Automotive News

Is the Acquisition Tide Receding for Collision Repairers?

For the last 5 years, FOCUS and other industry observers have been reporting on a continual increase in Consolidator acquisitions. Looking back at the year 2016, it appears the total number of MSO and single shops acquired by the Big Four Consolidators has peaked. From 2012 through the end of 2015, the number of shops acquired by the Big Four accelerated year over year over year even as the percentage growth rate slowed. But in 2016 the total number of new shops acquired or opened slowed dramatically – down by 40%! In 2017 the decline seems to be even greater.

An Industry Overview presented at the 2017 PBES Conference by Vincent Romans of the Romans Group, LLC.

This presentation was given at the AutoCare Association’s annual PBES conference in May 2017.  It kicked off the first day of the conference and was the introductory portion of a panel discussion entitled “Managing Change in the PBE industry – Grow and Thrive, or Sell?”  To receive a recap of the panel contact David Roberts… Read more »

Interview with Walt Hunter, Former COO and CFO of Kayfield Automotive Paint

A Distributor's Decision Process, an interview with Walt Hunter of Kayfield Paint

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 »