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Focus Advisors is the collision industry’s leading M&A firm representing MSOs and single shops. We help entrepreneurs create and realize equity value by advising, raising capital and helping them sell their businesses. Led by Managing Director David Roberts and his 25 years in the industry, he and his team of experienced professionals have closed more than 40 transactions, totaling more than 300 collision repair locations and $500 million in transaction value. For a confidential discussion about your future, your value, and the benefits of having an experienced advisor on your side, visit our website or contact David Roberts at [email protected] or by calling 510-444-1173

Investment Banking Services and Securities offered through Independent Investment Bankers Corp. a broker-dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC. FOCUS Advisors is not affiliated with Independent Investment Bankers Corp.

Products & Press Releases
Quanz Auto Body, in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Focus Advisors represents Quanz Auto Body in its sale to Crash Champions

Dec. 21, 2021
Started 42 years by their father, Rick Quanz, brothers and current owners Adam, Daniel, and Andrew Quanz grew the business from one to four locations to become the second largest...
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Focus Advisors represents 8-location MSO in sale to Driven Brands

Oct. 18, 2021
Focus Advisors announced the sale of eight CARSTAR franchise shops owned by Jeff Middleton and Kevin Parsons to Driven Brands.
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Focus Advisors represents Cornforth-Campbell CARSTAR in sale to Driven Brands

Oct. 15, 2021
Focus Advisors, the leading M&A firm specializing in collision repair transactions, is proud to announce the sale of two CARSTAR franchise shops to franchisor, Driven Brands.
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Focus Advisors represents Master Collision Group in its sale to Quality Collision

Jan. 4, 2021
FOCUS Advisors is proud to announce the sale of its client, Master Collision Group, to Quality Collision Group of Cynwyd, Pa.

Articles & News

Handshake business deal
Collision Repair

Vinart Dealerships sells body shop business to Vive Collision

June 5, 2023
Focus Advisors represented the dealership group in its sale to the regional MSO.
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Automotive M&A Specialist: Private equity in collision repair is more committed than ever

May 15, 2023
Private equity firms continue to invest more and more capital, with implications for MSOs and single shops that cannot be ignored.
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Action Carstar sale to CollisionRight includes mechanical business

April 19, 2023
Focus Advisors, which brokered the deal, notes that consolidators are increasingly interested in acquiring complementary mechanical businesses.
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Focus Advisors gives perspectives on MSO mergers and acquisitions in 2022

Feb. 10, 2023
Outlook for 2023: With the rising cost of capital and a protracted technician shortage, the larger consolidators may focus on strengthening their existing holdings.

Food for thought on Thanksgiving – 11 ways to create a better exit

Nov. 18, 2022
Whether an exit from the body shop business is in your immediate future or not remotely on your radar, here are 11 practices that will ensure you are best prepared.
Mills Body Shops

CollisonRight acquires Mills Body Shops

Oct. 12, 2022
Second generation operators Don Decker Jr. and his brother Britt Decker continue to run the business today and have grown Mills Body Shops into one of the most well-respected ...
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Collision Repair

The calm before the storm? Focus Advisors weighs in on the state of the collision repair industry and further consolidation

July 20, 2022
As the economy slows, look for more focus from investors on cash-generating and defensive industries such as collision repair.
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Collision Repair

Breaking down how the Crash Champions/Service King deal will affect its competitive position

July 19, 2022
The resulting merger is a combination of a deep-pocketed capital sponsor, an extensive management team, geographic penetration and scale that now rivals its two biggest competitors...
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Does the industry really need 30,000 shops? And how does the technician shortage affect growth plans?

April 18, 2022
Industry leaders weigh in on topics with Focus Advisors
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Focus Advisors reviews collision repair acquisitions in 2021

Jan. 25, 2022
The industry is catching its breath after a year of sprinting that saw extraordinary acquisition activity

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Collision Repair

Conflicting forces continue impacting the collision repair industry

Dec. 6, 2021
Headwinds and tailwinds impacting the industry.
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Collision Works' Oklahoma City location

Observations on Collision Works sale to Gerber

Sept. 1, 2021
In industry update, Focus Advisors Managing Director David Roberts says sale illustrates how large MSOs are creating value for their owners
Collision Repair

The rise of Amazon and its impact on collision repair

Aug. 18, 2021
How much attention do you pay to those ever-present gray vans emblazoned with the Amazon logo? Did you ever stop to think who owns them? And who repairs them?

Two responses to COVID — resilience and realization

May 4, 2021
In dozens of discussions with shop owners over the past four months, David Roberts and Chris Lane with Focus Advisors Automotive report that there is a marked divergence among...