Brian has 30 years automotive experience focusing on every aspect of the automotive business and dealership operations. He has spent a majority of his career working at General Motors at a corporate, regional and field level. He has a proven automotive understanding from a wholesale and retail perspective as it relates to product advertising/marketing, OEM processes, dealership operational processes, variable/fixed strategies, and employee engagement.
He was instrumental in not only developing and executing upon a private equity automotive strategy that established a top-10 privately held automotive company in the United States with over $3.2 billion in annualized revenues, he also led the efforts to seamlessly transition all the dealerships while driving employee engagement and operational/staffing improvements.
Brian’s success is driven by his unique ability to view/understand the business not “as it is” today but “as it needs to be” for success tomorrow. He has an established network of OEM, private equity and dealership contacts to develop and drive future business strategies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.