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Gill Automotive Group provides merger and acquisition services to franchised automobile dealerships. We offer exclusive sell-side representation, buyer consultations, business valuations, and comprehensive advisory services, so you can buy or sell at any time with confidence.

To become a part of Gill Automotive Group's buyers database, simply reach out to us through our contact form or give us a call. We'll guide you through the process of joining our network of qualified buyers, where you'll gain access to exclusive dealership acquisition opportunities. Whether you're looking to expand your portfolio or enter the automotive industry, we're confident we have the perfect match for your investment goals.

Once you've contacted us, we arrange a consultation to explore your needs, goals, and concerns. We never pressure you; we aim to be straightforward and supportive. If you decide to move forward, we kick off the valuation process and assist you through every phase of the sale. Throughout this process, we offer expert guidance and steadfast support to empower you to make informed decisions.

Our free valuation process is comprehensive and meticulous. We analyze various factors such as financial statements, off-statement income, factory data, real estate information, and more to provide an accurate valuation down to the penny. This detailed approach ensures that you have a clear understanding of your dealership's worth in the current market.

We understand the importance of confidentiality, especially when it comes to your employees. Initially, only a serious and thoroughly vetted buyer will be informed about the sale. The buyer must sign a legally-enforceable non-disclosure agreement.

Key employees will usually get involved once a purchase agreement is executed and we are a few months from the finish line. Until then, the sale remains confidential to protect your team and the business.

Once we receive all the required data for the valuation, whether it's through a PDF file or sent overnight, our expert team begins the valuation process promptly. The timing for completion of the valuation depends on the thoroughness and completeness of the data provided, as well as the size and complexity of the dealership(s) being evaluated. For instance, valuations for multiple stores may take longer as we conduct a combined valuation. However, as a standard practice, we aim to complete the valuation within a week.

After the valuation is completed, we schedule a meeting with you, the selling dealer. During this meeting, we thoroughly discuss the contents of the valuation report, including the detailed analysis of your dealership's value. This is a crucial moment where you'll have the opportunity to review the findings and make informed decisions. You'll decide whether to proceed with the sale, determine the offering price, and establish the timeline for the offering. We guide you through this process, ensuring you have all the necessary information to make the best choices for your dealership's future.

Generally, our valuation process is completed within a week of receiving all necessary data, and the entire sale process takes approximately 3 to 6 months. This timeline can vary based on the size and complexity of the dealership, market conditions, and other factors. 

Absolutely! At Gill Automotive Group, we pride ourselves on our customized, personalized experience. We are here for our clients whenever they need us, whether it's a quick question or a detailed update. When you call, Andy picks up the phone!

Yes, we exclusively represent sellers during dealership sales. This allows us to focus entirely on your best interests and guide you through the sales process with unmatched care and attention.

The decision to sell your dealership is a personal and strategic one. Andy and his team at Gill Automotive Group can help you assess the market conditions, your personal goals, and the ideal timing for selling your dealership. We work closely with you to develop a custom strategy that meets your needs.

Sellers pay our fees only once a deal is successfully completed. Our fee structure is transparent and discussed upfront, so there are no surprises. You can trust that our fees are fair and competitive, and they only apply upon the successful sale of your dealership.

Our extensive network of over 500 qualified buyers includes industry leaders and top dealer groups. We are known for matching sellers with buyers who share a passion for the automotive industry and a commitment to preserving the dealership's legacy. Through our personalized approach and thorough vetting process, we ensure that the buyer not only values the dealership but also has the capability to nurture its success.

We take confidentiality seriously and use legally enforceable confidentiality agreements with all potential buyers. Additionally, our secure Virtual Data Room (VDR), used by Fortune 500 companies for document storage and sharing, ensures that sensitive information is shared only with qualified and serious buyers. All activity in the VDR is monitored throughout the sale process.

Yes, we are committed to building lasting relationships with our clients. Even after the sale is completed, we remain available for any post-sale support or assistance you may need.

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Whether you’re looking to sell, buy, or explore your options, Andy is here to guide you on the path to success. Reach out now for expert advice and support.

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