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Special Report: After the Ink Dries

Assimilating an Acquired Dealership: Issues & Missteps

Buying another dealership is the easy part. Integrating it into the overall organization is the bigger challenge.
When it comes to either buying or selling a dealership, when the deal is done, the parties on the different sides of the table say they all face the same set of challenges. How the issues are prioritized may differ if you’re the buyer or seller, but the concerns remain the same.
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Special Report: After the Ink Dries

After the Ink Dries: The First 100 Days Post-Acquisition

Dealers and consultants share their lessons learned on best practices for integrating your company culture into a newly acquired store.
One could argue that nearly every dealer in North America will be on one side or the other of an acquisition in the years ahead. This report focuses on the first 100 days of integrating a new store into another dealership group following an acquisition, and what it take to successfully meld one organization’s culture into another with a minimum or no loss of performance.
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Special Report: How Dealers Deal with Ag's Business Cycles

With the exception of 2009 — a year that, in retrospect, wasn’t all that bad for sales of farm machinery — dealers have experienced 5 remarkable years of consistently strong unit sales. This has surprised many dealers, even the most optimistic ones. A Colorado dealer told Farm Equipment recently, “I’ve lived through two bad cycles (in the 1980s and ‘90s) so I’m really enjoying this one.”
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