The Automotive Industry Will Be REDLINED With Disruption in 2017

February 23, 2017| Zach Klempf

President Trump, autonomous vehicles, and digital retailing will be in the driver’s seat for automotive disruption in 2017. The old guards of the industry continue to be challenged by new start-ups with totally bleeding edge business models. Merger and Acquisition activity in the auto space has been white hot according to Frazer McCombs Auto Ventures Summit. In the past 2 years, there have been 47 major equity transactions and

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Automotive Disruption at Mach Speed

July 1, 2016| Zach Klempf

In the past 18 months, over $35 billion in major equity transactions have taken place within the automotive retail space. In fact, 2013 and 2014 were two of the biggest years for private equity transactions in the sector since 2002. Not since the land speed record of Mach 1.020 was set by Andy Green in October 1997 has the space moved as fast. Clearly, digitizing the car buying experience and the rapid growth of the “anything

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