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Dealership Buy/Sell Market Marked Fifth Consecutive Year of 200+ Transactions in 2018 with Continued Growth Predicted for 2019

  2018 transactions increased 6.9% year over year, including record number of multi-dealership transactions; in spite of auto sales downturn, 2019 acquisition market will be robust, with real estate valuations high and private investors seeing key value in Fixed Ops profit centers and improved retail efficiencies, according to The Blue Sky Report® released by Kerrigan Advisors Irvine, CA – March 19, 2019 – The automobile dealership buy/sell market recorded another year of tremendous activity in…See More
Mar 19
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Minnesota-Based Village Automotive Group in Sale to Ed Napleton Automotive Group

 Irvine, CA, -- February 26, 2019 – Kerrigan Advisors, the leading buy/sell advisor to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised Minnesota-based Village Automotive Group in its sale of Lexus of Wayzata, Lexus of Maplewood, and Village Chevrolet, to Chicago-based Ed Napleton Automotive Group, which operates more than 74 franchises in seven states and ranked #26 on Automotive News’ 2018 Top 150 Dealership Group list. “After 70 years in the auto dealership business, our family’s decision to…See More
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Reviver Partners with SEED Group and The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum to Bring a Digital License Plate Platform to the United Arab Emirates and MENA

 Reviver establishes Middle East and North Africa headquarters in Dubai to extend reach of the Rplate, the world’s first digital license plate Foster City, California – February 12, 2019 – Reviver, creator of the world’s first digital license plate platform, SEED Group, and The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, today announced that they have formed a strategic partnership to further extend the global reach of Reviver in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.…See More
Feb 12
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Digital license plates now available as option for motorists

 ADOT and DPS collaborate to ensure technology is safe PHOENIX– January 24, 2019 – Technology buffs have a new Arizona license plate option available to them with the introduction of electronic digital plates. For over a year, the Arizona Department of Transportation has tested this technology on a limited number of its fleet vehicles throughout the state to determine operational capabilities and endurance under multiple weather conditions. ADOT also collaborated with the Arizona Department of…See More
Jan 24
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New Report Asks: Is Digital Retailing Promising More Than It Can Deliver?

Survey indicates that auto dealers are ready to embrace digital retailing, while highlighting “experience” disconnects: tools providing inaccurate and/or misleading quoted payment terms are key culprit say 87% of dealersFoothill Ranch, CA – January 23, 2019 - A new report from eLEND Solutions asks the question: Is digital retailing promising more than it can…See More
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Susan G. Komen of LA Partners with Reviver Auto to Raise Funds Through Komen-branded Digital License Plates

 Susan G. Komen of Los Angeles is the first charity to create a custom cause digital license plate with the Rplate, the world’s first digital license plate; custom digital license plates designed to raise funds to increase access to breast health services and support research Las Vegas, Nevada –January 7, 2019 – Reviver Auto, creator of the Rplate, the world’s first digital license plate, and Susan G. Komen of Los Angeles County, today announced at the…See More
Jan 7
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Transactions Increase 20% YOY: 2018 Trending to be Most Active Buy/Sell Market on Record

 2018 will be fifth consecutive year of over 200 buy/sells, according to The Blue Sky Report® released by Kerrigan Advisors; strong economy fuels robust market - sellers motivated by high valuations that may not last; increased consolidation, generational transfers and growing pool of investors also heat up market; concerns remain about tariffs’ impact on valuationsIrvine, CA – December 21, 2018 – Automobile buy/sell transactions increased 20% year over year in the third quarter meaning that…See More
Dec 21, 2018
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Rplate Pro™, the World’s First Digital License Plate, Named 2019 Global Media Award Winner at the SEMA Show

 Reviver Auto’s Rplate Pro Emerged Among Thousands as Voted on by Panel of International Judges Las Vegas, NV– November 1, 2018–Reviver Auto was recognized with a 2019 Global Media Award this week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for the Rplate Pro, the world’s first digital license plate. The Rplate Pro is currently on display at SEMA 2018 in distribution partner Al & Ed’s Autosound Booth 12039 in Las Vegas through November 3rd.  “This is the Rplate Pro’s debut at SEMA, and we could not be…See More
Nov 1, 2018
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Kerrigan Advisors Opens East Coast Office, Names Gabriel Robleto Vice President

Robleto brings his extensive background in dealership real estate transactions to the most active sell-side advisor in the auto retail industry; new office enables Kerrigan Advisors to better serve its clients across the US Irvine, CA, -- October 25th, 2018– Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the US, today announced that it has opened a second office in the Washington DC metro to better serve its client base across the US.  Heading up the new office is…See More
Oct 25, 2018
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PERQ Expands Executive Team to Keep Pace with Triple Digit Growth and Demand for its AI-powered Online Guided Shopping Solution

 Bradley Long appointed Executive Vice President of Sales Indianapolis, IN – October 24, 2018 - PERQ, experts in online consumer engagement and behavior, today announced the appointment of Bradley Long as Executive Vice President of Sales. Long brings extensive sales experience to his new role, including a decade in the multifamily sector, one of three key verticals PERQ is targeting with its award-winning artificial intelligence-driven SAAS solution. PERQ’s online guided shopping solution…See More
Oct 24, 2018
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California New Car Dealers Association Partners with Reviver Auto to Expand Consumer Access to ‘Rplate Pro™’ Digital License Plates

 Reviver Auto joins with nation’s largest state automotive dealer association to make the revolutionary Rplate Pro more easily available to California consumers Foster City, CA –October 10, 2018 – Reviver Auto, creator of the Rplate Pro, the world’s first digital license plate, today announced it has partnered with the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) to make the Rplate Pro more easily accessible to the customers of CNCDA’s over 1,200…See More
Oct 10, 2018
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Picks Up Steam: 2018 On Track for 5th Year of 200+ Acquisitions, According to The Blue Sky Report® released by Kerrigan Advisors

New tax law and economies of scale help publics and consolidators buck trends to grow earnings and fuel Q2 Buy/Sell market to 92% growth over Q1; one-eighth of all auto dealerships have changed hands since 2014 as industry consolidation continuesIrvine, CA – August 29, 2018 – The new tax law and improved economies of scale and scope are among the trends driving a robust Buy/Sell market in Q2, after a slow start to the year, according to The Blue Sky Report’s® Second Quarter Report…See More
Aug 29, 2018
Crystal Hartwell posted a blog post

Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Picks Up Steam: 2018 On Track for 5th Year of 200+ Acquisitions, According to The Blue Sky Report® released by Kerrigan Advisors

New tax law and economies of scale help publics and consolidators buck trends to grow earnings and fuel Q2 Buy/Sell market to 92% growth over Q1; one-eighth of all auto dealerships have changed hands since 2014 as industry consolidation continuesIrvine, CA – August 29, 2018 – The new tax law and improved economies of scale and scope are among the trends driving a robust Buy/Sell market in Q2, after a slow start to the year, according to The Blue Sky Report’s® Second Quarter Report…See More
Aug 29, 2018
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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Car Pros Automotive Group in Sale

 Carson KIA, the Nation’s highest-volume KIA Dealership, sold to Trophy Automotive Dealer Group     Irvine, CA, -- August 22, 2018 – Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised Car Pros Automotive Group in their recent sale of Carson KIA, the highest volume KIA dealership in the U.S. since 2016. The buyer is the Southern California-based Trophy Automotive Dealer Group (TADG). Opened in 2017, the dealership’s new state-of-the-art…See More
Aug 22, 2018

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Dealership Buy/Sell Market Marked Fifth Consecutive Year of 200+ Transactions in 2018 with Continued Growth Predicted for 2019

Posted on March 19, 2019 at 11:57am 0 Comments

 

 

2018 transactions increased 6.9% year over year, including record number of multi-dealership transactions; in spite of auto sales downturn, 2019 acquisition market will be robust, with real estate valuations high and private investors seeing key value in Fixed Ops profit centers and improved retail efficiencies, according to The Blue Sky Report® released by Kerrigan…

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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Minnesota-Based Village Automotive Group in Sale to Ed Napleton Automotive Group

Posted on February 26, 2019 at 10:30am 0 Comments

 

Irvine, CA, -- February 26, 2019 – Kerrigan Advisors, the leading buy/sell advisor to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised Minnesota-based Village Automotive Group in its sale of Lexus of Wayzata, Lexus of Maplewood, and Village Chevrolet, to Chicago-based Ed Napleton Automotive Group, which operates more than 74 franchises in seven states and ranked #26 on Automotive News’ 2018 Top 150 Dealership Group…

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Reviver and Wistron NeWeb Partner to Scale and Innovate Production of the Rplate, the World’s First Digital License Plate

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 2:44am 0 Comments

IoT and wireless product design leader, WNC, enters a Joint Design and Manufacturing agreement with Reviver; partnership enables Reviver to meet increasing demand for the Rplate as it expands across the US and globally

 

Barcelona, Spain – February 25th, 2019 – Reviver, creator of the world’s first digital license plate platform, and Wistron NeWeb (WNC), global specialists in the design and development of cutting-edge communication products,…

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Reviver Partners with HARMAN to Co-Develop Global Software Platform Development for the World’s First Digital License Plate

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 2:41am 0 Comments

HARMAN Connected Services collaborates with Reviver on globally scalable software for Rplate’s IoT platform, centered on enabling new safety and security benefits for consumers

 

Barcelona, Spain – February 25, 2019 – Reviver, creator of the Rplate, the world’s first digital license plate platform, and HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., focused on connected technologies…

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