Forbes Feature: Cancer Survivor Aiming to Make His Automotive M&A Firm the World’s Biggest

December 24, 2018

Dave Cantin turned 39 last week. Seven years ago a doctor told him he was lucky to be alive after a cancer diagnosis. Now the New York City native leads a firm he started only 11 months ago that Cantin asserts is the largest automotive merger and acquisition company in the United States and aspires to be the biggest in the world—the Dave Cantin Group or DCG.

The company is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Florida, California, Chicago and Dallas. To date, DCG has dealer listings valued at more than $3 billion.

“My goal is this will be a billion-dollar merger and acquisition company,” said Cantin in an interview this week in suburban Detroit. “What we do that nobody understands today is we create the sale. We create the acquisition.”

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Article written by Forbes contributor Ed Garsten
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About Dave Cantin Group:
Dave Cantin Group (DCG) is a full-service M&A firm that manages the sale and purchase of automotive dealerships throughout the United States. With over $11.5 billion in collective dealer acquisitions and $3 billion in dealership listings, DCG is one of the world’s largest automotive dealership M&A firms. Dave Cantin personally has helped raise more than $150 million in the fight against pediatric cancer, and DCG is committed to donating a percentage of its revenue to the cause. DCG is headquartered in New York with regional offices in California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas.