2022 FenderBender Conference Takeaways

Who has time for conferences? You may not, so that’s why we went instead. Over three days of sessions and networking, we covered a lot of ground, and wanted to capture some of it for you. The conference drew 170+ attendees including speakers, owners and staff from single-shops, MSOs, and consolidators from across the nation. … Read more

Crash Champions is Merging with Service King

After months of speculation about the future of Service King, a blockbuster merger was announced to Service King managers last Friday. The two consolidators will merge and create a 550+ shop operation with upwards of $2 billion in annualized sales.  While still smaller than Gerber and far behind Caliber, this new entity will be competing … Read more

Focus Advisors Represents Quanz Auto Body in its Sale to Crash Champions

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

Headwinds and Tailwinds

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.

Focus Advisors Represents a 2-shop MSO in its sale to an Undisclosed Buyer

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 an undisclosed buyer. Kurt and Kathy Johnson, co-owners of the MSO in Puyallup and 30-year industry veterans, built their highly successful MSO 30 miles south of Seattle.  Co-owner Kathy Johnson … Read more