Rapid consolidation, increasing competition, accelerating technological changes and accelerating demands for growth capital are creating both opportunities and challenges for automotive aftermarket businesses.

We help business owners plan how to successfully navigate a rapidly-changing market while building maximum value for their businesses.

We help our clients plan, grow and sell. We use our relationships, industry data, and disciplined processes to help our clients evaluate and achieve successful outcomes for their owners, their employees and their partners.

Focus Advisors CEO, David Roberts, co-founded Caliber Collision Centers over 20 years ago. Since leaving Caliber in 2008, he and his team have specialized in assisting collision repairers, paint distributors and other automotive industry players. Over his career, David Roberts has advised dozens of owners and completed more than $500 million in successful transactions for clients who have trusted him and his team to deliver positive results. Contact us anytime to talk about your business, industry consolidation or the market in general.

Our Services

Focus Advisors is a full-service M&A advisory and investment banking firm. We are experts in the automotive aftermarket specializing in collision repair, assisting businesses of all sizes in selling, buying, raising capital, and planning.

Focus Advisors has also partnered with Marcus & Millichap, the top-performing commercial real-estate advisory firm, to offer our clients with premier collision repair tenants property valuation, marketing, and sales services.

Our clients are experts in operating their businesses. We are experts in helping clients find capital to expand, sell their businesses or create business growth and merger plans. Owners engage with us to identify, quantify and achieve their goals:

PREPARING
Advising owners on the business and offering for maximum value
IDENTIFYING
Identifying all prospective buyers: national and regional MSOs, strategic industry players, private equity, and other investors
ENGAGING
Engaging multiple bidders in a competitive auction
STRUCTURING
Structuring the deal correctly, asset or stock purchase, cash or debt, goodwill, earnouts and more
MANAGING
Managing Real Estate and lease disposition and terms
CARING
Advising sellers on alternatives for transitioning and compensating staff
TRANSITIONING
Transitioning after a sale, as an operator, in a new role, or into retirement
CLOSING
Closing the deal. Buyers have confidence that deals are much more likely to close when there is an intermediary involved

The acquisition and financing landscape for collision repairers and paint distributors is changing almost daily. Some consolidators have shifted their growth strategies away from acquiring businesses and into developing brown and greenfield locations. Some are pausing altogether. New entrants now include strategic buyers from other automotive industries, large and medium private equity investors and regionally focused MSOs and distributors have aggressively increased their acquisition targets with a focus on businesses with accelerating EBITDA growth. Our close relationships with all these buyers gives us a unique understanding of their needs, where the market is going, and how to best prepare and position our clients for success.

Selected Recent Transactions led by David Roberts

HERB’S PAINT & BODY

8 Locations
Dallas, TX

Herbs Paint & Body Shops

PRICE’S COLLISION CENTERS

9 Locations
Nashville, TN

Prices Collision Centers

D’ANGELOS AUTOMOTIVE

14 Locations
Southern CA

D'Angelos

CONCOURS COLLISION

4 Locations
Calgary Alberta

Concours

GLADWIN PAINT

8 Locations
South TX

Gladwin Paint

B&R BODY SHOP

7 Locations
Charlotte, NC

B&R Body Shop

KEENAN AUTO BODY

12 Locations
Philadelphia, PA

Keenan Auto Body

COLLISION CARE AUTO BODY CENTERS

7 Locations
Philadelphia, PA

Collision Care

THOROUGHBRED COLLISION CENTERS

6 Locations
Seattle, WA

TRAVELER’S BODY AND FENDER

1 Location
Fresno, CA

Travelers Body and Fender

VALLEY MOTOR CENTER

1 Location
Van Nuys, CA

Valley Motor Center

HARRINGTON BODY SHOP INC

1 Location
Rising Sun, MD

Harrington Body Shop

ATOMIC AUTO BODY

2 Locations
Richland, WA

KAYFIELD AUTOMOTIVE PAINT

5 Locations
Wilmington, DE

Kayfield Automotive Paint

RW MALLON AUTO PAINT & EQUIPMENT

2 Locations
Philadelphia, PA

RW Mallon Auto Paint

REFINISH SOLUTIONS

2 Locations
Fredericksburg, VA

Refinish Solutions

PAINTER’S SUPPLY

2 Locations
Sheridan, CO

Painters Supply

REDAWNING

1 Location
Berkeley, CA

Red Awning

ANDERSON RUBBISH DISPOSAL

2 Locations
Simi Valley, CA

Anderson Rubbish Disposal

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