Here’s our 2022 list of the top U.S. dealership groups

Morgan Automotive Team broke into the list’s best 10 for the very first time, incorporating 8 suppliers and bringing its full to 53. 7 came from the group’s obtain of Reeves Import Motorcars in Tampa, Fla., in October.

CEO Brett Morgan instructed Automotive Information the team continues to eye acquisition targets, notably in its critical marketplaces in Florida.

A lot more progress is also on the head of Borches. Growth makes it possible for Carter Myers to offer weightier profession chances, she claimed.

“Again in the day when there were being a ton of single-stage dealerships, you may possibly hit the ceiling of your career as a product sales supervisor or services supervisor since perhaps there had been a few or 4 family members customers at that up coming amount,” Borches claimed.

LaFontaine Automotive Group, of Highland, Mich., rose 10 places on the checklist to No. 33. Its acquisitions in 2021 introduced its total to 29 and extra makes new to the group — Lincoln and Mazda. But there are nonetheless franchises the team does not have — significant-conclusion German models this sort of as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi and luxury British brands Jaguar and Land Rover, spokesman Max Muncey explained.

“We have a gap in our portfolio,” Muncey reported. “We recognize that, so these undoubtedly are brands we are seeking for.”

LaFontaine’s leaders see opportunity as scaled-down dealership groups check out providing, anything that can be triggered when retail outlet proprietors do not have a line of succession, he mentioned.

Such exploration means offer-earning could velocity up much more in 2022, professionals say.

“We’re gonna see a continued acceleration in consolidation and then the normal sort of changing hands of targets that are not really the typical consolidators,” mentioned Mark Johnson, president of obtain-offer agency MD Johnson in Enumclaw, Clean.

Jack Walsworth contributed to this report.

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