Marie Brashears

Vice President, Sell-Side Advisory

Marie Brashears is a Vice President at Kerrigan Advisors. She joined the firm as an Associate in February 2016 and is a key member of the firm’s Sell-Side Advisory team. She is responsible for preparing client sales presentations, managing client data collection, tracking the sale process and organizing transactional due diligence. Marie also plays a key role in transaction closings.


In addition, Marie is an integral participant in the analysis and production of The Blue Sky Report® and The Kerrigan Index™. Prior to joining Kerrigan Advisors, Marie oversaw financial analysis, operations, and marketing for Renovate Property Services, a construction management company owned by Kerrigan Industries.

Marie is licensed as a California real estate salesperson. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California Irvine’s Merage School of Business, where she was a NCAA Division 1 Student Athlete in Track & Field, holding Dean’s List and Big West Conference academic and scholar athlete honors. She resides in Orange County with her husband, Sean Simpson.

About Kerrigan Advisors

Kerrigan Advisors is the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide. The firm advises the industry's leading dealership groups, enhancing value through the lifecycle of growing, operating and, when the time is right, selling their businesses. Kerrigan Advisors has represented some of auto retail's largest transactions and advised more of the largest dealership groups in the US than any other buy/sell firm in the industry. Led by a team of veteran industry experts with backgrounds in investment banking, private equity, accounting, finance and real estate, the firm does not take listings, rather they develop a customized approach for each client to achieve their personal and financial goals. In addition to Kerrigan Advisors' sell-side advisory and capital raising services, the firm also provides a suite of consulting services including growth strategy, market valuation assessments, capital allocation, transactional due diligence, open point proposals, operational improvement and real estate due diligence.

Kerrigan Advisors monitors conditions in the buy/sell market and publishes an in-depth analysis each quarter in The Blue Sky Report®, which includes Kerrigan Advisors' signature blue sky charts, multiples, and analysis for each franchise in the luxury and non-luxury segments. To download a preview of the report, click here. The firm also releases monthly The Kerrigan Index™ composed of the seven publicly traded auto retail companies with operations focused on the US market. The Kerrigan Auto Retail Index is designed to track dealership valuation trends, while also providing key insights into factors influencing auto retail. To access The Kerrigan Index™, click here. To read the 2023 Kerrigan OEM Survey, click here. Kerrigan Advisors also is the co-author of NADA's Guide to Buying and Selling a Dealership.

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