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Tiptree Insurance to Acquire Smart AutoCare

Tiptree Inc.’s insurance division is set to more than double its presence in the F&I products segment with the acquisition of Smart AutoCare.

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Sense of Urgency Pervades Q3 Dealership Acquisitions

Kerrigan Advisors’ latest Blue Sky Report finds the pace of U.S. dealership buy/sell activity quickened in the third quarter and could accelerate further in Q4.

Asbury Acquires Park Place in $1B Deal

Asbury Automotive has agreed to acquire the Park Place group of dealerships, adding 17 Texas rooftops and raising Asbury’s highline revenue to approximately 50% of its total.

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.

UDS Acquires Dealer Marketing Link

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

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.

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.