerships to Lithia Motors

Posted on June 11, 2024 at 10:46am 0 Comments

Sale of top volume Buick GMC and Chevrolet dealerships in Tennessee underscores the strong buyer demand in high-growth, business friendly markets in the Southern region; transaction marks Kerrigan Advisors’ 273rd dealership sale

 

MEMPHIS, TN – June 11, 2024 – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented Memphis, Tennessee-based Sunrise Auto Group in the sale of Sunrise…

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