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IAS Acquired by iA Financial for $720M

iA Financial Group announced the acquisition of IAS, an F&I products and services provider that counts 4,300 dealers in all 50 U.S. states.

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HGreg.com Acquires Massive South Florida Nissan Dealership

Canadian auto group HGreg.com has added an eighth Florida dealership to its roster, acquiring the former AutoNation Nissan Kendall, one of America’s biggest Nissan stores.

UDS Acquires Dealer Marketing Link

UDS announced the acquisition of Dealer Marketing Link, a Pennsylvania F&I services provider.

EVs Cost Even More Than You Think

Mergers and alliances among factories are proliferating as the demand for mass-market electric vehicles increases and the cost to build them makes profitability impossible.

FCA, PSA Reach Tentative Merger Deal

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group have agreed to join forces to create the world’s No. 4 automaker in a $48 billion deal designed to save the factories billions in research and development costs.

Report: FCA and PSA in Merger Talks

Bloomberg reports Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group, which includes the Peugeot, Opel, and Citroen brands, could announce a merger as soon as this week, a deal that would form a General Motors-sized factory.

Survey: Optimism Soars Among Subaru, Toyota Dealers

The results of Kerrigan Advisors’ first annual dealer survey show Subaru and Toyota franchisees lead the industry in believing their dealerships will increase in value, outpacing all other brands — including highlines.

World’s First Carbon-Neutral Dealership Changes Hands

Motorcars Honda of Cleveland Heights has been purchased and renamed by the nine-store Foundation Automotive group. The Ohio store was recognized by BP as the world’s first carbon-neutral auto dealership in 2016.

Used-Vehicle Volumes Up 4.1% Among Privately Owned Dealers

Haig Partners’ Q2 report charts an astonishing 60% drop in buy/sell activity among U.S. auto dealerships and finds privately held stores and groups are increasingly focused on pre-owned sales.

Pace of Dealership Acquisitions Slows in Q2

Kerrigan Advisors’ latest Blue Sky buy/sell report counts 49 transactions in the second quarter, a slight decline from Q1 but enough to maintain a 200-plus-transaction pace for 2019.