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UNDERSTANDING PRIVATE EQUITY IN CAR WASHES

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With all this "new" and "big" money coming into the car wash space in recent times, it's about time we break down what this all actually means. What is all this external investment money doing here? Why are are they here? And most importantly, what does this mean for you as a current or future car wash owner and / or operator. Read more...

ROLLOVER EQUITY - WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE SELLER

What Equity Rollovers Acquisitions Mean for Car Wash Sellers

Let’s imagine you own a car wash that currently does $1MM in EBITDA. You have it in your head that you want $10MM for the wash. Let’s assume you were approached by three different buyers, each with their own offer...This is a continuation in our series exploring rollover equity acquisition deals in the car wash industry. Read more...

THE STATE OF PRIVATE EQUITY IN THE CARWASH SECTOR

The State of Private Equity in the CarWash Sector

Is it even worth getting involved as a first time owner, given all the “big” money coming in? Doesn’t private equity already own the whole industry? Who are these people calling me every day asking me if I will sell my wash? These are questions I get asked all the time when speaking to current and prospective wash owners. Read more...

A TALE OF PRIVATE EQUITY IN THE CAR WASH INDUSTRY: ICWG

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Take a glimpse into the history of the largest car wash operating company in the world. With over 900 locations in 14 countries and with a roster of various historical financial sponsors and owners. Private equity doesn’t always “work”. Private equitys’ involvement in the car wash sector is no exception. Let's take a look. Read more...

EQUITY ROLLOVER - IS THAT THE SAME AS ROLLING THE DICE?

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With the increase of private equity and external investment activity in the car wash sector, the topic of equity rollovers as a component of deal structures needs to be addressed. This article will explore what an equity rollover is, motivations behind it, and the true implications of this deal structure as it relates to sellers. Read more...

VALUATION MULTIPLE DISPARITY AND HOW TO PROFIT

Car Wash Investment Valuation Multiples

Car wash valuations in the current environment are interesting to say the least. They are not uniform across the board due to many factors including type, location, operator, etc. Many valuation differences are warranted. However, many are not. In this article we will explore absolute and relative valuation disparities. Coming Soon...