ABOUT
DAVE CANTIN GROUP

Your legacy is our business.

We are More than Dealership Brokers

DCG is a full-service M&A firm in every sense of the term. From founder Dave Cantin and his 20 years of auto industry experience to the rest of the team, who boast wide-ranging knowledge in every aspect of acquisition and growth, DCG has an impeccable reputation and a long track record of proven results. We are more than just automotive dealership brokers, we leverage deep expertise, industry-wide relationships, and extensive resources to facilitate efficient and profitable sales. But being full-service means going beyond the sale. It means DCG will walk with you every step of the way, assist you in acquiring capital, providing auto dealership consulting, building succession plans, and propelling you toward a secure, lasting legacy. Because your legacy is our business.

Depth of
Experience

In automotive acquisitions, personal experience is key, and the DCG team has plenty of it. With 10 to 30+ years of experience each, this team is equipped with the practical wisdom and technical know-how vital to fostering successful acquisitions. And it doesn’t stop there—we have the encyclopedic industry knowledge to follow up on each automotive dealership sale with a consulting and capital team that serve to grow your business.

Key Relationships
& Resources

Calling the DCG team well-connected is an understatement. We have close relationships in areas crucial to dealership acquisition success. OEMs, automotive attorneys, accountants, traditional banks, private equity firms, and investment funds – we loop them all in to ensure your deal’s efficiency, work with you to secure floor plan financing, and long-term financial success.

With Dave’s
Guidance

In 2017, Dave Cantin used his 20+ years of industry experience to negotiate the sale of Prime Motor Group, the second-largest auto buy/sell in U.S. history. This transaction utilized private equity funds and received 100% manufacturer approval within six months.

With this monumental deal under his belt, Dave leads DCG’s team of acquisition and growth specialists in both multi-dealership transactions and standalone dealership sales. Whether you want to buy or sell, secure financing or increase revenue through internal development, Dave and our team have the experience to get it done. We tailor our services to each buyer or seller’s unique goals and circumstances, using unrivaled industry expertise to offer a wider scope of auto dealership consulting, capital, and acquisition services than you’ll find anywhere else.

Proven
Experience

Dave Cantin’s inside industry perspective puts DCG ahead of the pack. As a former dealership owner and operator, he grew and successfully ran the largest single point car dealership in the world in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. Through his ownership experience, he’s gathered first-hand knowledge of what it takes to effectively increase auto dealership valuation and facilitate complex sales from both sides. He’s an industry pioneer, passionate about automotive acquisitions and innovative sales opportunities. He brings this knowledge to your business, working not just to negotiate deals, but to catalyze sustained success.

Successful
Track Record

Facilitating automobile business sales is nothing new for the DCG team. Collectively, we’ve seen over $11.5 billion change hands in dealer acquisitions. Dave Cantin leads the way, having collaborated with strategic and private equity investors to close over $2 billion in transactions. With DCG, you can be sure that you’re in capable hands. Very few of our deals fall through because we leverage our extensive experience to support you in every step of the process – legal, finance, manufacturer applications, operations, you name it. In doing so, we establish a solid foundation on which to build your legacy.

30 +

INVESTORS

Existing relationships with over 30 direct investors allow us to match you with lenders or capital providers who will ensure your deal’s financial success. Whether you need a real estate mortgage, floor plan financing, or anything else, we have the right connection for you.

11 +

BILLION

The DCG Team has personally closed over $11.5 billion in transactions in collaboration with strategic and private equity investors.

30 +

YEARS

Every member of our nationwide team brings 10-30+ years of acquisition and auto dealership consulting experience to the table, with invaluable relationships gained along the way.

Services include but are not limited to:

Dealership
Buyers

Dealership
Sellers

Succession
Planning

Financing
Capitalization

Real Estate
Mortgages

Floor Plan
Financing

Leadership
Coaching

HR Process
Consulting