Automotive News

Interview with Walt Hunter, Former COO and CFO of Kayfield Automotive Paint and current Principal at FOCUS

As consolidation in the collision repair industry continues unabated, consolidation in paint distribution has been accelerating as well. National distributors continue to acquire regional and local jobbers, prompting many jobbers to actively consider what this should signal to them.  It’s more than just others selling that is now making a large number of owners look closely… Read more »

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents D’Angelos Automotive and Industrial Coatings, Inc. in its Sale to FinishMaster/Uni-Select

D'Angelos Automotive & Industrial Coatings has been acquired by FinishMaster, Inc.

Transaction is second largest acquisition in refinish paint distribution industry. Washington, DC (January 31, 2017) — FOCUS Investment Banking, the leading advisory and intermediary firm in the automotive services sector, is proud to announce that D’Angelos Automotive and Industrial Coatings and its 14 locations have been acquired by FinishMaster, Inc, a subsidiary of Uni-Select, Inc…. Read more »

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Robert W Mallon Inc. in its Acquisition by Colours, Inc.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Robert W Mallon Inc. in its Acquisition by Colours, Inc.

Washington, DC (November 18, 2016) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that Robert W Mallon Inc. has been acquired by Colours, Inc., one of the fastest growing PPG Platinum paint distributors in the United States. Together with Mallon Auto Paint… Read more »

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Collision Care Auto Body Centers In Its Acquisition by Caliber Collision Centers

Collision Care Auto Body Centers has been acquired by Caliber Collision.

Washington, DC (June 20, 2016) – FOCUS Investment Banking LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that seven Collision Care Auto Body Centers have been acquired by Caliber Collision Centers. FOCUS represented Collision Care in the transaction. Collision Care is the Philadelphia area’s premier… Read more »

FOCUS Investment Banking represents Gladwin Paint Company in its acquisition by FinishMaster (Uni-Select, Inc.)

Gladwin Paint Company has been acquired by Finishmaster Inc.

Washington, DC (May 2, 2016) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that Gladwin Automotive Paint and its eight locations have been acquired by FinishMaster, Inc, a subsidiary of Uni-Select, Inc. (TSE:UNS).  FinishMaster is the leading national independent distributor of automotive… Read more »

FOCUS: Consolidation in 4,000-outlet paint jobber industry echoes auto body trends

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The heavy consolidation trend in the collision repair industry continues to be mirrored in the 4,000-outlet, $4 billion paint refinish distribution segment, a new FOCUS Investment Banking report notes.

“There are multiple buyers, many willing sellers, cheap capital and attractive prices,” FOCUS Managing Director David Roberts wrote in a recent study.