A Vision of Legacy Creation

The Dave Cantin Group is a holding company whose subsidiaries form a holistic resource for acquisitions, growth, and insight in the automotive industry. Our value begins with founder Dave Cantin and his 20+ years of auto industry experience. It extends across the experience of every team member—in DCG Acquisitions, DCG Capital, and DCG Media—with backgrounds in all aspects of the automotive industry, as well as financial and professional fields. All three companies within the Dave Cantin Group maintain an impeccable reputation and a long track record of successful outcomes.

We are more than just an automotive mergers & acquisitions firm. We leverage deep expertise, industry-wide relationships, and extensive resources to facilitate efficient and profitable sales. Being full-service means going beyond the sale, beyond the financing, and deeper in our insights. It means the team at any Dave Cantin Group company will walk with you each step of the way in facilitating the sale or purchase of your dealership or group,  attaining capital, building succession plans, and propelling you toward a secure, lasting legacy.

Our Founder

Dave Cantin used his two plus decades of industry experience to negotiate the sale of the second-largest automotive buy/sell acquisition in U.S. history. By maximizing Dave’s extensive and deep industry relationships, this transaction received 100% manufacturer approval within six months. Since the closing of this historic transaction, Dave formally established his team of acquisition and growth specialists that continue to follow Dave’s outcome-focused processes and procedures to this day.


Dave Cantin’s inside industry perspective puts the Dave Cantin Group ahead of the pack. As a former dealership owner and operator, he grew and successfully operated the world’s largest single point car dealership in the world. Through his ownership experience, he gathered first-hand knowledge of what it takes to effectively increase a dealership’s value. He’s an industry pioneer, passionate about automotive acquisitions and innovative sales opportunities. Through Dave’s leadership, the entire Dave Cantin Group brings this knowledge and energy to your business, working not just to negotiate acquisitions, but to catalyze sustained success.

Track Record

With any Dave Cantin Group company—DCG Acquisitions, DCG Capital, or DCG Media—our client’s legacies mean everything to us. We leverage our extensive experience to support our client’s needs and goals. In doing so, a solid foundation is established in which to grow, preserve and secure, hard-earned and well-deserved legacies.


DCG Acquisitions is one of three companies within the Dave Cantin Group. Together, our combination of industry-leading services offer custom solutions to help you achieve any automotive business goal.

A full-service automotive M&A firm; partners through acquisition and beyond.

Supporting auto dealers to obtain the most effective and attractive sources of financing.

Delivering information and inspiration that fuel growth, in the automotive industry and beyond.