Mercedes Hendricks, CPA

Senior Vice President, Consulting Services

Mercedes Hendricks is Senior Vice President of Consulting Services & Transaction Analytics at Kerrigan Advisors. She joined the firm in 2017 as a Vice President. Mercedes brings fifteen years of public accounting experience in the auto retail industry to the firm.


At Kerrigan Advisors, Mercedes advises the firm’s sell-side clients as they prepare for a sale, as well as spearheads the firm’s consulting services, which include acquisition and expansion strategies, valuation assessments and benchmarking, open point proposals, real estate advisory and growth strategy workshops for dealers.

Prior to Kerrigan Advisors, Mercedes provided public accounting expertise in the areas of assurance and consulting for more than 150 dealerships across the country. She spent nine years with Crowe LLP (formerly Crowe Horwath LLP) in their Dealership Services Group. At Crowe LLP, she managed large projects ranging from traditional audit and review engagements to non-traditional consulting engagements, such as due diligence services in mergers and acquisitions, consolidations, reviews of internal controls and tests of compliance. She was a mentor and supervisor for teams and individuals from across the nation and is considered a key thought leader in the automotive accounting services space.

Mercedes Hendricks is a California Certified Public Accountant, and an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is an honors graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She resides in Orange County with her husband, Andy Hendricks.

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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