AUTO DEALERSHIP SALES, MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Bobby Layman CAD GMC

The Performance Columbus Family of Dealerships has added another automotive dealership to its group.

STEELE AUTO GROUP

Steele Auto Group of Nova Scotia is expanding into Texas with ambitions of creating “some critical mass” in the Lone Star State.

KEN GANLEY

Ken Ganley has acquired Bill Doraty Kia and is converting it into a Ganley-branded dealership.

BOB SERPENTINI

The Serpentini Auto Group, already one of Ohio's largest Chevrolet dealership organizations, just got a lot bigger.

JAKE SWEENEY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

One of Greater Cincinnati’s largest auto dealers has purchased a longtime dealership.

RICK GERMAIN

Germain Automotive is expanding its central Ohio footprint by buying five Columbus-area Sonic Automotive dealerships.

SVG MOTORS

Steve Van Gorder is planning new auto dealerships in Washington Court House, he said in a LinkedIn message this week.

ZT MOTORS

ZT Motors, a portfolio company of Houston-based Private Equity firm, ZT Corporate, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Steve Rayman Chevrolet dealership located in Atlanta, Georgia.

HEMBREE

Another major change for general motors here locally. After more than 60 years, the Hembree family is out of the Chevy business.

DECOSKY

A Mount Vernon institution will change over to new management Dec. 10, when John DeCosky officially enters retirement. The new owners will not be released until Dec. 10, according to son and sales manager, Michael DeCosky.

STEVE LANDERS AUTOMOTIVE GROUP


The Steve Landers Auto Group has purchased and taken over operations of what was the Crossroads Chevrolet and Cadillac dealership at 4630 E. 32nd St. in Joplin.

Shorkey Auto Group

If the first full month’s sales are any indication, Jim Shorkey Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is in for a long, prosperous run in the Mahoning Valley, says one of the group’s principals.

BUTLER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

A family owned dealership that’s been in Macon for nearly 100 years has been bought by another family owned automotive group that’s been in the city almost 50 years.

8 3 2018 Francis

After 18 years, Brad Francis, owner of Brad Francis Automotive Group, has decided to sell the group to Melloy Auto Group of Albuquerque, a deal targeted to close on Aug. 8.

FELDMAN AND WAHLBERG

‘All the Money in the World’ star Mark Wahlberg and a business partner are buying Bobby Layman Chevrolet in Columbus

3 2 2018 HUGH WHITE

The owner of Hugh White Honda has purchased Taylor Automotive Group, which has auto dealerships in Lancaster and Athens.

GERVAIS VW

Auto dealer Atamian has turned over its Volkswagen component to Gervais Auto Group, moving Volkswagen sales from Tewksbury to its dealership complex in Lowell.

ISLAND AUTO GROUP

In a multi-million dollar deal, Island Auto Group has purchased eight Staten Island-based automobile dealerships in Grasmere and Dongan Hills that were formerly owned by the Manfredi family.

TIM GLOCKNER

They started in 1847, six generations ago, when Bernard Glockner started selling hardware, bicycles and buggies.

SERRA AUTOMOTIVE

Serra Automotive continued its out-of-state expansion earlier this week as the Grand Blanc-based dealer announced its takeover of the Champaign, Ill.-based Twin City Honda-BMW dealership.

DAVID STANLEY

Marc Heitz is going on vacation. He’ll have some time now. On Wednesday, he sold his remaining car dealership to David Stanley Auto Group.

BATTISON

After 29 years of operation, Battison Auto Group is changing ownership during the week of Dec. 17.