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We Know the Motor Vehicle Aftermarket.

About Schwartz Advisors

The Schwartz Advisors team is your key to achieving your goals in the motor vehicle aftermarket, whether it’s buying or selling a business, understanding a market segment, assessing an investment or pursuing a growth strategy. Each member of our team has decades of experience in the industry and is able to provide this deep experience to our clients. In most cases, our team has direct experience running the kinds of businesses you seek to buy, sell or assess.

Don’t spend your time with generalists; the Schwartz Advisors team has the expertise, knowledge, insight and connections to help you attain your goals in the dynamic motor vehicle aftermarket.

RICK SCHWARTZ

CEO & MANAGING PARTNER

CURTIS DRAPER

MANAGING PARTNER

DEREK KAUFMAN

MANAGING PARTNER

KEITH ZAR

MANAGING PARTNER

KATIE SCHABER

DIRECTOR, PROJECTS & INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

BRIAN CRUICKSHANK

PARTNER

RICK GUIRLINGER

PARTNER

PETE KORNAFEL

PARTNER

MORT SCHWARTZ

PARTNER

BRUCE TARTAGLIONE

PARTNER

DAVE PEACE

PARTNER

News & Insights

As industry experts, we are often called upon to offer our perspective on a variety of aftermarket topics. Below are some of our recent thoughts on the current and future state of the motor vehicle aftermarket.

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Traveling at Aftermarket Speed

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The Future of Your Business: What Are Your Options?

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Electric Drive and Electrification — How They Will Affect the Aftermarket

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The Amazon Effect

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The New Automotive Acronym

“We built SA to serve small and mid market companies who are working on organic or acquisition growth initiatives or seeking an exit from their business. We have built a great team of auto aftermarket experts who all have operating experience in the industry.”

| Rick Schwartz, CEO, Schwartz advisors

“Transportation as a Service will significantly change the automotive aftermarket in the next five years.You’re either planning to be a TaaS player now or you’re about to be run over by an autonomous vehicle.”

| Derek Kaufman, Managing Partner, Schwartz advisors

“Selling a family owned or closely held business is much more than a financial transaction. It’s very personal and requires an approach that is fine tuned to each individual business owner. Our expertise lies in understanding both the financial and personal aspects to achieve a successful outcome.”

| Keith Zar, Managing Partner, Schwartz advisors