Dave Cantin turned 39 last week. Seven years ago a doctor told him he was lucky to be alive after a cancer diagnosis. Now the New York City native leads a firm he started only 11 months ago that Cantin asserts is the largest automotive merger and acquisition company in the United States and aspires to be the biggest in the world–the Dave Cantin Group or DCG.

The company is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Florida, California, Chicago and Dallas. To date, DCG has dealer listings valued at more than $3 billion.

“My goal is this will be a billion dollar merger and acquisition company,” said Cantin in an interview this week in suburban Detroit. “What we do that nobody understands today is we create the sale. We create the acquisition.”

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Article written by Forbes contributor Ed Garsten
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