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 talks Consolidation and the Largest MSOs at the MSO Symposium

On Monday, October 30th, Focus Advisors Founder and Managing Director, David Roberts, presented at the 12th annual MSO Symposium in Las Vegas on the state of consolidation in the collision repair industry and gave an overview of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing MSOs. His full presentation is available for download if you’d kindly provide your … Read more

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

Strategic Divergence – 2022 Year in Review

The acquisition and development strategies of key consolidators have come more sharply into view during 2022. The Big Five deepened and diversified their offerings. The Accelerating Competitors continued to ramp up their growth. The Newcomers established geographic diversity. And more private equity firms than ever kicked lots of tires looking for their entry platforms. How … Read more

Focus Advisors Represents CARSTAR Highland of Denver in its sale to Classic Collision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2022 – Focus Advisors, the leading M&A firm specializing in collision repair transactions, is proud to announce the sale of CARSTAR Highland in Denver CO to Classic Collision. The transaction represented a successful exit for Co-owners Gunnar and Lynette Greenemeier, who built their MSO over 20 years in the Denver market.  “Selling our … Read more

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