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Michael J. McGregor

Managing Director
Michael McGregor advises and assists multi-location tire dealers on mergers and acquisitions in the automotive aftermarket.

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Meet a Dealmaker: Sun Auto’s Garman Talks M&A Strategy

"I do think that values are leveling out and maybe even softening a bit and we might have hit a peak in valuations, at least for a little while," says Chris Garman, vice president of corporate development, Sun Auto Tire & Service Inc. "But the values are still really good and people are still able to retire based on what they’ve built."

Getting Your Business Ready

Michael McGregor is Managing Director at FOCUS Investment Banking. His experience includes fifteen years of advising on business transfers, capital raises, and management buyouts for middle-market businesses. He has been a founder or co-founder of three automotive-related businesses. Michael is the author of the book Buy, Build, Fix, Sell, which helps tire and service dealers …

Mobile Tire Service Can Be a Powerful Value-Add for Dealers

Michael McGregor breaks down the benefits he sees in mobile tire installation. He says the pioneers in the space seem to have a lot of mutual respect for each other and are sharing ideas as they build this industry segment. But they're also doing it their own way.
Photo: Joe Tomarchio

Meet the Dealmaker: Monro’s Joe Tomarchio

Monro's Joe Tomarchio says, "The one overwhelming thing I see is that tire dealers don't collect for the value of their service, their convenience and their trustworthiness. They just don't charge enough."