Wednesday, 29 September 2021 09:33

Asbury Automotive Group Announces Acquisition of Larry H. Miller Dealerships


Share This:


Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., entered into a definitive agreement with Larry H. Miller Group of Companies to acquire Larry H. Miller Dealerships, the eighth largest dealer group in the U.S., and Total Care Auto, Powered by Landcar.

“Larry H. Miller Dealerships is one of the most respected automotive dealer groups in the United States with a strong culture and stewardship mentality,” said David Hult, Asbury's president and CEO. “This acquisition is a unique opportunity to rapidly expand Asbury’s presence into these desirable, high-growth western markets with strong accretion from day-one, with this impressive group and its rich history.


"Larry H. Miller Dealerships is a well-run operation with long tenured employees and a senior leadership team equaling over 5,300 passionate team members, all of whom have had a part in building and carrying forward the legacy that Larry H. and Gail Miller founded over 42 years ago," Hult continued. "We are thrilled to grow our presence in these states that we believe have appealing economic and demographic growth opportunities while broadening our geographic reach. Our now national footprint, complemented by our digital purchasing capabilities in Clicklane, creates a truly expansive omni-channel platform of dealerships.


“This acquisition will further diversify our total portfolio mix and add approximately $5.7 billion in expected annualized revenues, which positions us well to execute our five-year plan to generate $20 billion in annual revenue by 2025. With these acquisitions, we will exceed our previously published five-year target for M&A within the first year of the plan," Hult concluded. "We will continue to seek acquisitions that fit our culture and strategy. We believe that this acquisition is truly transformative for Asbury, and we are honored to be the stewards of Larry and Gail’s vision. Additionally, we expect this acquisition to be highly accretive to earnings per share in 2022 and beyond.”


“Since our family’s purchase of a single Utah dealership in 1979, we have been honored to cultivate a strong, values-based culture and customer-first business model within the automotive industry for more than four decades,” said Gail Miller, owner, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. “We feel a great sense of stewardship to our incredible associates and their families, to our loyal customers and partners, and to the communities where we operate. As always, we believe that being in business is a means to...

Previous Page Continue reading »