Cliff Banks - The Banks Report

Napleton vs. Jaguar – Another Right of First Refusal Lawsuit

Longtime Illinois dealer Ed Napleton is suing Florida attorney and New York dealer Manuel Kadre; Jaguar Land Rover North America; the Long Island Automotive Group, MMS-HM and their owners, the Marubeni America Corp. It’s another lawsuit resulting from a manufacturer’s exercise of the right of first refusal in which they nix one buyer and bring… Continue Reading

Cliff Banks - The Banks Report

Analysis of DealerTrack’s Purchase of ASR Pro

DealerTrack yesterday announced the acquisition of ASR Pro, a firm that provides services to the fixed operations department. Although the deal was only for $14 million ($12 million cash, $2 million in stock and another $3 million if future performance levels are met), it sort of is a big deal in that it positions DealerTrack…

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