Gina Cocking to Present Value Drivers in M&A at the AutoIntel Summit


Gina Cocking, CEO and Managing Director at Colonnade Advisors, will be speaking at the upcoming AutoIntel Summit on April 12, 2022.

The summit takes place from April 12-14, 2022 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Take in the ‘Future of Automotive’ and network with the industry’s leading minds in innovation and build your knowledge across various topics.

AIS 2022 will focus on these core topics within the future of the automotive industry: Connected Mobility, Economic Forecasting, Fintech Solutions, Investment Capital, Compliance & Regulations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Predective Analytics and Transportation Research.

Gina’s presentation is titled: Value Drivers in M&A and How to Compete in 2022.

Presentation description:

There has been a flurry of mergers and acquisitions for dealerships and service providers. M&A activity was at a record high level in 2021. An estimated 350 dealerships changed ownership, over 550 AutoTech companies were funded or acquired, and M&A continued its rapid pace in the F&I sector. Notably, these companies are trading at record valuations.

What will drive value in 2022? High margins, scalability, and reputation are critical factors. Companies that embrace technology and digitization in operations and marketing have higher margins, can scale quickly, and have a better customer experience, leading to higher valuations when they sell. Gina will explore the drivers of value in M&A in this sector and what companies can do now to prepare for a transaction in the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • M&A activity will continue at record levels
  • To be in the top tier of companies today, you must embrace technology and digitization to reach potential customers and enhance the customer experience
  • In the sale of a company, differentiation resulting from technology and digitization drives value

Auto Intel Summit is presented by Cherokee Media Group, publisher of Auto Remarketing, Auto Remarketing Canada, SubPrime Auto Finance News/BHPH Report and Auto Fin Journal.

Learn more and register here.

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