Collision repair has often been called the ugly stepchild of a dealer organization. Some dealers, though, have made collision repair the stars of their organizations.
Recently, the Investment Banking Team at Focus Advisors sat down with some key industry leaders and posed a number of provocative questions about pressing issues. Over the course of many hours, these deeply experienced entrepreneurs shared their own thoughts, opinions and principles on which they are growing their businesses. Below we share brief comments from each of them.
With 2021 now in the rearview mirror, the industry is catching its breath after a year of sprinting that saw extraordinary acquisition activity.
December 21, 2021 – Focus Advisors, the leading M&A firm specializing in collision repair transactions, is proud to announce that its client, Quanz Auto Body of Albuquerque, NM, has been acquired by Crash Champions
“We wasted a lot of time trying to sell our MSO by ourselves. And if we had succeeded, it would have cost us millions of dollars trying to save a few hundred thousand on fees. Talk about pennywise and pound foolish – that was.”
While repair demand has never been higher for most well positioned providers, technician shortages have never been worse. Parts costs are rising rapidly and cycle times are growing longer. Revenues and profits have been slow to recover for most collision repairers – whether large or small.
October 1, 2021 – Focus Advisors, the leading M&A firm specializing in collision repair transactions, is proud to announce the sale of two shops to
October 1, 2021 – Focus Advisors, the leading M&A firm specializing in collision repair transactions, is proud to announce the sale of eight shops to
Focus Advisors Industry Observations: The Rise of Amazon and How it Impacts the Collision Repair Industry
How much attention do you pay to those ever-present gray vans emblazoned with the Amazon logo? Did you ever stop to think who owns them?
Four significant acquisitions in the last six months are emphatic evidence of the momentous changes in the largest collision repair market in the US –
With the pandemic depressing collision business performance and providing uncertainty, why are buyers more plentiful and active than ever?
Published in Autobody News April 27, 2020 Written by Stacey Phillips David Roberts, managing director of FOCUS Advisors, Inc. With Driven Brands‘ purchase of Fix Auto USA and Auto Center
David Roberts, Managing Director of FOCUS Advisors (focusadvisors.com), comments on the year just ended and expectations for 2020.
Rumors have circulated for years that Cook’s Collision “was putting itself on the market,” “was about to be sold,” “has been sold,” etc. Given the recent
The first six months of 2018 are now in the rearview mirror, NACE is rapidly approaching, so we at FOCUS are taking a few moments
Twenty-two years ago, David Roberts was the Chairman of the Board for Caliber Collision Centers, Inc. when he wrote an article in Autobody News. The article, titled “Shop Consolidation, Is
For the last 5 years, Focus Advisors and other industry observers have been reporting on a continual increase in Consolidator acquisitions. Looking back at the