DCH Auto Group

Lithia, DCH build on the other's strengths

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Just over four months after Lithia Motors closed on its deal to buy DCH Auto Group's 27 dealerships, the two groups are busy sharing best practices and instituting a new culture at DCH....
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Benefits of Lithia-DCH deal go beyond numbers, CEO says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Before Warren Buffett bought Van Tuyl Group in October, the buy/sell sensation of the year was Lithia Motors' surprise acquisition of DCH in June. Lithia paid $340 million in cash and another $22.5 million in stock for the 27-store group. But did Lithia over- or underpay for DCH?...
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Lithia will continue rapid acquisition pace after DCH

9:08 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2014

Lithia Motors will continue its rapid pace of acquisitions over the next year despite just closing a huge deal to buy DCH Auto Group, executives said today. Their remarks came as Lithia reported its third-quarter net income increased 11 percent to $34.5 million....
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Lithia completes purchase of DCH Auto Group

5:48 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

Lithia Motors said it completed the purchase of DCH Auto Group, one of the largest buy-sell deals between dealership groups in recent history....
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Wall Street sees value in Group 1, Lithia acquisitions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

In the dealership acquisition market, reward follows risk. The two most active acquirers among public dealership groups -- Group 1 Automotive and Lithia Motors -- are also the winners when it comes to rising valuations, according to a report released last week by dealership buy-sell adviser Erin Kerrigan....
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Lithia Q2 profits hit record highs

8:39 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2014

Lithia Motors today reported the highest adjusted quarterly net income in the company's history -- a 29 percent surge to $35 million -- on higher revenues and cost controls....
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The DCH deal: How Lithia will absorb its new asset

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014

CEO Bryan DeBoer will transform Lithia Motors Inc., the smallest of the publicly traded dealership groups, with his planned purchase of DCH Auto Group Ltd. But it won't be easy....
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New era afoot for dealership M&As?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014

Lithia's purchase of DCH Auto Group will have major implications on the buy-sell market going forward. It could spark more activity, perhaps prompting bigger dealership groups to buy other large groups....
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Dealership buy-sells jump in first quarter

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014

Driven largely by private buyers, dealership acquisition activity rose strongly during the first several months of 2014, dealership brokers say in two new reports....
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Wall Street applauds Lithia-DCH deal

4:19 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Lithia Motors' plans to buy DCH Auto Group were greeted with cheers in the stock market today as publicly traded Lithia's share price jumped 13 percent, or $9.85, to close at an all-time high of $86.53....
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Lithia agrees to buy DCH to create coast-to-coast retail giant

11:37 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2014

Lithia Motors agreed to buy New Jersey-based DCH Auto Group in a combination that would create the fifth-largest auto retailer in the United States with 128 stores. Lithia, in a statement on Sunday, said it would pay about $340 million in cash and another $22.5 million in stock. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter....
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