COVID Update: Resilience and Realization

Resilience and Realization – Two different responses to the COVID pandemic In dozens of discussions with shop owners over the past four months, there is a marked divergence among MSOs about their plans for the future.   Many who are experiencing a strong rebound in revenues, have strong balance sheets and managed their expenses throughout the … Read moreCOVID Update: Resilience and Realization

Westward Ho: Dramatic Changes in the Southern California Repair Market

Four significant acquisitions in the last six months are emphatic evidence of the momentous changes in the largest collision repair market in the US – Southern California with more than $3.5 billion in repair volume.  In quick succession, Chicago based Crash Champions has acquired Pacific Elite and Fountain Valley Auto Body while Atlanta based Classic … Read moreWestward Ho: Dramatic Changes in the Southern California Repair Market

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