Industry and Local Trends

Infographic: Dealership M&A Market

Downshifting, but Still Active

After years of record-breaking automobile sales and robust dealer valuations, the industry has seen a dip in overall new vehicle sales. With pressure on sales and dealership profit levels, many in the dealer business are looking at the trends to assess the business and its future and decide whether to buy, sell or hold a dealership.

By looking at acquisition trends, valuations and multiples, dealer business leaders can get a picture of the dynamics at work in today’s market. Positive dealer ROIs projections based on robust cash flows continue to support dealership demand.

Years of record-breaking automotive sales have increased dealer revenue and profit and pushed dealer

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