Group 1 Automotive buys RRR Automotive Group to expand presence in mid-Atlantic states

Written by:
Julie Walker
February 13, 2024

The deal is expected to add more than $500 million in annual revenue.

Group 1 Automotive Inc.
expanded in the greater Washington, D.C., and Baltimore markets with its acquisition of RRR Automotive Group, a move expected to add more than $500 million in annual revenue.

RRR Automotive on Monday sold two Honda, one Toyota, one Kia and one Hyundai franchised dealerships, a certified pre-owned store selling Toyota vehicles and three collision centers — all in the Maryland cities of Bowie, Greenbelt, Owings Mills, College Park, Beltsville and Landover.

Kerrigan Advisors, a sell-side advisory firm in Incline Village, Nev., which represented RRR Automotive in the sale, said in a statement the region is an import-strong market and RRR Automotive "dominates the markets in which it operates, capturing 48 percent of Bowie, College Park, Greenbelt and Owings Mills' import nonluxury sales since 2019."

Gabe Robleto, senior vice president with Kerrigan Advisors, said the market area has one of the highest gross domestic profit growth rates and is one of the most resilient in the country, especially during recessions.

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