We will continue to grow our business through strategic acquisitions of buy here pay here used car dealerships. Legitimate inquiries can be directed to [email protected].

Expanding Our Brand

At Car-Mart, we understand that transitioning from a buy here pay here used car dealership can be daunting. That’s why we offer a comprehensive exit strategy for owner-operators looking to move on to the next stage of their careers. We provide a successful alternative to using a broker to sell your buy here pay here business. We are committed to providing a seamless and supportive experience for all parties involved in the acquisition process.

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Employees Retained

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Maximized Value for Existing Portfolio

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Flexible Exit Options

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New Acquisition

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Our Acquisition Strategy

Our goal at America’s Car-Mart is to accelerate the pace of acquiring new dealerships. 
We are focused on finding financially stable dealerships that prioritize selling affordable, high-quality vehicles, delivering excellent customer service, and taking a disciplined approach to collections.

We continue to improve our ability to acquire and effectively integrate new dealerships into the Car-Mart family. We have an amazing team dedicated to growing the business and ensuring a seamless transition experience.

Douglas Campbell
Chief Executive Officer and President

Mike Robortaccio, Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions at America's Car-Mart.

Mike Robortaccio
Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions

Hear from our VP of Mergers & Acquisitions

Family-owned businesses, sole proprietorships, and other private companies present some of the biggest challenges, but they are the ones that result in some of the most rewarding experiences and lifelong friendships. I enjoy forming personal bonds with my counterparts and guiding them through the often-emotional process of exiting a family business. This requires respect and patience, and it’s not just about multiples.

It’s not just about spreadsheets and contracts; that is the easy part. The more important aspects are how the parties involved treat one another, the level of transparency and trust throughout the process, and the overall smoothness of the transaction.

With these ideals in mind, we are rewriting the playbook at Car-Mart. Our goal is to become the ultimate partner for businesses in the buy here pay here (BHPH) space. I am thrilled to build a best in class M&A function that will benefit the entire industry.

Car-Mart Dealership with Trustworthy Company 2023 award

We Are Seeking Well-Established Dealerships That Are:

  • Offering conservative cost per unit
  • Geographically located in states, or contiguous, where Car-Mart currently operates
  • In mid-size cities, but we would consider desirable operators in larger markets
  • Customer-centric, with a focus on high volume repeat customers
  • Passionate about customer service
  • Keeping their employees are the heart of the business
  • Rooted in a strong tradition of community involvement
  • Focused on ideals that align with Car-Mart’s mission, vision, and values

Previous Owner/Operator Experiences

Steve Taylor America's Car-Mart Director of Acquistions

Steve Taylor
Previous Owner/Operator

“The acquisition of my company [Taylor Motor Company] by America’s Car-Mart was a very positive experience for my team in Illinois. Our team is really good at what we do, and I wanted to give them a future with more career opportunities. It’s cool that we joined the only publicly traded buy here pay here in the U.S., and what my team can continue to do going forward is exciting. There’s a better future with Car-Mart.”

Car-mart Associate Keith Hagler

Keith Hagler
Previous Owner/Operator

“After 33 years in the used car industry, my wife and I decided it was time to consider exiting the business. We explored various options, but our primary concern was our employees. Many of them had been with our company for over 25 years, and we wanted to ensure their future was secure.

When Car-Mart came along, I met the CEO and his leadership team, and it felt comfortable. From that point through signing the papers and beyond, it was a smooth transition. It’s a perfect fit. We’re a good match with what Car-Mart represents for its associates, customers, and community. As a result, Car-Mart will be in Taylor forever.”

Acquisitions News

America’s Car-Mart to Acquire Texas Auto Center

Car-Mart to enter the Austin and San Marcos, Texas market.

Keith Hagler Shares His Story of Selling His Business to Car-Mart

Texas, Taylor Dealer Sells His Business After 33 Years

America’s Car-Mart Acquires Central Auto Sales

Hot Springs, Ark. Gets Second Car-Mart Dealership

America’s Car-Mart Welcomes Mike Robortaccio

Our New Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions

8 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Want to Sell Your Buy Here Pay Here Dealership

America’s Car-Mart Steve Taylor Talks About Exit Strategies for Used Car Companies

PODCAST: America’s Car-Mart Director of Acquisitions Steve Taylor

If Steve Taylor told another buy-here, pay-here operator, “I know what you’re going through,” he would be speaking from legitimate experience.

Taylor Auto Credit is now America’s Car-Mart

Previous Owner Keith Hagler Shares His Company’s Story

Growing Our Business

Smart Auto Joins America’s Car-Mart

A Conversation with Steve Taylor

The Story of Taylor Motor Company and their Journey to Becoming America’s Car-Mart

We will continue to grow our business through strategic acquisitions. Legitimate inquiries can be directed to [email protected].