Focus Advisors 2020 Midyear Report

It’s August 2020 and we are more than halfway through a most extraordinary year. The Great Pause continues. What follows is our midyear update.  As always please feel free to reach out to us anytime for information, advice, or just to share what you and we are seeing in our industry right now. Operations Average … Read more

David Roberts Shares Impact of Driven Brands Purchase of Fix Auto USA & ACAB

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 Auto Body on April 21, the collision repair industry is experiencing another shift in landscape during a time of accelerating consolidations. FOCUS Advisors, a full-service mergers and acquisitions (M&A) firm specializing … Read more

Crash Champions Merges with Pacific Elite

Crash Champions of Chicago and its Private Equity partner A&M Capital have merged with Pacific Elite of California. The merger creates the 5th largest non-Consolidator MSO in the US with 37 locations.

New Mountain invests in Classic Collision

Classic Collision becomes the 3rd large regional MSO to raise expansion capital, entering the arms race to become the next Caliber. Classic Collision, a 34 location MSO based in Atlanta, has raised an undisclosed amount from New Mountain Capital LLC, a new private equity entrant into collision repair.  Classic, which recently acquired Carolina Auto Body … Read more