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Buy-sell business could boom this year

This year's buy-sell activity is expected to outpace 2016's in volume -- if sellers continue to come to market and prices drop, buy-sell advisers say. "We have projected this to be the most active buy-sell market in history," said Erin Kerrigan, managing director of Kerrigan Advisors in Irvine, Calif. Kerrigan said the number of buyers [...]

By |February 13th, 2017|In the News|

Kerrigan Advisors at AutoNews TV – February 2nd 2017

AutoNews TV featured Erin Kerrigan from her interview with Tom Worbec. Watch the video:

By |February 3rd, 2017|In the News|

How manufacturers affect store values

The complex and symbiotic relationship between dealers and manufacturers is a unique element of the U.S. auto retail industry. Now 100 years strong, this relationship has resulted in one of the largest and most dynamic retail industries in the world, providing American consumers an incredible array of choices and immediate delivery of vehicles. It does, [...]

By |January 30th, 2017|In the News|

Expect Banner Year for Car Dealership Buy-Sells

Some investors in the market to buy dealerships go for “trophy” stores representing luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus and Jaguar. But needless to say, those facilities come with premium prices that can scare off prospective investors. “There are more capital risks,” says Erin Kerrigan, the head of Kerrigan Advisors, who tracks dealership buy-sell [...]

By |January 27th, 2017|In the News|

Kerrigan Advisors Represents Edmark Superstore in Its Sale to Kendall Auto Group

Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised Edmark Superstore, one of Idaho's highest volume selling dealerships, in its sale to Kendall Auto Group. The Edmark Superstore is co-owned by David Edmark and Jim Chalfant. Edmark Superstore’s franchises include Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC and Kia. With this [...]

By |January 17th, 2017|In the News|

Advisors Helped Tonkin Sale

Kerrigan Advisors represented and advised the Ron Tonkin Dealerships, Portland's largest auto dealership group, in its sale to Gee Automotive Companies. This transaction will create one of the nation’s top 50 dealership groups. Kerrigan Advisors, headed by Erin and Ryan Kerrigan, has now represented three of the top 100 dealership groups in the last 12 [...]

By |December 28th, 2016|In the News|

Daily Newscast: How will Trump affect your dealership?

By |December 20th, 2016|In the News|

Kerrigan Advisors Represents Ron Tonkin Dealerships in Sale to Gee Automotive Companies

Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised the Ron Tonkin Dealerships, Portland's largest auto dealership group, in its sale to Gee Automotive Companies. This transaction will create one of the nation’s top 50 dealership groups1. The Ron Tonkin Dealership Group, founded by Ron Tonkin in 1960, [...]

By |December 19th, 2016|In the News|

Private equity fuels more dealership purchases

Consolidation among large dealership groups continues going into 2017. The George Soros-backed McLarty Automotive Group snapped up Asbury Automotive Group Inc.'s stores in Arkansas last week. Meanwhile, Gee Automotive Cos., of Spokane, Wash., agreed to buy much of the larger Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships, of Portland, Ore. Look for more cases of minnows swallowing [...]

By |December 19th, 2016|In the News|

Auto Retail Index Up 11.66% in Wake of Election

Kerrigan Advisors today announced that The Kerrigan Auto Retail Index was up 11.66% in the month of November, significantly outperforming the broader S&P 500 Index by 240.9%. With no earnings announcements or other major industry events, The Kerrigan Auto Retail Index attributes the rise to the election of Donald Trump. “While the Trump administration is [...]

By |December 1st, 2016|In the News|