Industry News – DSMA
Daniel Palmer October 15, 2020

Canadian Business today ranked Dealer Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions (DSMA) No. 68 on the 32nd annual Growth List, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth List ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth List winners are profiled in a special print issueRead more

Daniel Palmer October 5, 2020

DSMA MAKES CHANGES TO THEIR CANADIAN & US MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE Dealer Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions (DSMA), the leading Automotive Buy/Sell firm in North America, is delighted to welcome an automotive industry bighitter to lead its highly successful Canadian company. Monte Weis, former President of Weis Group (Canada’s leading building consulting, architectural and brand identity firm)Read more

Daniel Palmer October 2, 2020

Article originally published by Automotive News on September 29th, 2020. Toronto-area based Dealer Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions (DSMA) has made The Globe and Mail’s list as one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies for 2020. Founded in 2012 by Farid Ahmad, DSMA facilitates buying and selling dealerships in North America. It ranked in at 116. TheRead more

Maxime Theoret August 24, 2020

Current climate Current reports show that M&A activity in North America for the first six months of 2020 across all industries is down significantly compared to the past few years. In fact, numbers are as low as during the Great Recession in 2009. However, for the auto dealership market, the data is very interesting, andRead more

Paul Stern May 15, 2020

Paul Stern has seen it all.  There are very few individuals that really deserve that accolade, but Paul is certainly one of them.  Over the past 50 years as Paul rose from salesperson to Dealer Group owner, including a stint as president of the TADA, he saw our industry rise and fall and managed toRead more

Maxime Theoret May 15, 2020

Valuing your business now may seem to some as being akin to turkeys voting to bring forward Christmas.  Potentially you’ve just had a difficult March and a very tough April, so why on earth would you want to know the potentially diminished value of your business now?   You didn’t get your business valued mid-crisis inRead more

Daniel Palmer April 20, 2020

Click the link to read and download the Automotive News research piece, “On The Front Lines Of The Coronavirus Pandemic“, featuring contributions from Maxime Theoret, CFO of DSMA.  Understand how automotive dealers are fighting the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses and the automotive industry. Click to Open:  Automotive News COVID-19 Impact Research Document

Jeff Renaud April 15, 2020

I’ve been communicating with clients and dealership owners over the past month and there seems to be confusion surrounding the wage subsidy program offered by the federal government. Who is eligible, how do I get paid and when will the funding arrive seem to be the consistent questions. I hope this summary of the programRead more

Maxime Theoret April 14, 2020

The year 2020 was originally promising to be the most active year for transactions in Canada when compared to the past decade and the market had been very active in recent months. Several transactions were concluded between buyer and seller in the month preceding the start of the pandemic. Overnight, automotive dealers’ priorities were completelyRead more

Maxime Theoret April 10, 2020

*  Updated on April 10th and subject to change and different interpretation We are all bombarded with information about the current crisis. Whether it includes prevention tips or statistics on the mortality rates of infection and hospitalization, the information is constantly transmitted through various media. The same goes for government stimulus measures that are offeredRead more

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