BLOG: Amy Wilson

How to get a deal done

Posted 2:00 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 25
blogs Staff Reporter Amy Wilson covers auto retailing out of Atlanta for Automotive News.
SAN FRANCISCO -- One of the reasons it might be a great time to sell your dealership? Some of the private equity groups scouting auto retail are so eager to put their investors' money to work, they'll overpay, says Tim York, managing partner of accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman. In addition to advising dealers, the firm has also been working with some of the outside p ...
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Joe Herman's lessons about the business will live on

Posted 9:46 am U.S. ET, Nov. 8
ATLANTA -- When my friend and former colleague Donna Harris left Automotive News in 2011, she suggested I get to know retailer Joe Herman. I talked to him on the phone here and there over the next couple of years -- he was always helpful and accessible -- but I never met Joe in person until early this year at the NADA convention in New Orleans. We made plans to meet on Su ...
     Continue reading "Joe Herman's lessons about the business will live on" » Nov 8, 2014 9:46 am U.S. ET
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How two old friends made the AutoNation-Barrier deal happen

Posted 11:01 am U.S. ET, Sept. 11
Jimmy Barrier’s decision to sell his Seattle-area luxury-brand dealerships to AutoNation Inc. was more than 30 years in the making. That’s how far back Barrier goes with AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson. They met at manufacturer meetings in the 1970s, when Barrier was a partner in stores in his hometown of Charlotte, N.C., and Jackson was managing partner of a deal ...
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