Focus Advisors Automotive M&A on the state of Consolidation and Independent MSOs in 2023

The Big Collision Repair Consolidation: Past, Present, and Future Industry Trends The collision repair industry has experienced dramatic consolidation over the past 25 years, transforming an industry that was once comprised of over 50,000 small businesses into one increasingly dominated by large national operators. David Roberts, Managing Director at Focus Advisors Automotive M&A, provided invaluable insights … Read more

Focus Advisors represents three-shop Denver MSO in sale to Classic Collision, marking their 250th location

DENVER, November 13, 2023 – Focus Advisors, the leading M&A firm specializing in collision repair transactions, is proud to announce the sale of three collision repair shops in  greater Denver to Classic Collision. The individual shops are Vintage Autoworks (Littleton, CO), Northern Colorado Auto Reconditioning (Greeley), and Body’s by Brown (Englewood). This transaction with Classic … Read more

Able Body Shop

Able Body Shop was started in 2002 by Ryan Cropper, with the purchase of a shop in downtown Anchorage. Over the next 18 years, Ryan expanded the business — strategically opening two larger shops, aligning Able with the burgeoning needs of the Anchorage market. The rise of consolidation in the industry prompted Ryan to reflect on the business, and he understood that more capital, more scale, and being part of a larger organization was the future.

Finish Strong – even when you feel like “I’m done.”

For an increasing number of single shops and small MSO operators, the frequent and emphatic conclusion is “I’m done. I’m getting out.”  Why now? What’s happening? Is it an age thing? Is it the never-ending stress of responding to insurance company demands or of trying to adequately staff and retain employees?  Is it dealing with … Read more

Focus Advisors Represents Vinart Dealerships in their Body Shop Sale and Services Agreement

May 26, 2023 – Focus Advisors, the leading M&A firm in Collision Repair, is proud to announce the successful sale of Vinart Dealerships’ body shop and formation of its ongoing services agreement with VIVE Collision. Vinart’s body shop in Allentown, PA services the Lehigh Valley with certifications for Honda, Acura, Hyundai, Mercedes, and Porsche. VIVE … Read more

Private Equity in Collision Repair: More Committed Than Ever

Scale is paramount to performance in the consolidation of the $36 billion collision repair market.  Private equity provides the fuel that accelerates the consolidation. And private equity firms continue to invest more and more capital with implications for MSOs and single shops that cannot be ignored.   A Bit of History Private equity (PE) investors … Read more