Dealership Acquisitions and Disposals

  • A confidential online dealership acquisition and disposal service specifically for the motor trade
  • ASE's Dealermatch service offers motor dealers the opportunity to either sell all or part of their business, or expand their portfolio through acquisition, either in the UK or overseas
  • Registration is free of charge for this confidential online register. Any other fees will depend on the level of service should the ideal partner be found

If you would like to buy or sell a motor business please select one of the options below in order to register your interest or contact Rob Jones directly on +44 (0) 161 493 1930. All information registered on this site will be treated with confidentiality and no information will be given out to third parties without prior consent.

 

The ASE Dealermatch team are operating on a daily basis within dealerships and manufacturers across the world.

Working with us, you're in safe, trusted hands, as we have conducted transactions on behalf of individual dealers, dealer groups and network development departments in the UK and globally, with the integrity, discretion and trust demanded in this highly confidential service.

Click here to view a list of recent successful Dealermatch transactions

Motor industry expertise

Offering more than the mergers and acquisitions solutions of the generalist firms, ASE's specialist understanding of the automotive industry, its operational processes and industry protocols means that you enjoy a uniquely relevant and detailed service, while our independent status assists with managing the process between a dealer and a manufacturer.

Additionally, a service level tailored to your needs is available, ranging from an introduction through to the complete management of a transaction, and the availability of a comprehensive post-transaction review to ensure minimal disruption to your business.

Professional excellence

ASE's team of ex-motor trade and Big Four-trained accountancy and tax professionals and automotive industry business consultants, combine to ensure the maximisation of any transaction opportunity for you. Operation within the motor industry for over 40 years means that ASE's team have an understanding of the key considerations to be taken into account for both acquirers and vendors. In the event that the Dealermatch team represent both parties in a transaction, Chinese walls have been put in place and are regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. All paperwork for individual transactions is kept separately and each party would be represented fully in any negotiations.

Added value insight

Motor industry knowledge enables ASE to go beyond the normal Due Diligence reporting, whether for MBO's, exit reviews, vendor support or transaction evaluation, with the experience to identify areas of concern or extra focus that wouldn't be recognised by a general practitioner. For additional peace of mind a pre-evaluation service is also offered to minimise exposure and cost.

ASE Dealermatch services include the following:

  • Assesment of Finances
  • Identification of Funders
  • Independent Target Approaches
  • Preparation & Collation of Information Memorandum
  • Valuation of Business
  • Advice on Effective Tax Planning
  • Preparation of Heads of Terms
  • Due Diligence
  • Manufacturer Liaison Transaction Management
  • Provision of a Data Room
  • Negotiation and Review of the Sale/Purchase Agreement and Disclosure Letter
  • Preparation of Completion Accounts
  • Post Acquisition Integration Reviews

However you are planning on changing your motor business please call us to maximise the benefit of your transaction.