Blue/Swatty and Harrell
BUYER: Todd Blue
SELLERS: Ron Swatty and Steve Harrell
NAME: Porsche of North Houston (Texas)
MORE: Todd Blue is a developer in Louisville, Ky. This is his first dealership. MD Johnson Inc. advised on the deal.
BUYER: Dennis Ellmer, president, Priority Automotive, Chesapeake, Va.
SELLER: Jay Council, CEO, Kimnach Ford
FORMER NAME: Kimnach Ford, Norfolk, Va.
NEW NAME: Priority Ford
MORE: Priority operates 11 other dealerships in Chesapeake and Richmond, Va., and Charlotte, N.C., including Toyota, Scion, Honda, Chevrolet, Acura, Hyundai, Nissan and Kia stores.
BUYER: Keith Hagerty
SELLER: Scott Casebeer
FORMER NAME: Capitol Honda, McMinnville, Ore.
NEW NAME: McMinnville Honda
MORE: Casebeer owns Capital Auto Group in Salem, Ore. Hagerty was previously a Chrysler dealer in Auburn, Wash. MD Johnson Inc. advised on the deal.
BUYER: Kuni Automotive, Vancouver, Wash.
SELLER: Mike Daugherty Chevrolet, Sacramento, Calif.
FORMER NAME: Mike Daugherty Chevrolet
NEW NAME: Kuni Chevrolet
MORE: Mike Daugherty Chevrolet has been in business in Sacramento since 1955. Kuni, which began as a Cadillac store in 1970 in Beaverton, Ore., now has dealerships selling a variety of brands in Sacramento and Roseville, Calif.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Portland, Ore.
BUYER: Robert Larson
SELLER: Melaine McCann
FORMER NAME: McCann Cadillac, Fife, Wash.
NEW NAME: Larson Cadillac
MORE: Larson owns the Larson Auto Group in Fife and Tacoma, Wash. MD Johnson Inc. advised on the deal.
BUYER: Ralph Martinez
SELLER: Mike Ralls
FORMER NAME: Ralls Honda and Nissan, Gladstone, Ore.
NEW NAMES: Town & Country Honda and Town & Country Nissan
MORE: Martinez owns the Town & Country Dealership Group, with stores in Milwaukie and Wilsonville, Ore. MD Johnson Inc. advised on the deal.
BUYER: Bruce Qvale
SELLER: Dave Maraj
FORMER NAMES: Champion Audi of Coral Springs (Fla.), Champion Audi of Pompano (Fla.)
NEW NAMES: Audi of Coral Springs, Audi of Litehouse Point
MORE: The Qvale family owns dealerships in Oakland and Livermore, Calif. MD Johnson Inc. advised on the deal.