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Quanz Auto Body, in Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Multiple Shop Operations (MSOs)

Focus Advisors represents Quanz Auto Body in its sale to Crash Champions

Dec. 21, 2021
Started 42 years by their father, Rick Quanz, brothers and current owners Adam, Daniel, and Andrew Quanz grew the business from one to four locations to become the second largest...
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Conflicting forces continue impacting the collision repair industry

Dec. 6, 2021
Headwinds and tailwinds impacting the industry.
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Multiple Shop Operations (MSOs)

Focus Advisors represents 8-location MSO in sale to Driven Brands

Oct. 18, 2021
Focus Advisors announced the sale of eight CARSTAR franchise shops owned by Jeff Middleton and Kevin Parsons to Driven Brands.
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Multiple Shop Operations (MSOs)

Focus Advisors represents Cornforth-Campbell CARSTAR in sale to Driven Brands

Oct. 15, 2021
Focus Advisors, the leading M&A firm specializing in collision repair transactions, is proud to announce the sale of two CARSTAR franchise shops to franchisor, Driven Brands.
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Multiple Shop Operations (MSOs)

Focus Advisors represents Master Collision Group in its sale to Quality Collision

Jan. 4, 2021
FOCUS Advisors is proud to announce the sale of its client, Master Collision Group, to Quality Collision Group of Cynwyd, Pa.

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Billions and Billions: Private Equity Investments in Collision Repair Surge

June 13, 2024
The private equity sponsors in the collision repair industry today manage more than $400 billion in managed assets.

Growing the Independent MSO: Create More Value by Scaling Up  

April 26, 2024
Valuations for MSOs differ from single shops. Learn how growing to three locations can generate multiples of value.
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Vinart Dealerships sells body shop business to Vive Collision

June 5, 2023
Focus Advisors represented the dealership group in its sale to the regional MSO.
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Multiple Shop Operations (MSOs)

Automotive M&A Specialist: Private equity in collision repair is more committed than ever

May 15, 2023
Private equity firms continue to invest more and more capital, with implications for MSOs and single shops that cannot be ignored.
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Multiple Shop Operations (MSOs)

Action Carstar sale to CollisionRight includes mechanical business

April 19, 2023
Focus Advisors, which brokered the deal, notes that consolidators are increasingly interested in acquiring complementary mechanical businesses.
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Multiple Shop Operations (MSOs)

Focus Advisors gives perspectives on MSO mergers and acquisitions in 2022

Feb. 10, 2023
Outlook for 2023: With the rising cost of capital and a protracted technician shortage, the larger consolidators may focus on strengthening their existing holdings.
Multiple Shop Operations (MSOs)

Food for thought on Thanksgiving – 11 ways to create a better exit

Nov. 18, 2022
Whether an exit from the body shop business is in your immediate future or not remotely on your radar, here are 11 practices that will ensure you are best prepared.
Mills Body Shops
Multiple Shop Operations (MSOs)

CollisonRight acquires Mills Body Shops

Oct. 12, 2022
Second generation operators Don Decker Jr. and his brother Britt Decker continue to run the business today and have grown Mills Body Shops into one of the most well-respected ...
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The calm before the storm? Focus Advisors weighs in on the state of the collision repair industry and further consolidation

July 20, 2022
As the economy slows, look for more focus from investors on cash-generating and defensive industries such as collision repair.
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Crash Champions Growth

Breaking down how the Crash Champions/Service King deal will affect its competitive position

July 19, 2022
The resulting merger is a combination of a deep-pocketed capital sponsor, an extensive management team, geographic penetration and scale that now rivals its two biggest competitors...

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Multiple Shop Operations (MSOs)

Focus Advisors reviews collision repair acquisitions in 2021

Jan. 25, 2022
The industry is catching its breath after a year of sprinting that saw extraordinary acquisition activity
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Collision Works' Oklahoma City location
Multiple Shop Operations (MSOs)

Observations on Collision Works sale to Gerber

Sept. 1, 2021
In industry update, Focus Advisors Managing Director David Roberts says sale illustrates how large MSOs are creating value for their owners

The rise of Amazon and its impact on collision repair

Aug. 18, 2021
How much attention do you pay to those ever-present gray vans emblazoned with the Amazon logo? Did you ever stop to think who owns them? And who repairs them?
Multiple Shop Operations (MSOs)

Two responses to COVID — resilience and realization

May 4, 2021
In dozens of discussions with shop owners over the past four months, David Roberts and Chris Lane with Focus Advisors Automotive report that there is a marked divergence among...