The Largest Dealership-Focused M&A Advisory Company in North America
The Dave Cantin Group is an M&A advisory company whose outcome-aligned services form a holistic resource for acquisitions, advisory services, and growth-aligned education across various dealership-based industries, including the automotive and adjacent segments.
As a leading M&A company, DCG maintains an impeccable reputation and a proven track record of successful transactional outcomes across the entirety of the automotive industry and specialty dealership-based business segments.
A Rich M&A History and Track Record to Match
Founded on the principles born of decades of industry experience, the Dave Cantin Group has deep roots across the automotive industry and the industries aligned with it.
Our founder, a former dealership owner, and operator, grew and successfully operated the largest single-point car dealership in the world. Through his ownership experience, he gathered firsthand knowledge of what it takes to increase a dealership’s value effectively. He negotiated the sale of the second-largest automotive acquisition in U.S. history. He’s an industry authority and motivational speaker whose passion for automotive acquisitions, innovative sales opportunities, and advancing the industry knows no limit.
Building & Preserving Legacies
Knowledge and energy are required ingredients for every M&A transaction. Our skilled and experienced M&A advisors navigate complexities, negotiate acquisitions, and catalyze sustained success for our clients. In doing so, we help to establish a solid foundation from which to grow, preserve, and secure hard-earned and well-deserved legacies.
Our mission is to build, grow, enhance, and secure our clients’ legacies, and to make sure that every step forward we take is a step toward making the world a better place for others.
Throughout our ongoing relationship with our clients, we act as long-term trusted advisors, always at their sides, always in their corner, always there to help them achieve their ultimate vision.
Four Guiding Principles
These principles are the cornerstones of our company; they guide our actions and decisions each day. They are not independent of each other but a structured value system. Remove one of them, and we would lose our way. They are not just words to us; they are guiding beacons that are an indelible part of our DNA.
Respect not just for our clients, partners and staff, but the world around us. Looking at all we touch and see through a lens of respect, understanding, and empathy.
The foundational structure of all we do and all we are. A “relationship first” model of doing business. Building long-term valued relationships with every engagement, touchpoint, and transaction.
Integrity is a cornerstone value that is deep-rooted in how we think and act, and is the most critical part of our own legacy. Integrity fuels our mission of making the world a better place for others.
A constant desire to be the best at what we do, no matter the task or goal. We never confuse “biggest” with “best” – for us, excellence is born of the smallest actions that lead to the largest victories.
Brian did an outstanding job. He only had to speak to one person and put together a successful transaction.
This is the second deal I have done with Woody and I couldn't be happier. He is a partner and a friend. I look very much forward to working with him on the 'next' opportunity!
Brian Brown from Dave Cantin Group was instrumental in leading the recent sale of our 3 store family Business including Ford, Lincoln, Honda and Freightliner Western Star franchises. After multiple offers his expertise and professionalism lead to a favorable outcome for all involved.
Thanks to Drew for his good work in leading me through this transaction. We certainly didn't think we could have got it to a favorable close without his expertise and patience.
Backed by the industry expertise of DCG Acquisitions, Tony Karabon continues to consistently provide value to my group of dealerships. He’s proven to be both reliable and thorough, and because of his legal background, he’s especially skilled at identifying and resolving sensitive issues so that transactions get done.
Drew Picon has always done a great job advising Spitzer Auto World on securing transactions. He keeps the deal on track and on time despite there being lots of agreements and competing interests. It speaks to his character as to why we've done repeated business with him.
John Hyland and DCG acquisitions provided me with a completely professional and confidential experience in selling my dealerships. He worked hard to provide extremely qualified potential buyers and get me the most for my stores. John and DCG Acquisitions were in constant communication with me every step of the process. I would highly recommend working with John for either purchasing or selling and I look forward to working with him again in the future.
It was a pleasure to work with Woody Woodward from DCG Acquisitions on our recent transaction. Woody was always available 7 days a week, anytime and willing to help do whatever needed to get the deal done and closed. Look forward to working on the next deal with him.
Joe Beaver did a heck of a job on this acquisition for us and he is a great guy to work with. Thankful for his dedication and hard work.
An award-winning team of dealership M&A advisors
Our team is your team, and your success is our success.
With an unwavering dedication to successful transactional outcomes,
we will not stop until we cross the finish line together.
We serve the holistic M&A needs of some of the largest public and private automotive dealerships, dealership groups, specialized dealerships, and businesses in North America.
We go beyond the transaction with pre- and post-transaction support and advisory, from valuation and succession planning to capital services. DCG provides best-in-breed growth-aligned M&A advisory services to support our client’s needs.
Providing industry insight through growth-focused content, data, and media, with the singular goal of assisting those in the automotive industry to grow and thrive in the space.