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

Grow And Thrive With A Tribe

We often write about how consolidation is constantly creating new landscapes in the collision repair industry, one increasingly dominated by the largest MSOs. At the same time, many operators have grown their own organizations into strong super regional or regional MSOs with three to 75 shops. What is sometimes overlooked is the reach and sophistication … Read moreGrow And Thrive With A Tribe

The Long-Rumored Sale Of Cook’s Collision And Its Implications

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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 filing on a debt issue by ABRA that mentions Cook’s, we believe the rumors are finally being validated. In that summary reported on Bloomberg, ABRA is seeking to borrow $140 million+ … Read moreThe Long-Rumored Sale Of Cook’s Collision And Its Implications

Rise Of The Regional And Super Regional MSOS

The pronounced shift in consolidator focus from platform acquisitions to brownfields, greenfields and single shops has opened the door for regional and multi-regional MSOs to grow more rapidly as acquisition values have somewhat cooled. The FOCUS Advisors team has been following the growth of these MSOs for nearly a decade. “As we’ve seen the Consolidators … Read moreRise Of The Regional And Super Regional MSOS

State Of The Collision Repair Industry, A Quick Look, July 2018

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 to look back and ahead. Consolidator Growth Continues Both Caliber and Gerber have continued their steady growth with both shop acquisitions and new brownfield and greenfield openings.  Gerber’s most notable acquisition … Read moreState Of The Collision Repair Industry, A Quick Look, July 2018

Young Guns of the MSO World

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Amidst all the change and turmoil in the collision repair industry, the success of some of the fastest-growing MSOs is being driven by impressive young operators. This younger generation of leaders is navigating profound operating and technological changes and finding opportunity as industry consolidation continues to accelerate. FenderBender and David Roberts, Managing Director of Focus Investment Banking, explore … Read moreYoung Guns of the MSO World