The Dave Cantin Group Approach

The Dave Catin Group is a FULL SERVICE Acquisitions Firm.

Part of our full service approach includes tailoring the appropriate structure to fit your dealership’s needs. Our overall goal is to ensure a seamless process from beginning to end. Services include but are not limited to:

Customized Capital Raising Strategy

Dave Cantin Group works closely with dealers to determine the most appropriate sources of raising capital. As a former owner/operator, Dave and his team combine their in-depth knowledge of ownership and their long standing relationships with multiple sources of investment capital. Transaction structures include but are not limited to:

  • Simple buy/sell acquisition
  • Private equity or family office (partial or complete acquisition)
  • Strategizing an effective succession plan
  • Employee buy-ins
  • Minority investor

Due Diligence

Dave Cantin Group’s extensive financial and market knowledge fuels a “no stone unturned” approach to analyzing a dealership’s earnings, revenue and prospective growth. Because of Dave’s deep understanding of the most lucrative business models, market conditions and growth potential, we are able to lead this process with the confidence that gives you peace of mind.

Manufacturer Applications

Dave Cantin Group will guide both sellers and buyers on proper submission and handling of manufacturer buy/sell documents and applications.  Many buyers and sellers make errors here – from sending information to the wrong individuals to not properly following up on the status and completing required documents. Improper handling results in costly delays, manufacturer turn downs as well as giving the manufacturer time to exercise their right of first refusal.

Legal & Finance Resource Industry Network

Dave Cantin Group’ works closely with the top legal and accounting firms in the automotive industry. DCG will direct you to the most skilled professionals to provide you with the best guidance and support for your legal and accounting needs. Our goal is to ensure that all transaction data, financial information and market analysis is documented seamlessly. We are committed to keeping the momentum of the entire process moving towards completion.

Auto Industry Updates


Auto Industry Insight: Seeing the Road Ahead

Auto Industry Insight: Seeing the Road Ahead

The automotive industry is at a crossroads, and what we’re seeing is the industry, as a whole, facing its biggest technological transformation since the Model T made its debut over a century ago. From self-driving systems, battery-powered vehicles, and even ride-sharing initiatives that are changing how and why we move, these disruptive trends are moving […]

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Changing the Channel: Integrating Traditional and Digital Marketing Strategies For Optimal Reach

Changing the Channel: Integrating Traditional and Digital Marketing Strategies For Optimal Reach

Successful marketing in the automotive industry can be a complex venture. There are many different avenues dealerships can use to reach their target audience, but it’s no longer about newspaper and magazine advertisements. In order to compete in a crowded market, dealerships need to take a look at the digital mediums where the customers prefer […]

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Are you thinking about succession planning?

Are you thinking about succession planning?

One of the most important things I ask dealers is “Can you show me your succession plan?” I can’t stress enough the importance of ensuring all of your hard work and determination is passed on in a manner that leaves you a legacy.

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