David Roberts

Managing Director, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC

Roberts co-founded Caliber Collision, the world’s first consolidator and now its largest collision repairer. Helping raise more than $125 million in capital for Caliber and other providers, he also led the acquisition of 37 individual shops and MSOs over nearly 10 years. As head of Focus’ Automotive Services Group, he leads a team of six professionals with deep experience in strategic advisory and M&A transactions for entrepreneurs, acquirers and investors in collision repair, mechanical services, quick-lube and insurance services.

Roberts more than 15 years experience advising sellers and buyers of middle-market companies. He holds a JD from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley where he has been an Adjunct Lecturer since 2003. He earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University. He also served as an officer in the US Navy.

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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.
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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)

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.
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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.