Protegrity Advisors Announces Creation of Protegrity-Bellavia Auto Advisors Division to Service the Auto Dealership Industry

Protegrity Advisors, a leading Mergers & Acquisitions advisory firm, is pleased to announce the creation of a specialized division that will provide expert advice and guidance to the franchised auto dealership industry. The new division, Protegrity-Bellavia Auto Advisors, will leverage the experience of Joseph Bellavia, who has owned, managed, and successfully sold automotive dealerships for 35 years. "The franchised auto dealership industry is receiving significantly more attention from private equity and other sophisticated buyers than ever before," said Bellavia. "By joining forces with Protegrity, which has the experience, resources, and relationships to operate at this level, auto dealership owners will be well-positioned to capitalize on today s favorable market conditions."

Protegrity Advisors serves businesses with revenue from $5 million to $100 million across a wide range of industries. Headquartered on Long Island, Protegrity works with companies and family-owned businesses in the tristate area and beyond, and enjoys relationships with private equity, strategic, and other types of buyers and sellers across the United States and internationally. Protegrity manages the process of selling or buying a business with the utmost confidentiality and hands-on experience.

"We are excited and fortunate to be able to add Joe Bellavia to our team as Auto Dealership Advisor," said Gregg Schor, CEO of Protegrity. He added that "the Bellavia family has an exceptional reputation in the auto industry, and being able to incorporate that tradition within our approach to M&A advisory services will be a great benefit to any auto franchise owner who is contemplating a potential sale."

By engaging Protegrity-Bellavia Auto Advisors to represent them, owners can remain focused on running the dealership, and can be confident that the sales process will be managed in a professional, confidential, and ethical manner with the objective of negotiating the best possible sales price and related terms from multiple pre-qualified buyers.