December 31, 2020 – FOCUS Advisors is proud to announce the sale of its client, Master Collision Group, to Quality Collision Group of Cynwyd PA. Master Collision operates 4 shops in and around Minneapolis, MN, and was in the process of acquiring a 5th location when it was acquired by Quality Collision. All 5 locations will operate under the Master Collision brand.
Master Collision Group was started in 1984 by Paul Oberstar, first as Paramount Collision in Minneapolis, then using the Master name after acquiring and opening 3 more locations just outside the city in Bloomington, Plymouth, and Chanhassen. This acquisition is the second for Quality Collision Group, a newly formed platform Multi-Shop Operator backed by the private capital arm of Susquehanna International. CEO Jerod Guerin of Quality commented that “Master Collision is the epitome of our growth strategy – quality people, quality locations and quality relationships. We are proud to carry on the Master legacy by building it into a top service provider in the twin cities.”
Owner Paul Oberstar stated, “I’ve spent 34 years in this business and we were still growing. Finding the right partner to keep the name and the growth going was important to me. Quality has the capital and the drive to do that – and to bring my team along with them.”
David Roberts, Managing Director of Focus Advisors, observed that Quality has taken a unique approach in its acquisition strategy with a focus on large metro area platforms with high end certifications and dealer relationships. “Master Collision exemplifies that as the only BMW certified repairer in their market, while also delivering large, state of the art facilities and process excellence.”
After 36 years Mr Oberstar decided it was time to exit the business and selected Focus Advisors to represent him, “I needed experienced investment banking expertise to get the value I deserved from my life’s work, but equally important to me was trust in the people who would be working with me. David Roberts and Chris Lane of Focus have both, and I’m extremely happy I chose them as my partners in this process.”
About FOCUS Advisors:
FOCUS Advisors (focusadvisors.com) is a full-service FINRA-registered M&A advisory firm serving collision industry entrepreneurs looking for advice about growth and sale options, representing them in raising capital or selling their businesses. Managing Director, David Roberts has been the industry’s leading advisor to MSOs and single shops with more than 22 industry transactions in the last 6 years including recent sales of large MSOs such as Pride Auto Body, Fix Auto USA, Fix ACAB, Price’s Collision in Nashville and Herb’s Body and Paint in Dallas.
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