DEALERSHIP BUY/SELL

This Automotive News feature lists dealership acquisitions as reported by brokers, official announcements and news media.

Dealership Buy/Sell

This Automotive News feature lists dealership acquisitions as reported by brokers, official announcements and news media. Click on column headers to sort by field. » Go to our dealership buy-sell articles

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07/20/2021 Time/Underriner Time Auto Group Underriner Motors Klamath Falls Subaru and Klamath Falls Honda, in Klamath Falls, Ore.

Time Auto now has five franchised dealerships in Oregon. It also owns D&C Motor Co., a used-vehicle dealership in Portland that specializes in European luxury brands. George Pero and Joe Beaver of DCG Acquisitions, a Dave Cantin Group company, handled the transaction.

07/19/2021 Swickard/Broadus Swickard Auto Group David Broadus Swickard Toyota Magic Toyota in Edmonds, Wash.

Mark Johnson and Mark Topping of MD Johnson represented the seller in the transaction.

07/19/2021 Max Motors/Orr, Patterson, Sparks Max Motors Dealerships Keith Orr, Trey Patterson and William Sparks Max Ford of Manhattan and Max Hyundai of Manhattan Flint Hills Ford and Flint Hills Hyundai in Manhattan, Kan.

Don Brown of Midwest Brokerage represented the buyer in the transaction, while Greg Errion Consulting represented the sellers.

07/19/2021 Bob Johnson/Dorschel Bob Johnson Auto Group Dorschel Automotive Group Bob Johnson Toyota, Mini of Rochester, Alfa Romeo-Maserati of Rochester, Bob Johnson Infiniti and Bob Johnson Lexus-Kia-Volkswagen-Nissan Dorschel Toyota, Mini of Rochester, Alfa Romeo-Maserati of Rochester, Dorschel Infiniti and Dorschel Lexus-Kia-Volkswagen-Nissan, all in Rochester, N.Y.

Bob Johnson said the acquisition will add $350 million in annual revenue. No broker was used in the transaction. 

07/16/2021 Lithia/Broadus, Paulson Lithia Motors David Broadus, Erik Paulson Michael’s Toyota of Bellevue and Michael’s Subaru of Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash.

Michael’s Toyota of Bellevue is the largest Toyota store in Washington state based on new-vehicle sales. Paulson, a minority partner and general manager at both stores, is staying on as general manager. Mark Johnson and Mark Topping of MD Johnson represented Broadus.

07/15/2021 Martin/Ross Martin Management Group Ross Automotive Group El Monte Nissan Ross Nissan of El Monte in California

This is Martin Management Group’s first Nissan dealership. Martin Management has dealerships in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina and California. Jason Stopnitzky, co-founder of Performance Brokerage Services, brokered the transaction.

07/15/2021 McDonald/Ehrlich, Motschall McDonald Automotive Group Scott Ehrlich, John Motschall and the Ehrlich family McDonald Toyota in Greeley, McDonald Toyota of Fort Morgan and McDonald Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Fort Morgan Ehrlich Toyota in Greeley, Ehrlich Toyota East in Fort Morgan and Ehrlich Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Fort Morgan, all in Colorado

Ehrlich and Motschall were owners of the Fort Morgan stores, and the Ehrlich family was the owner of the Greeley store. Ehrlich will retain Toyota of Laramie in Wyoming. No broker was used in the transaction.

07/15/2021 Swickard/Sonic Swickard Auto Group Sonic Automotive Volvo Cars Southwest Houston Momentum Volvo Cars in Houston

The dealership will relocate to a nearby location. No broker was used in the transaction. 

07/15/2021 Bob Johnson/Mulvihill Bob Johnson Auto Group The Mulvihill family Bob Johnson Buick-GMC South Patrick Buick-GMC in Henrietta, N.Y. 

No broker was used in the transaction. 

07/15/2021 LaFontaine/Ralph Thayer LaFontaine Automotive Group Ralph Thayer Automotive LaFontaine Hyundai of Livonia, LaFontaine Mazda of Livonia and LaFontaine Volkswagen of Livonia Ralph Thayer Livonia Volkswagen, Ralph Thayer Mazda and Ralph Thayer Hyundai, all in Livonia, Mich.

LaFontaine now has 25 Michigan locations. Dealer Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions represented LaFontaine in the transaction. 

07/15/2021 Ianelli/World Auto Group Michael Ianelli of Integrity Auto Group World Auto Group Nissan City of Red Bank Nissan World of Red Bank in Red Bank, N.J.

Integrity Auto Group also owns Toyota City in Mamaroneck, N.Y., Hyundai City of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Genesis of Brooklyn.

07/15/2021 Stuckey/Confer Stuckey Automotive Joel Confer Stuckey Ford of Bellefonte Joel Confer Ford of Bellefonte in Bellefonte, Pa.

This is Stuckey Automotive’s second Ford dealership and fifth store overall. Neither party used a broker in the transaction. Confer still owns Joel Confer Toyota-BMW in State College, Pa.

07/15/2021 Malone/Teague Karl Malone Auto Group Jeff Teague Karl Malone Chevrolet-Karl Malone Toyota of El Dorado and Karl Malone Ford-Lincoln Teague Toyota-Teague Chevrolet and Teague Ford-Lincoln in El Dorado, Ark.

The Arkansas acquisitions mark the group’s first Chevrolet and Ford-Lincoln stores. Karl Malone Auto Group, owned by basketball Hall of Famer Karl Malone, also has two dealerships in Utah: Karl Malone Toyota in Draper and Karl Malone Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Heber City, as well as Karl Malone Toyota of Ruston in Ruston, La.  No brokers were used in the Arkansas transaction.

07/15/2021 Lebowitz, Hileman, Burlington Automotive/Wyoming Valley Randy Lebowitz, Jake Lebowitz and Wayne Hileman of Burlington Automotive Group Wyoming Valley Motors Audi Wyoming Valley in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Burlington Automotive Group now has nine dealerships, according to DCG Acquisitions, a Dave Cantin Group company. Dave Cantin and Brian Brown of DCG Acquisitions handled the transaction.

07/14/2021 Lithia/Herrin Lithia Motors Jack Herrin Toyota of Jackson Herrin-Gear Toyota in Jackson, Miss.

Lithia said the store would generate $95 million in annual revenues. Bill Scrivner and Mike Sims of Pinnacle Mergers & Acquisitions advised the seller in the transaction.

07/14/2021 ZT Motors/Jackson ZT Motors, automotive unit of ZT Corporate Derek Jackson Union City Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Fiat Don Jackson Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Fiat in Union City, Ga.

Joe Ozog of Ozog Consulting Group represented the seller in the transaction, while Hicks Management & Consulting Group represented the buyer. 

07/12/2021 Lithia/Farguson Lithia Motors Dave Farguson BMW of Sherman Oaks and Acura of Sherman Oaks Center BMW and Center Acura in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Lithia said the dealerships combined would generate $185 million in annual revenue. No broker was used in the transactions.

07/12/2021 Penske/Sabates Penske Automotive Group Felix Sabates. A biography for Sabates’ Chip Ganassi Racing team also listed Terry Taylor as a dealership owner. Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte Felix Sabates’ Mercedes-Benz South Charlotte in Pineville, N.C.

Penske said the store, in a new market for the group, is expected to generate $150 million in annual revenue. No broker was used in the transaction.

07/12/2021 Batir/Damson, Park Tolga Batir of Grey Wolf Automotive Group Deke Damson and Bruce Park North Country Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram and North Country Ford Jerry Damson Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram and Jerry Damson Ford in Arab, Ala.

Andy Gill of Gill Automotive Group represented the sellers in the transaction.

07/12/2021 Huften/Barkhouser Darryl Huften and Nancy Huften James Barkhouser Apple Ford of Danville Barkhouser Ford-Lincoln in Danville, Va.

The Lincoln brand was not part of the transaction. The buyers also own Apple Ford in Lynchburg, Va. No broker was used in the transaction.

07/12/2021 Conklin/Robbins Conklin Cars Mark Robbins Conklin Cars of Newton Robbins Motor Co. of Newton in Kansas

Conklin has moved the Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram store to its campus in Newton, which also has Ford and Chevrolet dealerships. The company also sells Buick, GMC, Honda, Toyota and Nissan at other locations in Kansas. Robbins is retaining a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Fiat dealership in Manhattan, Kan. No broker was used in the transaction.

07/12/2021 Lithia/Ghreiwati Issam Ghreiwati Lithia Motors Audi Valencia in California

Kerrigan Advisors represented Lithia in the sale. 

07/12/2021 Lithia/Dickason Lithia Motors Bill Dickason operated the stores. Southwest Kia of Rockwall, Kia of North Austin, Southwest Kia, Southwest Kia Mesquite, Kia of Round Rock Southwest Kia-Rockwall, Southwest Kia Austin, Southwest Kia Dallas, Southwest Kia Mesquite and Southwest Kia Round Rock, all in Texas

 Lithia said the stores would add $350 million in annual revenues. No brokers were used in the transaction. 

07/09/2021 Pilson/Deep Vein Coal Pilson Auto Centers Deep Vein Coal Co. Pilson Chevrolet-Buick-GMC 500 Automotive Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Clinton, Ind.

Mallor Grodner, a Bloomington, Ind., law firm that handles business asset sales, represented the seller.

07/09/2021 TKO/Courtesy TKO Group Don Hargroder of Courtesy Automotive Group Morgan City Toyota and Ford of Morgan City Courtesy Toyota and Courtesy Ford in Morgan City, La.

TKO now has seven dealerships, CEO Travis Ostrom said, with other locations in Georgia and North Carolina. Bill Fields of Dealer Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions, represented the seller in the transaction.

07/09/2021 Great Lakes/LaRiche Great Lakes Auto Network Bob LaRiche Great Lakes Toyota-Subaru LaRiche Toyota-Subaru in Findlay, Ohio

Toyota and Subaru are new brands for Great Lakes Auto Network, which is based in Akron, Ohio. The single-rooftop dealership is the group’s first store in western Ohio. Neither party used a broker in the transaction. Great Lakes also has two Honda dealerships, a Hyundai dealership and a Kia store.

07/09/2021 Montrose/Great Lakes Montrose Auto Group Great Lakes Auto Network Montrose Buick-GMC of Ashtabula, Montrose Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Kingsville and Montrose Chevrolet of Jefferson. Great Lakes Buick-GMC in Ashtabula, Ohio, Great Lakes Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Kingsville, Ohio, and Great Lakes Chevrolet in Jefferson, Ohio
06/30/2021 Hudson/Stewart Hudson Automotive Group Gordie Stewart Hoover Toyota in Alabama

This is Hudson Automotive’s first dealership in Alabama. Gerrick Wilkins of Dealer Support Network represented the buyer in the transaction.

06/30/2021 Checkered Flag/Pomoco Auto Checkered Flag Auto Group Pomoco Auto Group Checkered Flag Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, Checkered Flag Alfa Romeo-Fiat Pomoco Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Newport News and Pomoco Alfa Romeo-Fiat of Newport News in Virginia

Checkered Flag, of Virginia Beach, Va., now has 11 rooftops throughout southeastern Virginia. Its portfolio also features Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Genesis, Volkswagen, Jaguar-Land Rover, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Mini. Neither party used a broker in the Newport News transaction.

06/21/2021 Thomas/Nolette Tony Thomas Joseph Nolette Tony T Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Orangeburg Plaza Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Orangeburg in Orangeburg, S.C.

Performance Brokerage Services represented Nolette in the transaction. Thomas did not use a broker.

06/21/2021 Morris/Hodge Stephanie Morris Jack Hodge Stephanie Morris Chevrolet James Hodge Chevrolet in Okmulgee, Okla.

This is Stephanie Morris’ first dealership acquisition. Andy Church of Dealer Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions, a buy-sell firm based in Markham, Ontario, with a U.S. office in Jupiter, Fla., represented the seller in the transaction.

06/21/2021 Foundation Automotive, Letis/AutoNation Foundation Automotive Corp., Josh Letis AutoNation Foundation Hyundai in Westminster, Colo. AutoNation Hyundai 104 in Northglenn, Colo.

This is Foundation Automotive Corp.’s first Hyundai dealership. The agreement required Foundation to move the Hyundai store to a different building, a former AutoNation dealership, about two miles away in Westminster, Colo. Foundation will rent the building from AutoNation. Foundation, a Canadian group, now has 20 rooftops in Canada and the U.S. Josh Letis, managing partner of the group’s Medved Autoplex — which includes Cadillac, Chevrolet and Kia stores in nearby Wheat Ridge, Colo. — will also be managing partner at the Hyundai store. Dealer Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions represented Foundation in the Hyundai transaction. AutoNation did not use a broker.

06/21/2021 Phil Long/Carlson, Nilsson, Winkler Phil Long Dealerships Jeff Carlson, Steve Nilsson and Carroll Winkler Phil Long Glenwood Springs Subaru Glenwood Springs Subaru in Colorado

Winkler is staying as the store’s general manager. This is Phil Long Dealerships’ second dealership in western Colorado and marks a return to the Subaru brand. No broker was used in the transaction. 

06/21/2021 Pedder/Abelkop Pedder Auto Group Mark Abelkop Pedder Hyundai of Poway and Pedder Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Poway Poway Hyundai and Poway Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in California

Pedder Auto now has seven dealerships. Performance Brokerage Services brokered the transaction. James Barone of Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo law firm in Newport Beach, Calif., represented Pedder, while lawyer Leslie Chayo of Beverly Hills, Calif., represented Abelkop.

06/21/2021 Timbrook, Wilson, Ainsworth/Lithia Fred Timbrook, Lee Wilson and David Ainsworth of Timbrook Automotive Lithia Motors Hazleton Honda in Hazle Township, Pa.

Lithia bought Hazleton Honda in 2019 from an ailing dealership group and expected the store to generate about $50 million in annual revenues. Timbrook Automotive has dealerships in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Brian Brown and Woody Woodward of DCG Acquisitions, a Dave Cantin Group company, handled the transaction. 

06/18/2021 Lithia/Staluppi Lithia Motors John Staluppi Jr. Hyundai of Las Vegas, Genesis of Las Vegas, Centennial Hyundai and ABC Hyundai, all in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a new market for Lithia. The western region office of DCG Acquisitions, a Dave Cantin Group company, represented the seller in the transaction.

06/18/2021 Lum, Teubner/McCurley Lum family (David Lum, Shirley Lum, Julie Lum, Lori Lum and Pam Lum) and Justin Teubner McCurley Integrity Dealerships Walla Walla Toyota McCurley Integrity Toyota of Walla Walla in Washington

The Lum family also owns Lum’s Auto Center, a Toyota-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram dealership in Warrenton, Ore., and Lum’s Buick-GMC-Cadillac in McMinnville, Ore. Performance Brokerage Services handled the transaction. Craig Nichols and Geoff Nichols of Nichols Law Group in Portland represented the Lum family, and Jim Aiken of Aiken Law Group in Issaquah, Wash, represented the McCurley group.

06/18/2021 Doraty, Johnson/Crown Bill Doraty, Stephanie Doraty and Jeff Johnson Crown Automotive Group Celebration Kia of Dublin Crown Kia of Dublin in Ohio

The buyers also have a Celebration Kia dealership in Lewis Center, Ohio. Tim Lamb Group represented the seller in the transaction.

06/18/2021 Cavender/Kane Cavender Auto Group Richard Kane Cavender Grande Ford Grande Ford in San Antonio

The dealership sells retail Ford pickups and SUVs and commercial Ford trucks. It is the sixth dealership and first Ford store for Cavender Auto Group. No broker was used in the transaction.

06/18/2021 Rafih/Eitel Dahm Rafih Auto Group Eitel Dahm Motor Group BMW of Rochester Hills, Audi Rochester Hills, Porsche Motor City in Eastpointe and Motor City Mini in Southfield, all in Michigan

Rafih Auto Group is based in Windsor, Ontario. The group about two years ago bought three dealerships in Ohio. No broker was used in the transaction.

06/08/2021 Diehl/Preston Diehl Automotive Group Preston Auto Group Diehl Ford of Sharon, Diehl Hyundai Preston Ford of Sharon, Preston Hyundai of Sharon in Pennsylvania

These are Diehl Automotive’s first Ford and Hyundai stores. Diehl now has nine rooftops across western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. Blair Sharpe of Tim Lamb Group represented the seller in the transaction.

06/08/2021 Zeigler/International Zeigler Automotive Group International Autos Group Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville International Subaru of Merrillville in Merrillville, Ind.

This is Zeigler’s first Subaru dealership. Neither party used a broker. Zeigler now has 26 new-vehicle dealerships in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana. Zeigler also owns three Byrider used-vehicle stores, a preowned store in Berwyn, Ill., and a motorsports store in Kalamazoo, Mich.

06/08/2021 Cicotte/Key Auto Johanna Cicotte Key Auto Group Nissan of Lebanon Key Nissan of Lebanon in Lebanon, N.H.

Cicotte also owns Volvo-Volkswagen of Lebanon. Cicotte previously owned the Nissan store and sold it to Victoria Marcinkevich in 2012, according to Valley News. Nancy Phillips Associates facilitated the transaction.

06/08/2021 West Herr/Vanderstyne West Herr Automotive Group Jay Vanderstyne, Jay Jay Vanderstyne West Herr Toyota of Rochester Vanderstyne Toyota in Rochester, N.Y.

The acquisition marks West Herr’s fourth Toyota store and sixth dealership in the Rochester area. West Herr now has 29 locations. Jay Jay Vanderstyne is staying on as general manager. No broker was used in the transaction.

06/08/2021 LMP/Davis LMP Automotive Holdings Ernie Davis and Lori Davis Hometown Subaru in Mt. Hope, W.Va.

LMP purchased an 85 percent stake in Hometown Subaru. Bob Morris of Tim Lamb Group brokered the transaction.

06/08/2021 Gomes/Strollo Steven Gomes Strollo family Riverhead Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Riverhead, N.Y.

Gomes also owns Stevens 112 Ford in Patchogue, N.Y., Ford of Smithtown and Lincoln of Smithtown, both in St. James, N.Y., and Stevens Jersey City Ford in New Jersey. The Strollo family had owned the dealership since 1976.

06/07/2021 Lithia/Suburban Lithia Motors The Suburban Collection was majority owned by David Fischer Sr.

The transaction involves 56 new-vehicle franchises and is expected to add $2.4 billion in annual revenue to Lithia. The dealerships included are:  BMW of Ann Arbor; Jaguar-Land Rover Troy; Mercedes-Benz of Ann Arbor; Suburban Buick-GMC of Ferndale; Suburban Buick-GMC of Troy; Suburban Cadillac of Plymouth; Suburban Cadillac of Troy; Suburban Chevrolet of Clinton; Suburban Chevrolet-Cadillac of Ann Arbor; Suburban Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Ann Arbor; Suburban Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Farmington Hills; Suburban Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Garden City; Suburban Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Troy; Suburban Ford of Ferndale; Suburban Ford of Sterling Heights; Suburban Ford of Waterford; Suburban Honda in Farmington Hills; Suburban Exotic Motorcars of Michigan in Troy (includes Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren and Rolls-Royce in two dealerships); Suburban Imports of Farmington Hills (Audi-Porsche-Mazda-Volkswagen and Nissan in two rooftops); Suburban Hyundai-Genesis of Troy; Suburban Infiniti of Novi; Suburban Imports of Troy (Mazda, Nissan, Subaru and Volkswagen in four dealerships); Suburban Infiniti of Troy; Suburban Toyota of Farmington Hills; Suburban Toyota of Troy, and Suburban Volvo Cars in Troy, all in Michigan. Suburban minority owner David Fischer Jr. became a group vice president for Lithia. Presidio Group represented Suburban in the transaction. Stephen Dietrich and Sarah Seedig of Holland & Knight law firm provided legal counsel to Lithia, while Edward Dawda of Dawda Mann worked with Suburban. 

06/07/2021 Morse/Lindsay Teddy Morse of Ed Morse Automotive Group Larry Lindsay and Darrell Lindsay Ed Morse Chevrolet Lebanon, Ed Morse Ford Lebanon and Ed Morse Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram Saint Robert Lindsay Chevrolet and Lindsay Ford in Lebanon and Lindsay Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Saint Robert, all in Missouri

Performance Brokerage Services handled the transaction for both parties.

06/07/2021 Morse/Rhinehart Teddy Morse of Ed Morse Automotive Group Ken Rhinehart Ed Morse Chevrolet-Buick-GMC Rolla Fairground Auto Plaza in Rolla, Mo.

Performance Brokerage Services handled the transaction for both parties. 

06/07/2021 Van Tuyl/Gillman Larry Van Tuyl Chris Gillman Easy Honda Team Gillman Honda West in Houston

Bill Scrivner and Mike Sims of Pinnacle Mergers & Acquisitions represented the buyer in the transaction.

06/07/2021 Watson/Arbour, Chapleski Richard Watson IV Matt Arbour and Colleen Arbour Chapleski Burt Watson Ford Dean Arbour Ford in Pinconning, Mich.

Brad Bickle of Tim Lamb Group represented the seller in the transaction.

06/07/2021 Blumenthal/Gunderson Garth Blumenthal and Unstoppable Automotive Group Scott Gunderson and Matt Gunderson of GSM Auto Group Audi Mission Viejo and Volvo Cars Mission Viejo in California

Blumenthal also owns Mercedes-Benz of Temecula in California. No broker was used in the transaction.

06/07/2021 HGreg.com/Brown HGreg.com Brown Auto Group HGreg Nissan Buena Park and HGreg Nissan Puente Hills Buena Park Nissan and Puente Hills Nissan in City of Industry, both in California

HGreg.com, part of Canada’s HGregoire, now has five franchised dealerships in the U.S. Haig Partners represented the seller in the transaction.

06/07/2021 DCD/Lannan DCD Automotive Holdings Lannan family Nucar Lannan Chevrolet of Lowell and Nucar Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn Lannan Chevrolet of Lowell and Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn in Massachusetts

DCD, formed in 2015 after acquiring a group of dealerships from Ernie Boch Jr., has 16 dealerships throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Delaware, including eight locations that operate under the Boch name.

06/07/2021 Carlock/Darrell Waltrip Carlock Automotive Group Darrell Waltrip Automotive, operated by Hendrick Automotive Group Volvo Cars Cool Springs in Brentwood, Tenn. Darrell Waltrip Volvo in Franklin, Tenn.

Carlock will build a new dealership for the Volvo store in Brentwood, and it temporarily is operating within Carlock Motorcars’ campus in Brentwood. No broker was used in the transaction. 

06/07/2021 Gengras/Porter Gengras Motor Cars Phil Porter Gengras Subaru Torrington Center Subaru in Torrington, Conn.

Center Subaru opened in 1989 and was owned by Porter since 1994. Gengras has nine rooftops across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. Heritage Capital Group represented the seller in the transaction.

06/04/2021 Banister/Sheehy Banister Automotive Sheehy Auto Stores Banister Ford of Marlow Heights Sheehy Ford of Marlow Heights in Maryland

The Ford store is the third dealership for Banister Automotive. The group also owns Banister Nissan of Chesapeake and Banister Nissan of Norfolk, both in southeastern Virginia. The Ford dealership opened in 1966 and was Sheehy Auto Stores’ first dealership.

06/04/2021 Dick’s/Patchett Dick’s Auto Group Bruce Patchett Dick’s Hillsboro Chevrolet Bruce Chevrolet in Hillsboro, Ore.

Dick’s Auto Group was founded in 1985 by Dick Inukai. This is the group’s fifth dealership. Joe Beaver of DCG Acquisitions, a Dave Cantin Group company, handled the transaction for both parties.

06/04/2021 Key Auto/Miller Key Auto Group Randy Miller Key Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Newcastle Newcastle Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Maine

Miller, who owned the dealership for 24 years, is staying on as general manager. Nancy Phillips Associates handled the transaction for both parties. Key Auto has dealerships in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Florida.

06/03/2021 Farrell/McCubbin Andrea Farrell of Farrell Automotive Group Kevin McCubbin Harding Automotive Group, a Ford-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram-Dodge dealership McCubbin Motors, a Ford-Lincoln-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram dealership, in Madison, Ind.

This is Farrell’s first dealership acquisition. The Lincoln sales ceased and the brand is not part of Farrell’s transaction. Hal Feder of Murphy Business and Financial Corp. advised the buyer and seller in the transaction.

06/02/2021 Snethkamp/Feeny Snethkamp Automotive Family Bob Feeny Snethkamp Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Gaylord Feeny Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Gaylord in Michigan

The group, now in its fourth generation, also owns two other Stellantis stores in Michigan. Colombo & Colombo law firm handled the transaction for both parties.

06/02/2021 Car Vision/Nissan Car Vision Nissan Motor Acceptance Co. Car Vision Nissan Hazleton Nissan in Hazle Township, Pa.

The store had been closed since 2018 amid a legal tangle between Nissan Motor Acceptance Co., the automaker’s finance arm, and the store’s former owners, auto industry veteran Michael Saporito and former NFL players Antonio Pierce and Jessie Armstead. Nissan North America terminated the franchise agreement in 2018. Car Vision has a Mitsubishi dealership in Trooper, Pa., and two used-only stores in Philadelphia and in Maple Shade, N.J. Rich Weitzman of Colliers International advised the buyer, and CBRE advised the seller in the transaction.

06/02/2021 Key Auto/Autosaver Key Auto Group Autosaver Group Key Chevrolet-Buick-GMC of Newport Newport Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in New Hampshire

Nancy Phillips Associates handled the transaction. 

06/02/2021 Lithia/Ciasulli Lithia Motors Tim Ciasulli Planet Honda Planet Honda of Union in New Jersey

Bill Feinstein, who owned 20 percent of the dealership, is staying on as general manager and will lead the store. This is Lithia’s 247th dealership. MD Johnson Inc., an Enumclaw, Wash., buy-sell firm, represented Ciasulli. Aboyoun Dobbs represented Planet Honda as its legal counsel in the transaction.

05/25/2021 Handwerger/Miller, Starnes Michael Handwerger Allan Miller and Kerry Starnes Alpha One Chevrolet-Buick Miller-Starnes Chevrolet-Buick in Rockdale, Texas

Handwerger is a partner in Audi Lafayette in Louisiana and is president of a used luxury dealership in Round Rock, Texas. Performance Brokerage Services handled the transaction. 

05/25/2021 Copeland/Prime Copeland Automotive Group Prime Automotive Group Copeland Subaru Hyannis, Copeland Chevrolet Hyannis Prime Subaru Hyannis, Prime Chevrolet Hyannis in Massachusetts

Copeland Automotive now has five dealerships and its second Chevrolet franchise. Its other stores are Copeland Toyota, Copeland Volkswagen and Copeland Chevrolet, all in Brockton, south of Boston. Prime owned the stores for less than three years, acquiring them in September 2018. Haig Partners represented the seller in the transaction.

05/24/2021 Frank Kent/Group 1 Frank Kent Motor Co. Group 1 Automotive Frank Kent Cadillac of Arlington Cadillac of Arlington in Texas

A new facility will be built for the Cadillac store and it will move, likely in summer 2022. No broker was used in the transaction.

05/24/2021 Garcia/Group 1 Garcia Automotive Group Group 1 Automotive Mini of El Paso in Texas
05/04/2021 Reynolds, Haney/Roberts Will Reynolds and Keith Haney of Classic Auto Group Roberts Auto Group Pryor Chevrolet-Buick-GMC Roberts Auto Center in Pryor, Okla.

This is Classic Auto Group’s eighth store, which are all in Oklahoma. Classic Auto did not use a broker in the transaction.

05/04/2021 Clary/Sari, Rybar Bryce Clary and Kelly Clary of Bud Clary Auto Group Pat Sari, Phil Sari and Peter Rybar Bud Clary Ford and Bud Clary Hyundai Columbia Ford-Lincoln-Hyundai in Longview, Wash.

The Lincoln franchise was not part of the transaction. George Pero and Joe Beaver of DCG Acquisitions, a Dave Cantin Group company, handled the transaction.

05/04/2021 York/Jorgensen Yark Automotive Group Bobby Jorgensen Yark Ford Kistler Ford in Toledo, Ohio

This is Yark’s sixth store in Toledo and eighth store overall. Tim Lamb Group represented Jorgensen in the transaction.

05/03/2021 Mayer/Group 1 Ryan Mayer of Tameron Gulf Coast Group 1 Automotive Tameron Kia Pat Peck Kia in D’Iberville, Miss.

Performance Brokerage Services and Gerrick Wilkins of Dealer Support Network handled the transaction. 

05/03/2021 Mayer/Myers Ryan Mayer of Tameron Gulf Coast Chris Myers Tameron Buick-GMC and Tameron Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Fiat Chris Myers Buick-GMC and Chris Myers Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Fiat in Daphne, Ala.

No broker was used in the transaction. 

05/03/2021 Leeders/Kepich Matthew Leeders Pete Kepich Daystar Ford of Garrettsville Kepich Ford in Garrettsville, Ohio

Bel Air Partners advised the seller in the transaction. 

05/03/2021 Mashburn, Agosto/Fox Jamal Mashburn, Matt Agosto and partners Fox family Fox Toyota in Clinton, Tenn.

Mashburn, a retired NBA player, owns dealerships, restaurant franchises and other interests, according to reports. Gerrick Wilkins of Dealer Support Network represented the seller in the transaction. 

05/03/2021 Baker/Schlundt, Kratzer Brandon Baker of Baker Auto Group Mark Schlundt and Matt Kratzer Desoto Ford-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram DeSoto Auto Mall in Arcadia, Fla.

Baker Auto Group has Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram and Subaru stores in New Jersey. Bel Air Partners advised the buyer in the transaction.

05/03/2021 O’Steen/Martin O’Steen Automotive Group Guy Martin O’Steen Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram Martin Motors in Nashville, Ga.

Joey McQuaig represented the seller in the transaction. 

05/03/2021 Nocera, Sunderland/Napleton David Nocera and Dan Sunderland through Suncera Auto Group Bill Napleton and Paul Napleton of Napleton Automotive Group Bourbonnais Motor Cars Napleton’s Autowerks, a Lincoln-Mercedes-Benz-Mazda dealership in Bourbonnais, Ill.

The transaction did not include the Lincoln brand; the point was closed. Sunderland and Nocera also own Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park, Ill., and Sunderland owns three other luxury dealerships in Mechanicsburg, Pa. No broker was used in the transaction. 

04/28/2021 Faulkner/Wilderman Steve Faulkner Jim Wilderman Steve Faulkner Automotive and Steve Faulkner Chevrolet-Buick-GMC J Wilderman Autoplex, a Ford-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram store in Mount Carmel, Ill., and Patriot Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Princeton, Ind.

With the two acquisitions, Faulkner now has at least three stores. Faulkner acquired Merle Kelly Ford in Chanute, Kan., last year. Performance Brokerage Services represented Wilderman in the transactions. 

04/28/2021 Stoler/Staluppi Barry Stoler of Stoler Automotive Group John Staluppi Sr. of Atlantic Automotive Group Stoler Lexus and Lexus of Rockville Centre Atlantic Lexus of 110 in Farmingdale, N.Y., and Lexus of Rockville Centre in New York

Stoler Automotive is part of Len Stoler Automotive Group. These are the group’s 10th and 11th franchised dealerships and third and fourth Lexus stores. Dave Cantin and Brian Brown of DCG Acquisitions, a Dave Cantin Group company, handled the transaction.

04/28/2021 Kelly/Savage, Gagorik Kelly Auto Group Eric Savage and Greg Gagorik Kelly Toyota of Hamburg, Kelly Hyundai of Hamburg Freedom Toyota of Hamburg, Freedom Hyundai in Hamburg, Pa.

Pennsylvania-based Kelly Auto Group owns Kelly Nissan, Kelly Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, Kelly Buick-GMC and Kelly Mitsubishi, all in eastern Pennsylvania. It also owns two stores in Melbourne, Fla.: Kelly Ford and Infiniti of Melbourne. John Hyland and Drew Picon of DCG Acquisitions, a Dave Cantin Group company, handled the transaction between Kelly and Savage and Gagorik. 

04/28/2021 Elliott/Certa, Vivaldi Chris Elliott of Elliott Auto Group John Certa and Mike Vivaldi Elliott Team Ford Team Ford of Navasota in Texas

Performance Brokerage Services handled the transaction.

04/28/2021 Chief/Gainer Chief Automotive Group George Gainer Bay Hyundai-Lincoln, Bay Mitsubishi, Bay Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, all in Panama City, Fla.

Chief Automotive also owns Cadillac of Jackson in Ridgeland, Miss., Coast Chevrolet in Pascagoula, Miss., and Hallmark Hyundai in Hendersonville, Tenn. No broker was used in the transaction.

04/16/2021 Ciccolo, Bartolotti/Moore Ray Ciccolo and Tony Bartolotti of Village Automotive Group Bob Moore and Elaine Moore GMC Danvers Moore GMC Truck in Danvers, Mass.

Nancy Phillips Associates handled the transaction, along with lawyer Bob Macdonald of Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson law firm. Dealership consultant Tim Lerchenfeldt represented the seller. 

04/14/2021 Jim Ellis/Swickard Jim Ellis Automotive Group Swickard Auto Group Mercedes-Benz of Atlanta South in Georgia

Haig Partners represented the seller in the transaction.

04/14/2021 Redwood/Pendragon Redwood Automotive Pendragon Jaguar-Land Rover Santa Monica Hornburg Jaguar-Land Rover Santa Monica in California

This is Redwood Automotive’s first dealership. Redwood didn’t use a broker in the transaction. The sale completes Pendragon’s multiyear divestiture of its U.S. dealerships. 

04/14/2021 Chip, Kelly/Dickstein Gregory Chip and Bill Kelly Bruce Dickstein Toyota-Cadillac of Bourbonnais David Bruce Toyota-Cadillac in Bourbonnais, Ill.

Chip also owns Southlake Auto Group, with Kia and Nissan stores in Merrillville, Ind. No broker was used in the transaction. 

04/13/2021 Lithia/Pierce, Little Lithia Motors Mitch Pierce and Michael Little Avondale Nissan in Arizona
04/13/2021 Taylor/Prime Terry Taylor Prime Automotive Group Parkway Toyota of Boston Prime Toyota-Boston in West Roxbury, Mass.

Haig Partners represented the seller in the transaction.

04/13/2021 LMP/Bachman, Bernard LMP Automotive Holdings Phil Bachman and Myron Bernard Bachman-Bernard Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac in Greeneville, Tenn.

Bob Morris of Tim Lamb Group handled the transaction.

04/13/2021 Buelow, Lunghamer/Grover, Syverson John Buelow and Joe Lunghamer Gary Grover, Brad Grover and Jim Syverson Flagship Chevy Buick Grover Auto Co. in Zumbrota, Minn.

Gary Grover is remaining on as a salesman. Buelow also owns a Ford dealership in Baldwin, Wis. No broker was used in the transaction.

04/12/2021 Toothman/Johnson JR Toothman Adam Johnson Floyd Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram Johnson Family Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Floyd, Va.
04/12/2021 Group 1/Prime Group 1 Automotive Prime Automotive Group Ira Toyota of Orleans and Ira Toyota of Hyannis Orleans Toyota and Hyannis Toyota in Massachusetts

Haig Partners represented the seller in the transaction.

04/12/2021 F.X. Caprara/Wood F.X. Caprara Car Cos. The store was owned by Schiel Wood. F.X. Caprara Ford of Ogdensburg Parkway Ford Ogdensburg in New York

NNY360.com reported the sale.

04/12/2021 Bill Penney/Jasper Bill Penney Automotive Group via partners Zack Penney, Hunter Johnson and Ryan Hensley Automotive Group of Jasper Bill Penney Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram and Bill Penney Ford Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Jasper and Ford of Jasper in Alabama

The Daily Mountain Eagle reported the sale.

04/12/2021 US Auto/Qvale US Auto Trust Bruce Qvale and Qvale Auto Group Jaguar-Land Rover Stevens Creek in San Jose, Calif.

This is the fourth dealership for US Auto. Presidio Group represented the seller in the transaction.

04/12/2021 Tradition/Familo Tradition Automotive Group, operated by Dario Hodge and Makis Hodge Linda Familo Tradition Ford of Newark Concord Ford in Newark, N.Y.
04/12/2021 Taylor/Joseph David Taylor Brad Joseph David Taylor Belleville Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram Oliver C. Joseph Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Belleville, Ill.

Don Brown of Midwest Brokerage represented the seller in the transaction.

04/12/2021 Priority/Charles Barker Priority Auto Group Charles Barker Automotive Priority Lexus Virginia Beach and Priority Lexus Newport News Charles Barker Lexus Virginia Beach and Charles Barker Lexus Newport News, both in Virginia

The Virginian-Pilot reported the sale.

04/12/2021 Five Star/Mike Raisor Five Star Automotive Group Mike Raisor Auto Group Lafayette Ford-Lincoln, Lafayette Buick-GMC-Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz of Lafayette, Audi Lafayette and Lafayette Volkswagen Mike Raisor Ford-Lincoln, Mike Raisor Buick-GMC-Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz of Lafayette, Mike Raisor Audi and Mike Raisor Volkswagen, all in Lafayette, Ind.

Five Star now has 26 dealerships in five states. Bob Morris of Tim Lamb Group brokered the transaction.