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FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Porterfield Tire, Inc. in its Sale to Tire Discounters

Porterfield Tire, Inc. has been acquired by Tire Discounters. Washington, DC, (February 12, 2021) – FOCUS Investment Banking (“FOCUS”), a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that Porterfield Tire, Inc. of Athens, Georgia, has been sold to Cincinnati-based Tire Discounters. FOCUS represented Porterfield Tire in this transaction.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Nokian Tyres’ Vianor Stores in the USA in a Sale to Gill’s Point S Tire & Auto Service

Vianor Tire Centers have been acquried by Gill's Point S Tire & Auto Service Washington, DC, (September 17, 2020) — FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, with a specialty in the automotive aftermarket, announced today that Nokian Tyres company-owned Vianor Stores in New England have been acquired by Gill’s Point S Tire & Auto Service. FOCUS represented Nokian Tyres in this transaction.

FOCUS Investment Banker Michael McGregor Discusses Tire Dealership M&A

In the wake of COVID-19, you might be wondering if merger and acquisition (M&A) activities at the tire dealership level have kicked the bucket. According to MTD research, rumors of that demise have been overstated. Just compare last year's MTD Top 100 list of the biggest independent tire dealerships in the United States to this year's MTD 100.

Acquiring Controlled Distribution Aids Brand Share Growth

Here’s a little history lesson for the young people. Bridgestone Corp. was not always the largest tire company in the world. The acquisition of Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in 1988 helped make it the largest.

Initially, the deal did not include the Firestone stores, but to outbid a combined offer from Pirelli & Cie …

Who’s Winning the Battle for Tire-Buying Consumers?

It seems like every issue of Modern Tire Dealer has an announcement of a new acquisition by Monro Inc., Icahn Automotive Group LLC, Bridgestone Americas Inc. and the like. One would assume by reading these that what I call the company-owned conglomerates are “winning the war” for the hearts and minds of consumers, but I would disagree. I think tire dealers are winning right now.