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About Ryan Kerrigan

Ryan Kerrigan is Managing Director of Kerrigan Advisors, where he oversees international transactions and private equity/family office outreach in addition to US auto retail buy-sell transaction work.

The Implications of Rising Dealership Real Estate Values

Dealership real estate is an increasingly important factor in dealership valuation. Commercial real estate prices have risen significantly in recent years, and buyers are able to gain very attractive real estate financing in today’s market. As such, real estate is becoming a very important component in getting deals done in today’s buy-sell market. (For this [...]

By |June 1st, 2016|Industry Articles|

An Incredible Year in the Buy-Sell Market

2015 marked an epic year in this multi-year boom of auto retail merger and acquisition activity. The year opened with the closing of Berkshire Hathaway’s acquisition of the Van Tuyl organization, the single largest acquisition in auto retail history. And, four additional new entrants made acquisitions, marking the formal arrival of private equity and family offices to auto retail. [...]

By |March 6th, 2016|Industry Articles|

Stock Market Blues: How does it affect my business?

I am regularly asked two questions from dealers: Is the buy-sell market still strong, and have I missed the window to sell? While there is no perfect crystal ball, there is one indicator that merits strong attention – the stock market, and specifically the six publicly traded auto retail stocks (the “publics”). The stock market [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Industry Articles|

Planning – and Accounting – in Advance of a Sale

For dealers considering a sale, or even just thinking about one over the horizon, it’s a good idea to start planning well in advance. After all, the sale of your business is likely one of the most important transactions of your career. It is well worth the time required to prepare. As with any sale, [...]

By |August 1st, 2015|Industry Articles|

Warren Buffett: The Face of the Future Car Dealer?

The automotive retail industry has been abuzz in recent weeks after the announcement of Warren Buffett’s acquisition of the Van Tuyl Group, and the creation of Berkshire Hathaway Automotive Group. This acquisition has the industry talking about private equity and other types of outside capital seeking dealership acquisitions. Do these financial players represent the car [...]

By |November 28th, 2014|Industry Articles|

Planning – and Accounting – in Advance of a Sale

For dealers considering a sale, or even just thinking about one over the horizon, it’s a good idea to start planning well in advance. After all, the sale of your business is likely one of the most important transactions of your career. It is well worth the time required to prepare. As with any sale, [...]

By |May 25th, 2012|Industry Articles|