GM, Stellantis, Mercedes-Benz dealerships sell in Q4 deals

Ethel Walsh

Canada’s Alpha Vehicle Team expands in the U.S.

Canada’s Alpha Auto Group in November expanded its U.S. holdings into its next condition with the invest in of its very first Mercedes-Benz keep, in Fresno, Calif.

The transaction to purchase Mercedes-Benz of Fresno shut Nov. 22, with Scott Biehl and Triunity Automotive Team as sellers, mentioned George Karolis, president of Presidio Team, an investment decision banking and advisory firm dependent in Atlanta and Denver. The business represented the sellers in the transaction.

“We are thrilled to welcome our new Fresno teammates to the AAG family,” Alpha Car Group claimed in a assertion. “Introducing Mercedes-Benz to our lineup has very long been a target of ours. We are energized to add the dynamic California market place to our portfolio. It is a strategic addition and constructing block for our progress.”

The offer also involved the sale of Central Valley Fleet Sales & Service in Fresno, a employed-car or truck retailer and fleet provider small business, to Alpha Auto, Karolis instructed Automotive Information in an email.

Alpha Car of Toronto, Ontario, entered the U.S. in 2018 with the purchase Wilsonville Toyota and Wilsonville Subaru in Oregon. The group on its site claimed it is wanting to buy single dealerships and supplier teams with as lots of 20 shops throughout Canada and the U.S.

Biehl mentioned he no more time has any dealerships. In August, Triunity Automotive offered Jaguar-Land Rover Los Angeles to US Automobile Rely on, a dealership group led by Edward Glazer, an operator of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Biehl was supplier principal of that retail store, and Presidio Group also represented him and Triunity Automotive in that sale.

Raymond acquires 2nd new-car or truck retailer

Gerry Raymond, president of Gerry Raymond Automotive, in October acquired his next new-auto dealership, Gerry Raymond Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Brookville, in Western Pennsylvania.

Drew Picon, a managing director of DCG Acquisitions, a Dave Cantin Group enterprise, explained he represented equally buyer and vendor in the Oct. 27 transaction.

The selling seller was William J. Kelly of the former Kelly Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram keep.

Raymond made his 1st dealership acquisition in 2021, acquiring the previous Crew Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, in Wintersville, Ohio, west of Pittsburgh. It was renamed Gerry Raymond Chevrolet-Buick-GMC. Another Dave Cantin Group business, DCG Funds, facilitated that previously purchase, Picon claimed.

Raymond participated in DCG Capital’s Ownership Accelerator Application, which will help professionals and executives at franchised dealerships and used-auto suppliers purchase their 1st new-vehicle retail store.

Capital for the Stellantis dealership acquisition was furnished by Stay Oak Financial institution and the consumer also was assisted by guide Biltmore Automotive Services.

Raymond, in a cell phone interview, stated that for his second acquire he sought a Stellantis dealership. “I presently have Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, so I was seeking to diversify myself, and my consumers, with much more brand names,” he claimed.

Brookville, Pa. is a rural market place, Raymond reported, with the edge of a massive territory with couple of other dealerships all around.

“With the surrounding places, you will find so a great deal company to be had and I imagine buyers would seriously like to see any individual with a much more aggressive tactic like we have,” he claimed. “There are not as quite a few dealerships in shut proximity, for a 40- or 50-mile radius.”

Kelly’s father, previous car industry government William S. Kelly, the previous CEO of Saab Cars and trucks United states of america Inc., served as an informal adviser in the acquire-sell negotiations, the son stated.

William J. Kelly reported the Chevrolet-Buick-GMC store was his only dealership. Dealerships are in demand from customers and the present-day seller’s market was a component in the selection to provide, he said.

“I am heading to retire — for right now,” Kelly explained, including “it was time” to promote.

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