TESTIMONIALS

DCG Acquisitions has been an outstanding partner on major transactions. The firm’s connections to key players in the industry are what make deals happen. In addition, Tony Karabon’s experience as General Counsel for multiple dealer groups means Tony knows the issues that matter most in negotiations. And Brian Brown’s knowledge of the OEM buy-sell approval process helps get deals to the finish line faster.

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Jeremy T. Whitt |
Chief Legal Officer, LeadCar Systems, Inc.

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.

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Frank Stewart |
Owner, Stewart Subaru

Wanted to acknowledge and thank Woody Woodward of the DCG Acquisition Team for his help on our most recent acquisition. Woody worked as a great partner with us from start to finish. He has great integrity and knowledge of what it takes to grow a dealership, which is helpful in analyzing & seeing opportunities in a deal and eventually getting it closed. Looking forward to working together on more deals.

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Dan Dagesse |
Chairman DCD Automotive Holdings

We were really pleased with all of the support from the entire DCG Acquisitions team throughout the entire acquisition. We were assisted well every step of the way with full recognition of our needs. Our interests were always represented very professionally which led to a successful outcome.

Ryan Troncalli |

Our recent purchase of Carbone/ Lithia Nissan took a little coordinating that really couldn’t have been done without the help of Brian Traugott. If there were any obstacles, Brian made sure he handled them to the satisfaction of both parties. Thank you Brian, and we look forward to doing more business with you in the future! 

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Joseph Steet |

With DCG Acquisitions, you get an entire team of people who possess outstanding abilities to handle the complicated challenges of buying a business. It was a pleasure working with Drew Picon, whose professional skills, integrity, poise and judgement helped us tremendously with this acquisition. It was a pleasure working with him.
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Greg Kelly |
President, Kelly Auto Group

A few words about Woody. He was my broker on my purchase from Lithia. I could not have made the deal I did without his expert advice and guidance. It was a first-time purchase for me, and he took the time and had the knowledge that I did not possess. Always a straightforward, no-nonsense kind of guy.
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Mike Coggins |
Owner, Coggins Toyota of Bennington

Joe Beaver with Dave Cantin Group was very helpful in finding us a buyer for Klamath Falls Honda Subaru.  He was very attentive to our needs and made sure that we received what we needed. We were selling the stores for over a year and Joe is the only one to work hard to bring us three LOI’s. Joe and the Dave Cantin group go above and beyond to sell our stores.

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Blake Underriner |
Managing Partner

I have to say, doing business with you was over the top. You were persistent in following up with me until you got the listing, but were not obnoxious. I will also say that everything you told me to expect along the way was spot on from when I signed the listing agreement to getting the full price offer to settlement. As this was a once in a lifetime deal for me, it went extremely smoothly and I would highly recommend you to anyone who would be interested in selling their dealership. Again thanks again for all your help!

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Frank Carfagno |
Owner Carfagno Chevrolet

I cannot thank Brian Brown for all of his good work in leading me through this transaction. I certainly don't think we could have gotten it to a favorable conclusion without his expertise and patience. I would have no hesitation in recommending Brian and his team to any business owner about to embark on the same process.

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Jonathan Pearlmutter |
Dealer/Owner of Rockland Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

We were pleased to work with Brian Brown of DCG Acquisitions on the purchase of what is proudly now Ruge's Ford. Brian worked closely with everyone to get the deal done in a timely and seamless manner.

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Kristin Hutchins |
President & CEO, Ruge's Ford

I want to thank you for not only all you and your group did in the sale of my store but how you handled each aspect of the sale. If you recall in our first conversation I mentioned that I had a low level of trust not only for people in your profession but also the process in itself. You told me you would prove that perception wrong. I want to tell you that you did exactly that. Looking back I can’t imagine any part of the process without your help and the help of DCG Acquisitions. You made it understandable and believable. Most importantly, you proved the trust put in you was very well placed. Thank you for that and all the help through out the entire process.

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Pat Carey |
Owner, Carey Motors

First, I would like to thank you for all your help on the purchase of Lone Star Dodge and Longhorn Ford. One thing I can say about Tony Karabon is that he is persistent to get the seller and buyer to come together on agreement. The dealership had a lot of different challenges for any buyer to take on. Tony was able to find the happy agreement for both parties.I believe that today the seller and buyer are both pleased with their deal. Thank you for your effort during this buy/sell.

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Brian Toliver |
Managing Partner, Toliver Auto Group

Joe Beaver is a very persistent professional - and for all the right reasons. We always felt like Joe was on our side, and he was. He was very responsive to all of our questions and concerns, of which there were many when working on a transaction of this nature. His calm nature and easy-to-work with demeanor were truly appreciated and made for a positive process.

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Shannon M. Inukai-Cuffee |
President, Dick's Auto Group

When I first met Joe Beaver, he had a great and confident attitude with a secure belief that he would be able to sell my store. The most important issue when dealing with this kind of capital is that the individuals involved are straightforward and upfront. During our many conversations, I mentioned to Joe that I tend to bubble over with integrity, and when he mentioned that he hoped to come across as the same for me, I was assured that he was the person to handle this transaction with care. The business was my livelihood for 41 years and I wanted to see it go in the right hands. Joe brought a good and strong buyer to me, one that I believe will do an excellent job and carry on the good work of my heartaches and tears and my experience in being a Chevy operator. I would recommend Joe and the DCG Acquisitions team to anyone that came my way to ask for a reference. I think that Joe is a splendid individual that is more than capable of doing what it takes to perform a great transition.

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Bruce Patchett |
President, Bruce Chevrolet

We were represented by George Pero and Joe Beaver of DCG Acquisitions in our most recent acquisition of Klamath Falls Subaru and Klamath Falls Honda. The experience we had with George and Joe was a true pleasure. They helped to facilitate a 'win-win' situation for both buyer and seller; which also ended with relationships created between all parties that will continue past this one transaction. They were professional, organized, well-informed and a true value add for all parties involved. Through open communication and a solution oriented mind set, all aspects of this transaction were able to be worked through and concluded in our closing. We look forward to future business with George, Joe, and the Dave Cantin Group; and have much appreciation for their services on this most recent transaction.

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Daniel Crainic |
Time Auto Group

Woody and his team at DCG were excellent to work with on our recent acquisition of Hazleton Honda. They worked diligently in structuring an deal that was acceptable to both us and the seller and were quick to track down and provide additional documentation when requested. I would highly recommend Woody and DCG to anyone with interest in selling or purchasing a dealership.

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Fred Timbrook |
CEO, Timbrook Automotive

Thank you for selling our Mercedes-Benz of Billings store last month! You attracted a quality buyer for the right price and were able to close it! Thanks for your team’s professional touch to our sale.

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Steve Zabawa |
Co-founder, Rimrock Auto Group

DCG Acquisitions handled our recent sale, and we were very impressed with their dedication every step of the way, especially since this was quite a large transaction and required a team of experienced professionals. Not only did they exceed our expectations, they represented our businesses well, and the sale went to a solid company that only DCG can bring to the table. The DCG Acquisitions team is pleasant, professional, and has what it takes to get the deal done.

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John Staluppi Jr. |
CEO, Superstore Auto Group

Choosing to sell two of my biggest stores was one of the most important decisions I have had to make. It was very important for me to have someone by my side that came with a lot of trust that was needed to get this deal to the finish line. I felt confident Dave Cantin and his team could deliver on that for me. Dave made this transaction an easy one. Dave, along with his Eastern region team led by Brian Brown, really understood our automotive group and our successes within the industry and how important this was to me. The sale of my two Lexus stores was completed easily, thanks to Dave’s dedication and hard work. Dave got this deal to the closing table with the confidence of everyone involved. You could not ask for more than that.

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John Staluppi Sr. |
Owner, Atlantic Auto Group

If you are looking to sell your store, or acquire one, Brian Traugott is your guy. He knows the industry and its nuances inside and out. More importantly, he took the time to get to know us and our dealerships like he was part of the family. Brian delivered on everything he promised and more; bringing several qualified and motivated buyers' offers to the table. With his expertise, he helped guide us from our first in-person sit down, through any hurdles, and to the closing table. We could not be happier that we chose to have Brian represent the sale of our stores.

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Mike Doyle |
Owner, Doyle Chevrolet & Doyle Subaru

Working with Brian Brown and Woody Woodward has been nothing but an absolute pleasure. Both team members were readily available for any and all concerns, no matter the time of day. Their dedication to what they do is unparalleled. When compared against the landscape of other agents, I regularly tell others they would be doing themselves a disservice to speak with anyone else. If you’re looking for a smart and extraordinarily knowledgeable team who can guide you through the acquisition process, Woody and Brian are your best bets. You cannot beat the kind of experience and connections that come with this duo, and the lasting relationships that go beyond the closing table are unequivocally priceless.

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Peter Maher |
Owner, Rhinebeck Ford & Mid-Hudson Subaru

The dealership brokerage world is filled with fast-talkers who make big promises to secure a listing, but don’t always come through with their guarantees. But this is not the case with Dave Cantin and DCG Acquisitions. From the initial analysis and evaluation of our deal all the way up through closing, Dave and his team told us what to expect. Nearly everything they predicted about price, terms, timing and due diligence came true. It was an extraordinary comfort to be with someone who really understood the buyers and could so accurately advise us on how to plan for the inevitable wrinkles the can happen in deals.

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Eric Savage |
President, Freedom Auto Group
'Lithia Motors' success and growth rely heavily on those we choose to partner with, and DCG Acquisitions takes that responsibility as seriously as we do. DCG is a trusted partner to Lithia and has successfully represented our acquisition and divestiture needs across the country. Dave and team are trusted advisors and true professionals that we look forward to relying on for years to come. 
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Bryan DeBoer |
President & CEO, Lithia Motors Inc.

Working with DCG Acquisitions helped us achieve our goal and connected us with the right fit for our dealership. Their guidance and experience created a seamless process – from list to successful closing. Dave and his team were responsive and provided a smooth transition. Their expertise and knowledge went a long way to relieve the stress that goes alongside selling your business.

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Charles Phillips |
President, Wyoming Valley Motors

We are pleased to recommend Dave Cantin and DCG Acquisitions to anyone looking to grow their legacy. Having successfully closed on four transactions with Dave in the past, it was an easy decision to work with him once again by adding two incredible Lexus dealerships to the Len Stoler Auto Group family. With DCG Acquisitions, you have a company that possesses a true understanding of what it means to create a lasting legacy, and Dave and his team operate with integrity, proficiency, and the utmost dedication. Dave is responsive and has a firm understanding of our industry. We talk the same language and it provides win-win results. His perspective from start to finish has been, and will always be invaluable.

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Barry Stoler |
Len Stoler Auto Group
Dave Cantin and the Dave Cantin Group team brought outstanding professionalism, creativity, and work ethic to the acquisition they handled for us. The process was seamless, and DCG handled it with skill and a winning attitude.  I look forward to working with them again, someday.
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John Garff |
CEO, Ken Garff Enterprises

It is my sincere pleasure to highly recommend the Dave Cantin Group throughout all aspects of dealership sales. I met Dave and the group during the most stressful and vulnerable time in my life when my husband had recently passed away and I needed to sell our Toyota dealership. Dave's caring personality and group's professionalism immediately put me at ease and I am so glad I trusted my instincts and went with them to represent us. Throughout the process, I had 24 hour a day access to Dave and his group for questions, concerns and emergencies, which there was plenty. This courtesy was also extended to all of my associates and employees, which went a long way in making the sale go smoothly. Any concern I had was immediately addressed throughout the preparation, sale, and negotiating process. Our dealership had multiple offers that were completely vetted and verified by Dave's group, so there was no question who was qualified. His associate George Pero was exceptional and guided myself and my employees through the process of the sale. During this process I was very concerned I would lose key managers and employees before the transaction. George was excellent at employee relations and helped keep my business together until the transaction was complete, and I only lost one lube tech out of 56 employees. In the end, I had a final offer higher than anticipated due to Dave's excellent and honest communication and negotiation skills. I feel so grateful and indebted to the Dave Cantin Group for guiding me smoothly through what seemed to be an insurmountable process at the time.

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Tobe Frangie |
Toyota San Luis Obispo

Thank you again for your help with the transaction. Brian Brown and Woody Woodward were knowledgeable, helpful and informative throughout the process. More importantly, they were true professionals who handled every decision with integrity. The level of dedication they demonstrated is immensely appreciated. Five weeks for the approval and less than sixty days from deal submission to closing is amazing!

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Patrick Kelley |
President, Kelley Sales & Service CDJR Fiat

I've been involved in over 150 transactions involving dealerships and real estate in my career, and I can tell you that Dave Cantin Group is the most professional, hands-on team I have ever worked with. The level of service I have experienced is second to none. Most brokers match up the buyer and the seller and then just sit back and wait for the closing. DCG Acquisitions actually does everything in between to ensure the deal gets to the closing table successfully. They expertly manage the due diligence process, expedite interactions with the lawyers, manage effective communication between the buyer and the seller and coordinate any other professionals involved in the deal. DCG consistently goes above and beyond because they build and maintain a relationship with their clients from day one.

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Tom Maoli |
Dealer Principal, Celebrity Motor Car Company

Having been in the automotive industry for over 40 years, I can say with confidence that the level of expertise I have experienced with Dave Cantin Group has been unrivaled. Dave has amassed a team of professionals that get the job done, which is a critical facet of handling any transaction in mergers and acquisitions. The associated individuals stand organized to assist in all facets to complete the transaction, whether it’s manufacturer approval or arranging the numerous legal hurdles. DCG is, in essence, your one-stop authority to any transaction.

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Joe Laham |
President, Premier Companies

There are many pieces to the acquisitions puzzle which require having an experienced and knowledgeable professional to guide the process from start to finish. Brian Brown and Drew Picon were with us through the many hurdles, from the manufacturer approval process to helping us open the doors during the uncertain time of COVID-19. Their diligence and attention to detail make working with this team an absolute pleasure.

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Bobby Ring |
Kia of Sussex

Coming from a family-owned dealership, we wanted to keep the legacy alive with our close-knit traditions and focus on our community. Drew was with us every step of the way. He was able to source a buyer locally, quickly, and happily. Drew took the time to understand who we are as a company and took that vision to the next level. He exceeded our expectations right through to the close. We wholeheartedly recommend Drew and the DCG Acquisitions team to those who are looking for a long-lasting business partnership.

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Mike Callaremi |
Callaremi Buick GMC Cadillac

I've had the opportunity to work with Poncho over the last 6 years.  He truly had an open door policy and was always willing to pass on his many years of experience to me and the managers in my department.  He has a solid grasp on the financial end of automobile dealerships and was capable of quickly analyzing any of our multiple franchises financial statements to discover both excess expense and growth opportunities.  He's found a way to be committed to both his business responsibilities and his family.  I look forward to working with Poncho as we continue our quest to grow and expand. 

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Tyler Black |
VP of Fixed Operations Director, Superior Automotive Group

I feel 110% confident by partnering with Dave Cantin. He was candid, provided great feedback, helped explain clearly all details and managed everything brilliantly. In addition, he was extremely responsive to every one of my questions, no matter how small, no matter the time of the day. Dave's integrity, knowledge, and availability puts him above the rest.  Dave has always been and always will be the right partner to help navigate the acquisition process. 

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Barry Stoler |
President, Len Stoler Automotive Group

I can’t say enough about the professionalism of DCG Acquisitions, and specifically Drew Picon and Brian Brown. Our transaction was somewhat complicated yet Drew and Brian exhibited admirable persistence in overcoming any issues that may have arisen. It was a pleasure working with these gentlemen and I highly recommend their services. We look forward to working with DCG to help our company grow.

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Alan Spitzer |
Chairman & CEO, Spitzer Management

Congratulations on the sale of our businesses! You folks truly did a remarkable job! As you probably recall, I had hired another company to represent us two years prior to your work. That company looked around the area and found two dealerships they wanted to introduce us to. There was mild interest by both of those companies. I was actually heartened by their desire for us. However, there was no one there to really make the deal go forward. When I talked with you, I found someone who was ready to move forward and make a deal happen. Drew, that is exactly what you did. You followed up at each and every turn by the buyers. The first potential purchaser exhibited a great amount of interest, but backed out when they saw our pay plans. Two days later, you told me of the ultimate buyer, and assured me they were 'the ones.' They were. I thank you for your interest as well as your energy in making things happen. You folks followed up right through negotiations with General Motors and with Subaru. I know of no broker who would go as far as you went. Drew, you also became a friend! I knew that I could count on you, and I still feel that way today.

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Robert G. Johnson |
Owner Johnson Motors & Johnson Subaru

I can’t say enough about the professionalism of DCG Acquisitions, and specifically Drew Picon and Brian Brown. Our transaction was somewhat complicated yet Drew and Brian exhibited admirable persistence in overcoming any issues that may have arisen. It was a pleasure working with these gentlemen and I highly recommend their services. We look forward to working with DCG to help our company grow.

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Alan Spitzer |
Chairman & CEO Spitzer Management
I have had the opportunity to maintain a continuous 20 year business relationship with the Superior Auto Group-Conway. For the past six years, my dealings have been almost exclusively with Poncho Redfern. Our professional relationship has required us to work closely on issues of compliance, customer service and revenue generation. At all times, Poncho has acted with a high level of integrity and a keen attention to details. His interaction with me, and his employees, exhibits a high level of trust and respect in his leadership skills and ability to work well with other people.
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Jeff Hart |
President Automotive Specialties, Inc

I’ve had the opportunity to work with Joe Beaver over the last 9 years. When I first started working with Joe PQL had 29 employees and a single office in Simi Valley California. Over the years since that initial contact, I’ve seen Joe’s efforts result in a Company that grew to 145 employees. I’ve enjoyed a front row seat watching Mr. Beaver build PQL into a national company with 7 offices including two large distribution centers. During this time, Joe managed the purchase of two companies for PQL, and successfully merged over 67 employees into a single entity. Joe has always worked hard to maintain the highest level of integrity in his dealings with my company, while successfully navigating the path of a rapidly growing organization without jeopardizing the care of its employees. For those who have an opportunity to work with Joe, at any level, you can take comfort in knowing he will work tirelessly to produce mutually beneficial results.

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John Wilson |
Business Performance Advisor, Insperity

For years, I’ve worked with George and it has been an excellent relationship. He’s delivered on every promise, met deadlines on-time and on-budget, helped exceed quotas and simply helped our business exceed expectations. George has an exceptional ability to develop relationships that transpire into long lasting sales opportunities. His ability to form these relationships within the industry allow him to penetrate the market with high levels of conversions and success. I wouldn’t hesitate utilizing George for critical roles in any business.

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Keith Goldberg |
GM Rusnak | Porsche Westlake

I’ve worked closely with Alex on over a dozen transactions. Alex had a knack for discovering real value-add deals while working to adhere to our strict portfolio parameters. Alex always made it a priority to ensure a seamless deal process; he routinely found solutions to hiccups along the way, continuously bringing deals across the finish line.

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Brad Pickett |
President, Phoenix National Buyers

Tony’s breadth and diversity of experience in the automotive industry is extraordinary; and that experience combined with Tony’s knowledge, experience and rational approach makes Tony a valuable resource for dealers, whether buying or selling.

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Brian H. Nolen |
Partner, Gach & Nolan, PLLC

Dave Cantin was truly the only reason that I was able to complete the transaction on our new dealership. He was able to help both the seller and I find common ground on some contentious issues. When it seemed that the deal wouldn’t actually happen, he kept us moving forward. I would not think of doing another buy/sell without calling Dave first.”

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Roy Greenblatt |
Matt Blatt Dealerships

I’ve known Bill Woodward “Woody” for 35 years. As the owner of Inskip Autocenter and Autocenter Enterprises with 21 franchises and many locations, many were sold to the Penske Organization. Woody was by my side through many business purchases, operating and growing them for over 25 of years. He is one of the most knowledgeable and dependable people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Honesty and integrity are his hallmark qualities. He’s also has extensive experience in all lines including most of the luxury franchises. If I were to open another dealership he would be one of the first people I’d call.

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Rick Gudoian |
Dealer Principal, Inskip Autocenter Autocenter Enterprises

Dave Cantin is absolutely the hardest working and smartest broker for auto dealerships that I have ever known. We have looked at several deals that he brought to us and have closed on 2 great dealerships in the past several years. Dave Cantin is 100% the ONLY person that I would talk to if I was ever selling and for sure as a buyer he follows up on everything that is important to getting to the finish line.

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Randy Lebowitz |
President, Burlington Auto Group

Dave Cantin is a living testament to the power of the human spirit. He has overcome insurmountable experiences and life events that have opened his heart to a deeper level of contribution. His light is poised to transform the world.

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Panache Desai |
Transformational Teacher

Mark came to me through a recommendation from my contacts at the Hendrick Automotive Group. His diligence and attention to details are exemplary. He has an incredible network of automotive professionals in his arsenal and brings a fresh sense of creativity the transaction.

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Mark Wright |
Carlson Toyota

I have work with William “Woody” Woodward for over 4 years, it is and has been an absolute pleasure. He is a consummate automotive professional, with experience in turnarounds, dealership operations and an in depth knowledge of dealership financial statements. Most importantly, the bedrock of our relationship is his ability to distill complex issues to the simplest of explanations. His candor, and the ability to always speak honestly make him a valued colleague and a trusted friend.

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Mark W. Juron |
Juron Automotive Consultants

I have had the pleasure of working with Tony for over 25 years. His attention to detail and ability to break down even the most complex transactions into manageable projects has resulted in stunning successes. He has a unique ability to understand the needs of sellers and buyers and leverages that skill to create the positive forces necessary to bring even the most difficult deals to closure.

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Kevin J. Kinney |
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C, Co-chair - OD M&A Practice Group

I have worked with Mark for the past 11 years on many projects. Mark’s experience as both a factory executive and dealer operator brought a unique level of confidence and expertise to our transactions. He understood my goals and exceeded my expectations; I trust him implicitly and am proud to call him my friend.

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John Widiger |
Youngblood Auto Group

I was recently represented by Dave Cantin in selling two franchised dealerships. From engagement to closing, my transactions were handled with the utmost confidentiality and professionalism. Dave’s business acumen combined with his vast experience as a former operator were invaluable. Dave Cantin was instrumental in structuring and negotiating every facet of the transactions, resulting in obtaining more net proceeds for me than anyone else possibly could have, and frankly, more than I expected. I do not hesitate to recommend Dave Cantin to any dealer principal interested in being represented by “the best in the business” and achieving top dollar!

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Jay Brichke |
Owner, JAB Automotive LLC

I have known Dave Cantin for many years, both as a business associate and then as a dear friend. We met when he was the general manager and part owner of Brad Benson Hyundai and I was the principal of Kera & Co., LLC. Dave has a deep-rooted knowledge of both the front and back-end of the car business, which allowed him to make a natural progression to become a successful broker. He is able to skillfully construct transactions that are beneficial to both the buyer and seller in a way that is seamless. He is always responsive and accessible and has been a tremendous resource to me for many years.

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Ellen Kera |
Partner, Citrin Cooperman

I contacted Dave Cantin after I tried 2 other brokers to sell my dealership with no success. Dave assured me that he has the network to get my dealership sold. Within 30 days Dave had me in contract with the right buyer. From beginning to end, hands down, Dave is one of the best brokers you can work with. I would not hesitate in recommending Dave Cantin to any dealer that wants to sell or buy a dealership. He works extremely hard in getting you top dollar if your selling. BEST IN THE BUSINESS!

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Chris Erato |
Bay Ridge Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Dave Cantin and Brian Brown were consummate professionals throughout the entire process. This was our first buy/sell and initially we were looking to add a small store. When it was all said and done, not only did DCG successfully help us execute that goal, but we ended up selling our big store. The team came to the table with an offer we just couldn't refuse. There were a lot of moving parts in both transactions and at some points the deals seemed like they were going to fall apart. I can say with the upmost confidence that without DCG at the helm, neither deal would have been executed. We are now a couple of months post closing and they are still there to help with a few issues that have arisen. These were the largest transactions our family ever took part in and we couldn't be happier that we chose DCG as partners in the transactions.

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Vincent P. Odoardi |
Managing Partner - Bedford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Over the years we have worked with Tony on a number of buy/sell transactions. His 25 years of experience as general counsel for two large actively-growing multi-franchise dealer groups gives him unique insight into a wide variety of deal scenarios. His dual perspective on the business exigencies and legal hurdles associated with buy/sell transactions, and day-to-day dealership operations, are invaluable in navigating a deal from negotiation through closing.

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Eric A. Baker |
Partner, Boardman & Clark LLP

Mark’s relationship with our stores spans over 25 years. His work ethic coupled with integrity drives his passion for the business. Mark is highly professional with strong automotive business instincts. His background in interpreting financial data and factory relationships has helped our company immensely in some complicated manufacturer issues.

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Mike Woodrum |
General Manager/Partner, Woodrum Ford Toyota

I have known and worked with ‘Woody” Woodward since 1983. He is a unique “car guy” that understands the retail auto business across every franchise as well as used and fixed operations. His depth of understanding and experience running many dealerships will enhance any transaction whether on the sell or buy side. You can expect transparency, straight talk and a relentless partner when you engage “Woody”.

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Greg Hoffman |
CEO Resources Management Group

Dave Cantin is one of the most organized, aggressive, and transparent brokers I have ever worked with in our industry. He takes the time to get to know what your goals are first, and then he puts together a plan to get you there. He is always easy to reach and never too busy to talk to. I honestly feel that he wants to help me achieve my goals rather than use me to achieve his. When its time to grow, he’s my first phone call.

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Carl Taska, Jr. |
Tasca Automotive Group

I want to express my deepest thanks to Dave Cantin for selling my Chevrolet dealership. The process was quick and painless, and I got exceptional value for it. Everything was very confidential between the buyer and the seller. I have worked with other brokers in the past and Dave, by far, was the most professional.

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Alan Hornbeck |
Alan Hornbeck Chevrolet

To say that George is an asset to a team is a complete understatement. His drive, passion and sheer determination makes him an unstoppable force in the community and business. His actions and leadership lifts others, he breeds success to all those around him. For numerous years, I’ve witnessed George accept a challenge and achieve almost every goal he’s set as his mark. His ability to develop markets, operate on budgets, build company from start-up to profitability, establish a healthy culture of a company and communicate effectively are some of the best of anyone I know. I would jump at an opportunity to work with George because I know, without a doubt, he will create the success for the challenge in front of him.

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Michael Yanke |
President, Global Evolution Management

As the founder and former CEO of American Auction Group (now known as XLerate Group) I have known George Pero for over seven years. In 2012 my company had the pleasure of acquiring all of George’s auctions (Auctions in Motion). The addition of George’s auctions certainly increased my company’s national footprint but equally as important this acquisition enabled us to bring one of our industry’s most creative and successful serial entrepreneurs on to our senior management team.George Pero’s business successes were, and continue to be, a direct result of his visionary approach and passionate dedication to developing and executing new methodologies in an industry that hasn’t always embraced change. That combined with his fine tuned leadership, problem solving and decision making skills positioned George to excel in the area of mergers and acquisitions on our behalf. I miss working with George Pero for he has always brought an air of inspiring excitement and energy to everything he does.

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Steve Simon |
Founder and Former CEO of American Auction Group