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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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Anatomy of a Deal: Ramona Tire

Experience the process of preparing for a sale, identifying prospects, and getting the maximum return through real examples of how it happened.

Integrating Retail Into a Commercial Tire Business

As commercial tire dealers look to enhance their business values into the same stratosphere as retail tire dealers, some are looking at integrating the more profitable elements of retail business into their commercial operations. From a customer retention and profit perspective, this makes perfect sense.

FOCUS Investment Banking Buy-Side Process

Learn why tire dealers and automotive aftermarket operations use acquisitions to grow. Michael McGregor explains how FOCUS Bankers help clients make the critical decisions when seeking to expand by buying a business.

What’s Your Business Worth? It Depends

As compared with the public markets, the private capital markets are like the wild west. I liken it to a frontier town where there’s no sheriff, plenty of gunslingers and news travels slowly by stagecoach.

FOCUS Investment Bank Sell Side Process

FOCUS Investment Bank's unique knowledge-driven process improves the opportunity for owners of automotive tire and aftermarket businesses to get the best return when selling their operation. This brief overview of their sell side process puts in perspective the steps involved in this complex endeavor.

Tax Uncertainty Will Boost M&A Activity

Elections have consequences. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was passed by the slimmest of margins in the Republican-controlled Senate and House through a budget reconciliation process that needed only a majority of votes to pass. We find ourselves now with the situation having flipped.