Crystal Hartwell
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  • mWEBB Communications, Inc.
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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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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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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, 2020
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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, 2020
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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, 2020
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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, 2020
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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, 2020
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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, 2020
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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, 2020

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Maus Family Automotive Partners with SureSale

Posted on February 22, 2021 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Maus Family Automotive adds SureSale to all pre-owned vehicles, increasing purchaser’s peace of mind

Tampa, 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…

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Kerrigan Advisors Represents the Fields Auto Group in Sale of CJDR Sanford and Land Rover Orlando

Posted on February 9, 2021 at 9:05am 0 Comments

 

Lithia Motors acquires dealerships in third largest Florida metro; Sale marks the 114th Kerrigan-led dealership sale since 2015, and 6th Florida sale in 13 months.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV – February 9, 2021– Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised Fields Auto Group, one of the largest dealership groups in the US, on its sale of Land Rover…

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SureSale Increases VDP Views with Expanded Digital Merchandising for Auto Dealers

Posted on February 8, 2021 at 9:24am 0 Comments

Auto dealerships using SureSale to power used vehicle sales achieve 20% lift in VDP views and marketplace leads

 

Santa Monica, CA – February 8, 2021 – SureSale, which helps auto dealers provide car buyers verification of vehicle quality and condition, has expanded its digital merchandising options to help auto dealers capitalize on their digital retail efforts and reach more used vehicle buyers online. Because SureSale’s…

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Survey: The Pandemic Accelerated the Adoption of Digital Retailing – is that a Blessing or a Curse for Auto Dealers?

Posted on February 8, 2021 at 9:17am 0 Comments

A new eLEND Solutions report shows widespread acceleration of Digital Retail adoption (80%) due to the pandemic, continued implementation (90%), a shift in perception from lead generation (47%) to deal generation (53%) and promising data on PVR – but challenges with process implementation may reduce positive impact

 

Irvine, Calif., -- February 8, 2021 – A new report from digital financing innovator eLEND Solutions reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic has…

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