Colonnade publishes industry commentary on vehicle service contracts.
The vehicle service contract (VSC) industry totals $29.4 billion at retail and comprises a large and important component of automotive F&I sales and profitability. The industry value chain includes direct-to-consumer marketers, auto dealers, administrators, payment plan providers and specialty insurance carriers. This large group of firms provides many compelling investment opportunities. The industry has been growing and generates strong returns and earnings growth to investors. Recent M&A activity indicates strong investor demand.
M&A activity in the VSC industry has accelerated. VSC sellers, administrators and payment plan providers are selling at robust values because strong demand exists among financial and strategic buyers for high growth, high margin services business.