Crystal Hartwell's Blog – March 2018 Archive (8)

Kerrigan Advisors Represents Grossinger Auto Group in Sale to AutoCanada

Longest running dealership group in Illinois completes sale of 15 franchise dealerships, marking fifth Top 100 Dealership Group transaction completed by Kerrigan Advisors.

AutoCanada enters US market with acquisition, which is largest acquisition of US dealerships by an international buyer in the history of auto retail.    



Irvine, CA, March 22, 2018 – Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 22, 2018 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Car Buyer Happiness with Online Loans Increases Happiness with Dealership Experience, according to New Case Study

Real world reports from auto dealerships in SpringboardAuto study show how online financing helps to improve customer satisfaction, and increase the likelihood of continued patronage

Irvine, CA –March 22nd, 2018 – SpringboardAuto today released a case study that aligns recent survey findings around the emerging consumer demand for online auto loans with real…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 22, 2018 at 1:17pm — No Comments

AutoBuy’s Unique Remarketing Model Continues to Gain Traction, Growing by Double and Triple Digits Year over Year


AutoBuy doubles pipeline of fresh diverse inventory for auto dealers; appraised inventory grows to over $1.5 Billion…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 20, 2018 at 11:11am — No Comments

Reviver Auto Expands Distribution of Digital License ‘RPlates’ in California; Adds Pendragon North America as Dealer Partner

RPlate Pro transforms stamped metal license plates into a connected car platform that automates DMV renewals and adds new levels of personalization


Foster City, CA – March 19, 2018Reviver Auto, creator of the RPlate, the world’s first digital license plate, today announced it has partnered with Pendragon North America (PNAA) to sell the RPlate Pro to consumers in California. PNAA owns and operates…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 19, 2018 at 10:33am — No Comments

Auto Dealership Transactions Stay Above 200, as Consolidation Continues and Sellers Fast-Track Succession Plans, according to The Blue Sky Report® released by Kerrigan Advisors



For the fourth consecutive year, buy/sell transactions exceeded 200; since 2014 the industry has completed over 850 buy/sell transactions – one of the most active markets in auto retail history.


Irvine, CA –March 19, 2018 – The auto dealership Buy/Sell market surpassed 200 transactions for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, according to The Blue Sky Report’s® Full Year Report…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 19, 2018 at 10:20am — No Comments

Majority of Visitors to Auto Dealership Websites Are Brand New Prospects, According to New Study from PERQ

Conventional wisdom is that dealer websites are used primarily by existing customers – not true: 74% of websites visitors are new to dealership; new PERQ insights also reveal how consumer preferences such as test drives, drivetrain and interior space impact decisions



Indianapolis, IN –March 13, 2018 - New data from thousands of consumer profiles studied by PERQ, experts in online consumer engagement and behavior, offers further…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 13, 2018 at 10:29am — No Comments

eLEND Solutions Builds Out Sales Team with Auto Lending Sales Leaders

Automotive lending sales veterans Joe Peterson joins as Chief Sales Officer and Flory Hunsaker as Regional Sales Director; both bring decades of sales success to eLEND as it introduces next-gen finance platform to dealerships across the US


Foothill Ranch, CA – March 7, 2018 – eLEND Solutions™, specialists in online and in-store finance and ‘deal-making’ solutions for auto dealers, today announced they are building out their sales team with two proven auto finance…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 7, 2018 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Stephanie Thompson Joins PERQ as Vice President of Client Success

Thompson will put nearly 15 years in sales and client success experience to work building a world-class customer experience for all PERQ clients


Indianapolis, IN – March 6, 2018 - PERQ, experts in online consumer engagement and behavior, today announced that Stephanie Thompson has joined the company as Vice President of Client Success. Thompson will lead a broad initiative to refine and expand client onboarding, data reporting and lifecycle processes across…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 6, 2018 at 11:11am — No Comments

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