Automotive Industry News & Insights

In the automotive aftermarket, it’s e-commerce—or else

If you’re an automotive aftermarket retailer and you’re not selling online, you run the risk of being left behind. If you are already selling online, great—but you may need to up your game if you hope to stay competitive going forward. Indeed, having a holistic sales approach—physical stores and e-commerce—may be the best way to compete in this rapidly changing and growing business. M&A may be the quickest way to get there.

Build Your Business with a Buyer in Mind

Most entrepreneurs start a business based on one or two of many potential reasons---it could be to exploit a unique skillset or access to talent, pursue a passion or simply meet a need otherwise not being met in the marketplace.

Reinventing your tire distribution business

The family-owned wholesale tire distributorships in the U.S. is a competitive, low-margin business. Most relationships between distributors and retailers don’t include long-term contracts. The only real differentiator for new players entering the market is price. Giorgio Andonian talks about what you need to do to stand out in these conditions.

Brothers Mail Order Industries Case Study

Brothers has been acquired by Holley

Brothers Mail Order Industries, America's number one source for 1947-87 Chevrolet and GMC truck parts, has been acquired by Holley, the largest and fastest growing platform for performance automotive enthusiasts. This case study highlights the unique process of this transaction.

T Sportline Case Study

T Sportline has been acquired by Kian Capital

T Sportline, a Los Angeles-based e-commerce provider and first mover in the Tesla aftermarket space, has been acquired by Kian Capital, a private investment firm. This case study highlights the unique process of this transaction.