A variety of elements impact a dealership’s operations and therefore its valuation in a buy sell. We therefore carry columns on a wide range of topics. Occasionally a contributor writes about environmental risks or the importance of environmental due diligence.
A story in a California paper caught my eye this week because it illustrated why those topics are something every dealer should be aware of. A dealership in Southern California was fined $110,000 for violating environmental waste disposal regulations. That amount might seem like small potatoes to you, but it could be much larger in other cases.
Sometimes an acquisition involves only the franchise; the former owner wants to retain ownership of the real estate. This week, Cushman & Wakefield look at terms that should make you walk away from such an arrangement.
Also this week, Stuart McCallum returns to our publication with a colleague at Stuart’s new firm. They look at how to maximize your return if you are selling a dealership with outstanding debt.
And of course we have Transaction News.