Crystal Hartwell
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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
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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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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Slows Slightly, Still on Pace for Sixth 200+ Transaction Year; Blue Sky Valuations Stabilize with Dealership Earnings Improvement

Buy/sell market continues strong year with 49 completed transactions in Q2 2019; global trade war brings investors to market; dealership business model proves resilience with increased gross profit, according to Q2 2019 The Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors  Irvine, CA –September 9th, 2019 – The 2019 auto dealership buy/sell market stayed steady and on course for yet another 200+ transaction year in 2019, with 103 completed transactions year-to-date. According to the just-released Second…See More
Sep 9, 2019
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SureSale Launches National Ad Campaign: Introduces Shirley, Brand Ambassador for SureSale’s Certified Vehicles

Print and broadcast media campaign supports SureSale’s transparent buying experience for quality used vehicles; Louisville is premiere market with others to follow Los Angeles, CA –August 12, 2019 – SureSale Certified, the gold standard for quality used vehicles and purchase protection today announced the launch of a new multi-channel advertising campaign centered around SureSale’s new brand ambassador ‘Shirley.’ The new campaign showcases…See More
Aug 12, 2019
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SureSale Certified, the Gold Standard for Quality Used Vehicles and Purchase Protection, Expands to Louisville

SureSale enters the Louisville market with certified used vehicle program that offers consumers peace of mind and auto dealerships a turnkey vehicle certification program, including a free CAReport, 150-point inspection, 5-month, 5,000-mile warranty, and a 5-day exchange guaranteeLos Angeles, CA – July 15, 2019 – SureSale Certified, the gold standard for quality used…See More
Jul 15, 2019
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CULA Makes Vehicle Leasing Seamless For Credit Unions

New 'Seamless Lease Connection' from Credit Union Leasing of America streamlines the lease management process for credit unions and enhances the member experienceSAN DIEGO, July 9, 2019  -- Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA), the leader in enabling credit unions to leverage the $64.6 billion U.S.(1) vehicle leasing market, announces the launch of a redesign to their proprietary lease management system, Seamless Lease Connection. The upgraded Seamless portal features several enhancements and…See More
Jul 9, 2019
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Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Activity Up 38% in First Quarter 2019, Trending to Sixth Consecutive 200+ Transaction Year

 Buy/sell market shows strong 2019 start with 54 completed transactions in Q1 2019, in spite of new vehicle sales slowdown; stability of dealership profitability and increase in sellers to market contributes to robust transaction activity; peaking real estate values and industry debt levels spike market risk, according to The Blue Sky Report® released by Kerrigan Advisors.Irvine, CA – June 6, 2019 – The 2019 auto dealership buy/sell market rocketed to a strong start in Q1 2019, with 54…See More
Jun 6, 2019
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Rplate, World’s First Digital License Plate and Winner of Best New Product Award, Featured at CONNECTIONS Conference May 21 - 23

Reviver demonstrates its award winning Rplate at Connected Car Corner, by InstallerNet, in San Francisco; Reviver also announced that the Rplate is the winner of a Best New Product Award from the 2019 American Business AwardsFoster City, CA – May 20, 2019 – Reviver’s Rplate, the world’s first digital license plate, will showcase  its award-winning product and platform May 21st – 23rd in San Francisco at the first ever Connected Car Corner, by InstallerNet, at CONNECTIONS, which highlights the…See More
May 20, 2019

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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

Posted on February 19, 2020 at 10:35am 0 Comments

 

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…

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New Digital Retailing Survey: Increased Adoption, Sales and Profitability, But Integration, People and Process Challenge Success

Posted on February 13, 2020 at 10:19am 0 Comments

eLEND Solutions Digital Retailing Report Card report reveals widespread adoption of Digital Retailing (74%) among dealers surveyed, as well as a positive impact on sales (92%) and profitability (68%) – but challenges with training, leadership and process integration remain.

LAS VEGAS, NV –February 13, 2020 – The Digital Retailing Report Card Report from eLEND Solutions, released today at NADA 2020, indicates…

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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Altoona Honda in Sale, Marks 11th Honda Dealership Kerrigan Advisors has Sold Since 2015

Posted on February 12, 2020 at 10:37am 0 Comments

A President’s Award-Winning Honda Dealership in Western Pennsylvania Changes Ownership 

 

Irvine, CA, February 12, 2020 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised partners Bill Barnes and Paul Ritchie on their recent sale of Altoona Honda to Timbrook Automotive. The partners will continue to own and operate Hagerstown Honda and Hagerstown Kia. Timbrook Automotive has 11…

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SureSale Closes $7 Million Funding to Redefine the Certified Pre-Owned Auto Category

Posted on February 6, 2020 at 10:08am 0 Comments

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…

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