Starting with some news involving CarMax, the retailer has finished divesting its new-car dealership franchises with the sale of CarMax Kenosha Toyota to the Rydell Company, according to Haig Partners, which was the sell-side advisor for CarMax in this transaction.

“We made the decision to sell our Kenosha Toyota new-car store to allow us to continue to focus on our core business of delivering an exceptional used-car buying and selling experience,” CarMax chief financial officer Enrique Mayor-Mora said in Monday’s news release from Haig Partners. 

“We appreciate the strong relationship we have with Haig Partners and have worked with Kevin Nill for more than 20 years,” Mayor-Mora said. “Our experience with the company enhanced our trust and confidence that we would be represented with integrity and ensure this transaction would be completed successfully.”

Nill, who is a partner at Haig, said: “The team at Haig Partners appreciates the continued trust CarMax has in our firm to support their strategic focus on their used-car operations.

“We are honored to have been the exclusive sell-side advisor on the sale of the CarMax Kenosha Toyota store as well as the previous sale of CarMax Laurel Toyota,” Nill said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to bring our depth of relationships and industry expertise to CarMax, enabling us to navigate all aspects of this sale and match CarMax with a great organization.”

Elsewhere on Monday, it was announced DCD Automotive Holdings acquired Tarbox Toyota Hyundai in Rhode Island, which has been renamed NucarTarbox Toyota and NucarTarbox Hyundai.

That deal was announced in a news release from DCG Acquistions, a Dave Cantin Group company, which facilitated the transaction.

“We are pleased to have closed on this critical acquisition and to continue setting the standard in securing legacies,” DCG founder and chief executive officer Dave Cantin said in a news release. “Our unmatched success is made possible by our team’s unparalleled knowledge base and professionalism, relentless hard work, and unyielding commitment to our clients.

“Through creative thinking and problem-solving, DCG ensures a beneficial and painless process for all parties involved in an acquisition,” Cantin said. “It is because of all of these attributes that we have achieved the most successful year in company history.”

And over the weekend, buy-sell advisor Performance Brokerage Services announced that Westfall-O’Dell — which is a collection of six commercial truck dealerships and a parts distribution center located throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Missouri — has been sold to Nextran Truck Centers.

From his success on the sales floor of an automotive dealership  to becoming a veteran trainer and then the adoption of technology for Internet-based marketing, his career has evolved to deliver the skills and tools needed to help consumers. Richie Bello combined his automotive expertise with his robust desire to “take care of the customer first” to become an automotive influencer, published author, and renowned trainer.  Bello absorbed the wants and needs of consumers as he worked up the ladder of the automotive industry.

Over the thirty-five years of his career, he developed strong Internet marketing skills, leading him to developing software solutions that create ease for consumers, and helps dealers improve relationships with customers. Innovation drives success. And, for Bello, it’s in his DNA. took years to come to consumers and arrived in a timely manner, during the 2020 Pandemic. With over 6 million vehicles on the site, features that help consumers deliver, finance and warranty, Bello has met the retail digital age head on.

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