Adam Lockwood

"After many years of operating a successful Hino dealership in the Hamilton area; Grisdale enterprises decided it was time to focus our attention on other aspects of our business. It is never an easy decision to make, but after meeting with Lev Kowalsky and the team at Dealer Solutions North America we knew that we were working with the right company. Lev was with us throughout the whole process; from valuation to marketing to negotiating the sale of our dealership. Lev played an integral part in the successful transaction of Hino of Hamilton and we would highly recommend Lev and the team at Dealer Solutions to anyone considering either selling their dealership or looking to acquire".

Garrett Scott

"The process of selling a dealership, or buying one, isn’t as simple as we think. Working with the team at Dealer Solutions provides a level of expertise and industry connections you cannot get on your own. Rick Kingdon was a great fit, he paid close attention to our needs, and was thorough when it came to keeping us informed.  Rick and the Dealer Solutions team built a prospectus that marketed the store accurately, and made negotiations simple.  We will be doing business with Rick and the Dealer Solutions team again".

C.O.O
John Lam

My association with Amin started approximately 3 years ago. Right from the beginning Amin was informative,  honest and sincere in looking after my best interests. During this period we looked several potential dealership acquisitions and to Amin's credit he stayed true to his words in trying to find the best acquisition for me.

 

Dear Amin Shamji and the Dealer Solutions team,

We were very satisfied with Amin helping us along the way and would definitely recommend Amin for future dealership buy/sell opportunities.

In ending, again thank you Amin for all your time and efforts. I look forward to working with you again in the very near future.

General Manager
Wes Monken

“We worked with Dealer Solutions to purchase our newest dealership.  We had a first-time seller and Dealer Solutions was able to help make the transaction go as smoothly as possible.  The selling dealer was short staffed and Paul Hagan came out on several occasions to help, whether it was helping with inventory or providing guidance, he went above and beyond and earned his money in this unique transaction.  Farid was also very involved and helped facilitate the sale”.

President, Monken Automotive Group
Ray Irwin

“The Stockfish Automotive Group appreciated all the work Amin Shamji did to assist us in marketing and selling our Honda franchise in Listowel.   He worked extremely hard in attracting the right type of buyers we were looking for and made the whole process problem free.  Amin's experience and understanding of the automotive industry resulted in identifying well qualified individuals and this resulted in the successful completion of our deal.  We can highly recommend Amin Shamji and Dealer Solutions North America to any operator who is contemplating selling their dealership now or in the future”.

President, Stockfish Automotive Group
Sam Hirani / Ted Kohli
“Amin, Thank you for your assistance in completing our recent purchase of London Mitsubishi. This was not an easy transaction to complete.  It involved many different personalities and many different components. You were there through it all. We went from a small existing dealership in rented facilities to now owning and operating out of a brand new imaged facility in 6 months. Thank you for your constant follow up and support. We will continue to recommend Dealer Solutions and specifically Amin Shamji to our other dealer friends and look forward to continuing to grow Robinson Motor Company with your assistance”.
Dealer Principals, Robinson Motor Group
Michael Crosby

“Amin and the team at Dealer Solutions were excellent to deal with. From the due diligence process to manufacturer approval, the team at Dealer Solutions helped support and assist us to make sure we were successful. The worked collaboratively with both us and the seller to make sure everything went as seamlessly as possible. Thanks for helping us through this first one!”

CEO, Crosby Auto Group
Sam Hirani / Ted Kohli

“Amin, On behalf of Ted and myself I want to thank you for your help in purchasing McLaughlin Chevrolet in Seaforth Ontario. You presented us with a great opportunity and helped guide us through the entire purchase. You showed extreme professionalism throughout the transaction and helped to ensure both sides felt completely at ease and this helped to close the transaction very quick and efficiently”.

Dealer Principals, Robinson Motor Group
Anthony Garofoli

"Hi Paul I wanted to send you a thank you for helping Rick, Mike and I on the sale of our Nissan store you where amazing all the way through always there to help us with any questions as this is the first sale I personally have done with a dealership I have to say it was definitely an emotional mix of great with hard feelings to go through but you were always there to walk me through any questions or concerns I want to thank you and everyone at Dealer Solutions for your work and standing by our side through the transaction we will definitely be using you for our future endeavours"

Past Dealer Principal, Collins Nissan
Lionel Robins

"Rick and the team at Dealer Solutions handled our sale very professionally.  They put together a great marketing package, found multiple interested parties, and were effective as a 3rd party communicator between us and the interested parties, to answer questions and concerns, and keep the deal flowing.  I would recommend Rick and Dealer Solutions for your future dealership purchase or sale needs."

CEO, Revolution Auto Group
Maurice Senechal

"I would highly recommend Dealer Solutions North America to help any dealer or dealer group with the facilitation of selling their store(s). Kevin Leslie worked countless hours with us and our store to find the right purchaser. What is so great about Dealer Solutions North America is that they work as a team, supporting each other on all aspects of the deal. The knowledge and support they provide is unparalleled. They were able to tap into the Quebec market and find the right buyer, maintain timelines, and assist in the negotiation. I was involved and aware of every step, throughout the whole process. The effort of the team made the whole transaction seamless. Great work Dealer Solutions North America, thank you very much!"

Past Dealer Principal, Senechal Nissan
Todd Saunders

"Chris, I would like to thank you and all those at Dealer Solutions NA that assisted in my goal of acquiring Stratford Hyundai. The time that you invested in the process and your easy going, knowledgeable nature was invaluable to me when sorting through the sometimes unclear course of acquiring this business. Your diligence in keeping the lines of communication open between the buyer and the seller allowed us to find solutions for problems as they arose resulting in a successful acquisition.Ultimately, a ‘Solution’ should make an end goal attainable. Thanks for being that ‘Solution’. I look forward to using your services again in the future".

Dealer Principal, Stratford Hyundai
Sam Manhas

"I had the pleasure of completing our acquisition through Dealer Solutions. I would like to strongly recommend Rick Kingdon and Chris Julian of Dealer Solutions for their professionalism and integrity.  Their experience and expertise were invaluable on resolving issues as they arose in a very sensitive transaction. In the end, they assisted by providing win-win solutions and helped us through the deal every step of the way to bring us to a successful close.  This deal would not have happened without them.  We couldn’t be happier with the service they provided and can’t wait to start looking for our next acquisition through them.  Dealer Solutions should be the first stop for anyone looking to do a sale or purchase of their dealership."

 

 

 

 

Dealer Principal, North Vancouver Mitsubishi
Paul Neustaedter

"Arthur, I wanted to take a moment to send you a brief note on how much I appreciated you handling the sale of my dealership. I thought that this was something I could do on my own and then I realized that I needed an experts guidance. Your team was professional and there was most importantly no empty promises, Dealer Solutions North America took the deal from A to Z and were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Dealer Solutions North America to anyone looking at either selling or buying a dealership and if anyone ever needs a reference I would be more than happy to speak to them.  The only mistake that I made was not using them sooner!

Past Dealer Principal, Steinbach Dodge Chrysler
Andre Hamel

"I recently appointed Groupe Conseil AutoCap (a subsidiary of Dealer Solutions North America)  to advise on the sale of my car dealership, Hamel Chevrolet. They have been efficient and professional in all respects during the process. Francois has managed all the steps of the transaction to assist both parties in arriving to a beneficial transaction.I strongly recommend the services of Francois and Groupe Conseil AutoCap in the sale / purchase of a car dealership.Thank you for exceeding my expectations."

Past Dealer Principal, Hamel Chevrolet Buick GMC
Don Goudy

"As difficult as the decision can be to sell your dealership,the questions are how do I go about selling the dealership,how am I going to get what I feel it is worth and also how to keep it as discreet as possible. After some homework Dealer Solutions was my choice for the transaction. After signing with them it was approx. two weeks before we had an offer on the table. Chris Julian, a representative from Dealer Solutions was like dealing with a friend and worked with me through the whole process. I am not disappointed in the choice I made to work with Dealer Solutions".

Past Dealer Principal, Goudy Chrysler
Steve Chipman

"I have had the pleasure of working with Lev and Dealer Solutions on other projects in the past.   Steinbach Dodge is the first acquisition for the Birchwood Auto Group that involved Dealer Solutions. Although Dealer Solutions worked for the Vendor in our transaction, we found Arthur, Lev and the team at Dealer Solutions to be professional, collaborative and committed to a successful transaction that all parties would be happy with.

I was very impressed with their process, respect for all parties involved, industry knowledge and overall dedication to completing a successful transaction.

I look forward to working with Arthur, Lev and the team at Dealer Solutions in the future".

President and CEO, Birchwood Auto Group
Brian Tafler

“Arthur and the team were able to bring the right buyers to the table that could consummate a deal of this size. We highly recommend anyone who is thinking of selling their dealership to talk to and use Dealer Solutions North America.”

Past GM, Midtown Honda
Tom Wills

“I thank Dealer Solutions North America, and in particular Chris Julian and Farid Ahmed for their diligence and expertise in facilitating the sale of our dealership to The Stollery Group of Dealers. Our dealership was more than a business, it was a family institution for 97 years, and the selection of the purchaser and the care and understanding of our family emotions was very much respected by Dealer Solutions. They connected us with the best qualified dealer for our business philosophy and have enabled the dealership to succeed and flourish in the years to come”.

Past Dealer Principal, Wills Chevrolet Buick GMC
Steve Jacklin

"Everyone at Dealer Solutions made it very easy and comfortable in acquiring another Dealership, Bayside Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (formerly Goudy Chrysler).  This was our first time dealing with Lev, Chris and Farid and we couldn't be more pleased with how they facilitated the purchase.  I highly recommend all those that are looking to add "rooftops" to their organization, to talk to Lev and the Team at Dealer Solutions - you won't be disappointed!."

Dealer Principal, Bayside Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Peter Hermann

“We were on the lookout for an import store that had plenty of growth potential. Fortunately, Dealer Solutions presented Acura of Barrie to me. This transaction was the smoothest I have ever been involved in. All required information necessary to make the best decision was provided promptly and the transaction for the dealership and land/buildings closed in just 60 days! The DSNA team did exactly what they promised - a hassle-free and seamless transaction! I want to thank Chris for his efforts and look forward to working with the DSNA team on future transactions!”

Dealer Principal, Acura of Barrie
Rick Taylor

"I want to take the time to thank Arthur and Farid for their help with selling my dealership, Kia City. It was a very emotional decision as I didn’t want to sell to just anyone rather I wanted the right fit for my staff. If you are thinking of selling your dealership I would recommend using Dealer Solutions North America. Their services have great value, their industry knowledge about putting the right transaction together is unsurpassed and both Arthur and Farid conduct themselves with integrity".

Past Dealer Principal, Kia City
Rick Trembinski

“ We are very happy to recommend Dealers Solutions North America. From the start to the end of the transaction Farid, Maxime and Paul provided excellent professional advice  which led to a successful Sale of Parkway Chrysler. They brought us confidentially a pre-screened highly qualified buyer and facilitated a very harmonious negotiation setting in their office that made it seamless. We have had the pleasure of doing business previously  with DSNA, again they brought much value to the table. Thank you again!"

Corporate Risk Manager , Car Nation Canada
Adam Allard

"Working with Amin and Chris at Dealer Solutions truly provided me a high level of support through our latest transaction.  Not only did they support the entire process, they went over and beyond and used their industry experience, contacts and expertise to enhance the outcome of the purchase.  Amin and Chris we're extremely responsive to my needs throughout the entire process."

Dealer Principal, Parker Mitsubishi
Chris Tonkin

“I began working with Dealer Solutions in the spring of 2016. I am now ecstatic to be sitting as the Dealer Principal of two separate operations. One being in Calgary and one being in the Edmonton area. The team of Farid, Arthur and Lev are outstanding to work with. In a world where major auto groups are acquiring stores at a rapid pace, these three were able to find us the right fit, size and price point for our entry into the market. Knowing exactly what we were looking for and what our parameters were, Arthur & Lev were able to find us the perfect fit in two separate locations. I should also mention that they were able to accomplish this in a matter of months, WOW !

The team at Dealer Solutions is extremely transparent with their operation and gave us all required information in an honest manner. If you are looking to enter the market or looking to list your dealership, this should be your only stop. I look forward to a very long term relationship with these gentlemen as we continue to grow our group”.

Dealer Principal, Straightline Chrysler / Straightline Kia
Mike Trotman

“We had the pleasure of working with Farid and Arthur on our recent acquisition of Courtenay Toyota.   We have been involved with numerous dealership acquisitions in the past and I found Dealer Solutions to be professional and a tremendous resource in a very competitive purchase transaction space.  Farid and Arthur provided an extremely comprehensive prospectus/valuation on the business which allowed us to be efficient in our due diligence, have all questions answered and prepared for the process.  Dealer Solutions and their team were always available and a pleasure to do business with as they guided the transaction to a successful close for all.”

President & CEO, Trotman Auto Group
Ed Learn

“After 62 years in the retail automotive industry I decided it was time to sell my business and keep busy with my other interests. I have had many inquires from parties interested in acquiring my business but decided to contact Dealer Solutions to assist in the transaction of selling my business. After meeting with Arthur and Lev who I found to be extremely knowledgeable and professional I decided to engage their service. They seemed to be aware of all the key players in the industry and were able to arrange the sale to a Dealer Group that I felt would continue to represent my name in a positive way in the community. If you are looking to sell your dealership, or are looking to purchase a new dealership; I highly recommend Dealer Solutions. Arthur and Lev dedication to confidentiality as well ad their wide reach to TRUE buyers was crucial to the successful transaction of Ed Learn Ford”

Past Dealer Principal, Ed Learn Ford
Brian Rice

“After 34 Years as the Dealer Principal of Courtenay Toyota, Carol and I decided that it was time to pursue some other objectives in our lives.  So we contacted Dealer Solutions to assist us in the sale process. DS brought many qualified buyers to the table. We were clear that it had to be the right fit for our employees, our customers, and our community.  Amin and Farid and their team were very professional and did exactly that. Thank you! I could not recommend them highly enough”

Past Dealer Principal, Courtenay Toyota
Les Landsperg

“Dear Chris,Thanks to the Dealer Solutions team in making the sale of Erin Mills Mitsubishi a reality. The Landsperg Auto Group is headquartered in Alberta and selling a store 3 provinces away is no easy task. Dealer Solutions handled every aspect of the sale ensuring a timely and seamless close.  A special thanks for the extra effort and time in completing the documentation and working behind the scenes in getting the purchaser approved by the OEM. This is our second transaction handled by Dealer Solutions and it will not be the last!!”

President
, Landsperg Automotive Group
Steven Landry

“ Having been involved with numerous retail dealership buy/sells in the past, both from a corporate and a public perspective, I found Dealer Solutions and Paul Stern particularly to be efficient, effective and a pleasure to do business with. For our Guelph Hyundai acquisition, we were presented a very comprehensive and well-defined prospectus and as we required more detail it was easy to obtain in a very timely fashion. Dealer Solutions played a key role in making this a very smooth transaction."

CEO
, AutoCanda Inc
Rick Holton

"Thanks to Chris and the entire team at Dealer Solutions Canada for assisting us with the purchase of Erin Mills Mitsubishi. Being our first acquisition we had many questions and queries and all were answered with professionalism and patience. The assistance provided with OEM approval was instrumental, as well as brokering conversation with the current owner. We know we will be using Dealer Solutions Canada for our future purchases".

Vice President, Erin Mills Mitsubishi
Jules Belisle

“I dealt with Francois McDonald and Maxime Theoret of AutoCap (a subsidiary of Dealer Solutions North America) for the sale of my car dealership, Mazda Val-David. Throughout the process, they showed great professionalism, dynamism, and strong expertise of the automotive industry. Mr. McDonald took us through all of the stages of the transaction leading to a beneficial agreement for both parties. I strongly recommend their services for the sale of a dealership.”

Past Dealer Principal
, Mazda Val-David
Mike Davenport

"We had the pleasure of meeting with Farid in March 2016 after being introduced to him at the Auto Show VIP night. We started our family business in 1995 with myself, my wife Cindy, and our daughter Skye. Coming to the decision to sell our dealerships was not an easy one, it was very emotional and challenging to make this life changing decision for all of us! But we all felt the timing was right! Farid and his team took a lot of time to explain all the steps involved in the process to sell our business and what to look for and how to handle the entire transaction. The deal took over ten months to complete and Farid and the team at Dealer Solutions conducted themselves professionally and ethnically throughout the entire transaction. They delivered on their promises, bringing many qualified buyers to the table. I would highly recommend Dealer Solutions to any Dealer that is considering selling and needs the best guidance and support from this, great team!"

Past Dealer
, Davenport Subaru / Kia
Sam Hirani

“Amin, I just wanted to send a short note to thank you and the DSNA team for all your help in completing the transaction for Howes and Reeves in Fergus. This was a complicated transaction that had many hurdles to cross ,and as you are aware it was on and off again many times. Your professionalism at the 11thhour was what helped to complete the deal. Thanks to you and your team for your diligence and help with FCA to complete the transaction.  I am looking forward to working with you on future transactions as we grow our group.”

Past Dealer
 Principal, Howes & Reeves Chrysler
Robert Fraser

"Dear Farid and Arthur, I wanted to write to you a quick note thanking you for helping put together the deal on Durham Dodge which I acquired a month ago. It was the perfect fit for my growing dealer group! Moving forward we are still growing and I am positive we will continue to use Dealer Solutions North America for our acquisitions. If you ever need a reference please pass on my name, Dealer Solutions is the gold standard in automotive buy / sells."

Dealer
 Principal, Fraser Auto Group
Normand Blain

“We used the services provided by AutoCap ( a subsidiary of Dealer Solutions North America) for the acquisition of our last dealership. All aspects of the process have been handled in a professional and efficient manner. The advice and experience of Francois has been particularly crucial during all stages of the negotiation to reach definitive purchase agreement. We highly recommend the services of these professionals for the purchase or sale of a car dealership.”

Dealer
 Principal, Mazda Val-David
Richard(Rick)McGraw

“Its hard to overstate the importance of delivering on a promise. Dealer Solutions delivered on everything they promised during our first meeting. The Dealer Solutions team found multiply, credible and financially capable prospective purchasers acted very professionally throughout the proceedings and were very quick to provide assistance at a very crucial point in the final negotiations. Farid and his associates are the most experience and capable brokerage organization that we are aware of in Canada”

President, Greenrock Capital Partner
Randy Johnston

"Arthur and his team took the time to profile for the right buyer that would close.  Our store had some challenges so managing the whole process was key to success.  I would highly recommend Arthur and the team at Dealer Solutions if you are thinking about selling your dealership."

Past Dealer
, Pickering Mitsubishi
Brad Hasler

"Arthur and the Dealer Solutions team helped us sell our rural Ford stores.   Although we were a smaller market the deal was a complicated one because there were two roof-tops and a body shop. They took the time to not only profile our business’ but to also profile the market and come up with a list of potential buyers. After our  first deal did not come together , they were very quick to put a deal back together with a different buyer and in the end they made sure  our deal got across the finish line. I would highly recommend Dealer Solutions, they know how to package and sell the hard deals."

Past Dealer, A & B Ford
Brad Hollister

"Amin, Just a quick note to tell you how much we appreciate all the work you did to assist me in marketing and selling my business.  Being in a rural market can offer many challenges in attracting the right buyer who is willing to pay the right price at the right time.  I must say that you and Arthur and the whole team at Dealer Solutions really came through for us and provided our team me unwavering support through the entire selling process. I can highly recommend to anyone who is contemplating selling their dealership to consider using Dealer Solutions North America as their representative of choice".

Dealer Principle, Hollister Kia
Ray Van Empel

"Chris, I just wanted to tell you how impressed I was with you and the Dealer Solutions Team. Your knowledge and contacts were instrumental in securing a deal that made sense for me. How you were able to a get the manufacturer’s approval and paperwork processed in only 5 days still amazes me.   In my career, I have completed on a number of transactions and this by far was the smoothest and quickest! I would highly recommend Chris and the Dealer Solutions team to anyone contemplating the purchase or sale of their dealership. I am confident that this will not be the last transaction I complete through Dealer Solutions North America."

President
, Pioneer Auto Group
Chris Semple

"Arthur and his team went out of their way to sell our store in the middle of the price of oil dropping and Alberta’s economy taking pause. They worried about all the details so I didn’t, most importantly they ensured we crossed the finish line and the deal was closed. If you are thinking of buying or selling, I highly recommend Dealer Solutions North America and their team of professionals there."

Past Dealer, Big Rock Dodge
Roger Jugdeo

“Hello Farid,

Just a note to tell you how pleased I was working with your team on my recent acquisition. Even though your company was on the other side of the table representing the sellers in this scenario, I quickly realized that your team’s professionalism and knowledge was going to make this time sensitive deal happen.

It’s always difficult to take a deal from beginning to closing in six weeks but Arthur Madjarian and his team worked diligently to this end. Please thank them for me. Best of luck in the future Farid!”

Dealer Principal, Pickering Mitsubishi
Jack Kofoed

“During the autumn of 2015, we contacted Dealer Solutions and was guided to Arthur, we had a tall order. We needed to get our business evaluated within a very limited time frame. Their team provided us with a very efficient evaluation package completing step one. Arthur kindly made the trip to Kelowna to assist us personally with the selection process of buyers, however the last steps were left to us. Since we lacked this type of experience we found Arthur to be most helpful, always available for each step. In May 2016, we completed our sale. We would recommend Dealer Solutions to any purchaser or seller in any part of a dealership acquisition”.

Past Dealer, Kelowna Toyota
Les Landsperg

“Thank you Farid and Arthur for all your help in acquiring Erin Mills Mitsubishi. Because we are based in Alberta relying on your firm’s services was essential in making the right decision on where to start expanding in Ontario. Your transparency and efficiency with managing the transaction through to close was impeccable. I would highly recommend your firm to anyone looking to buy or sell a dealership and I know I will be using Dealer Solutions North America in the future.”

President
, Landsperg Auto Goup
Barry Shafran

“During the past several months we have been working with Farid Ahmad and Arthur Madjarian of Dealer Solutions Canada on the sale of our Acura dealership. They brought a high level of professionalism and effective services that were tailored to our specific needs. Their experience and understanding of the industry resulted in identifying potential new owners and the successful completion of our deal.”

Director, President & CEO Chesswood Group Limited
Casey Bast

"Arthur and Farid helped me sell my Ford store in 2016. I was located in a smaller community and knew it would be hard to sell and keep it confidential at the same time. They went out of the way to find a buyer from a different market that would get approved and close. The whole way thru the process they were professional and worked hard to make sure there were no bumps in the road. I would highly recommend Dealer Solutions to anyone thinking about buying or selling a dealership".

Past Dealer, Listowel City Ford
Jimmy LaPointe

"I recently sold my family businesses which included six dealerships that I had owned for 20 years.  Dealer Solutions Canada helped me through the entire process.  Farid and Arthur were great.  They bought a number of uniquely qualified purchasers to the table, helped me with the negotiations, and ultimately secured a great price.  I highly recommend the Dealer Solutions team if you are considering selling your dealership(s).  You won’t regret it.”

President
, LaPointe Auto Group
Mark Falkenberg

“I would like to acknowledge the team at Dealer Solutions Canada for their commitment and professionalism as experienced during our recent transaction in acquiring our most recent dealership. Our normal process was to handle any transaction ourselves from start to finish. This new experience allowed us to view the deal from a different perspective. Most importantly their experience having closed multiple deals gives them the ability to offer alternatives. They are not seen as the adversary whereas some sellers may misinterpret the purchaser’s intentions or they may simply see the purchaser as aggressive. Whatever the impression there now exits a buffer that can be critical in any negotiation process. They also have an opportunity in assisting the new operator with finding potential staff and helping those exiting the sold store as well. “

Dealer Principal, Willowdale Nissan and Infiniti
Randy Knight

"Selling in today’s market place can be quite challenging, the requirements for imaging facilities, finding the right buyer with factory and financial approval is difficult. Dealer Solutions are fantastic to do business with, they know their stuff!

We had multiple solid offers in short order and found the perfect buyer.  They specialize in all aspects of the process including the detailed due diligence.  I highly recommend the Dealer Solutions Team…just considering your options?   Wondering what your business is  really worth today? What is the process?  What are the realistic time-lines?  Then it is time to give them a call…it just might be the best call of your life!"

Clarington Hyundai
Ryan Finch

“My partner Mike and I have worked with Farid and Arthur on a number of deals and they are both fantastic guys that truly understand the car business and what it takes to put a deal together. Their skill sets complement each other really well and when we hit some rough spots in the process they were an integral part of the solution. I would definitely do another deal with Farid and Arthur and would recommend them to anyone looking to purchase or sell a dealership.”

President, Finch Auto Group
Paul Cummings

"I have had the pleasure of completing three acquisitions through Dealer Solutions over the past three years.  As the President f a growing dealer group time is of the essence. Farid and Arthur have always conducted themselves with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.  They work hard on resolving issue that can arise during a very complex and sensitive transaction.  I know I will be using their services again in the future.  Outstanding company"

President, Grand Touring Automobiles
John Leeder

“I am not accustom in writing testimonials but I felt compelled to write this one. I have been a new car dealer for over 20 years and in that time I have worked with a number of advisors. Working with the team at DSC has been a great experience. I have now purchased my third through them. In an industry where some people want to make a fast buck any way they can, it’s great to know that a professional organisation like DSC is in the Canadian market. Farid and Arthur are two people who are completely transparent in the way they operate. They work extremely hard and I have always found them to be ethical. I would have no hesitation in recommending DSC to any buyer looking for assistance in purchasing a dealership in Canada.”

President, Yorkdale Volkswagen/Acura Sherway
Monty Jain

“Dealer solutions is one of the most trusted names in Buying and Selling Car Dealerships and associated companies. Their professional team consisting of Farid Ahmad , President and Arthur Madjarian , Dealer Specialist guide you though a professional way of acquiring a car dealership and Steve Maguire , their CFO helps you through the due diligence and financial analysis to make the right choice. As this was my first new car dealership the approval process was extremely difficult. Dealer Solutions worked with me to get me to the finish line, I would recommend them to anyone looking at a buy / sell transaction.”

President, Richmond Hill Mitsubishi
Moe Sadati

“I am very pleased to provide a reference for Dealer Solution Canada. I have worked with Dealer Solution Canada for past 3 months and they have made selling of my dealership transaction very smooth. I am very happy with Dealer Solution Canada throughout the entire process. I would like to personally thank Farid Ahmad – Steve Maguire and Arthur Madjarian for the professional approach in the sale of my business. Steve Maguire was there through the entire process and his professionalism and experience was very important throughout each level of the transaction. I am happy to recommend them to anyone seeking dealership buy/sell needs. Thank You, Farid and your team for being dependable, straightforward and honest.”

President
, Richmond Hill Mitsubishi
Donald McClure

“Daniel had approached me to sell his store and we could not come to a deal so before I knew it he had hired Dealer Solutions Canada to represent him. I met with Farid and Arthur and laid out my rational and reasoning surrounding what I was prepared to offer. They took the time to break down the business opportunity that Daniel had for sale. They showed me where my rational was not only incorrect, but where I had possibly been a little too harsh about the offer. I was surprised how long the approval process took, however the Dealer Solutions Canada assisted in getting the approval from Hyundai and helped to get the deal closed. Dealer Solutions Canada has a very professional acquisitions team. If you are thinking of selling I highly recommend you speak with them.”

Dealer Principal, McClure Toyota
Bill Brick

"On behalf of my brothers and myself, I wanted to thank you, Arthur, and the entire team at Dealer Solutions for the assistance you provided our family with the sale of Owen Sound Volkswagen. Selling any dealership can be challenging enough, but having to meet specific criteria for four brothers is unique to say the least. Thanks to your efforts, brother John is happily moving into retirement; brother Jeff is purchasing his own company; and Barry and I will continue as junior investors in the business. Barry is excited to continue on as the General Manager and will be joined by his new partners, Patti and Peter Rossbaum. It has been a privilege to have owned a Volkswagen Dealership for the past 13 years; and your help in transitioning the business to the Rossbaum family was a perfect “Dealer Solution” for both families".

Past Dealer, Owen Sound Volkswagen
Daniel Lesvesque

“I saw the Dealer Solutions Canada ad in Automotive News and I was very sceptical that they could help me sell because my store is located in a very rural French speaking town in New Brunswick. Instead of contacting Dealer Solutions I tried to sell it on my own. Very quickly I realized I needed a professional firm to assist me. Farid and Arthur took the time to visit, meet with me and and got to know my town and the dynamics of my market. It took longer that I had hoped however they ensured the deal got across the finish line and they dealt with all the concerns at the manufacturer. To ensure the approval happened. Should you be contemplating a sale, I would highly recommend you take the first step and meet the team at Dealer Solutions Canada.”

Past Dealer Principal, Rendez Vous Hyundai
Lief Sorensen

“As a new comer to Toronto, I was unfamiliar with the market and dealership I was considering. Dealer Solutions Canada had a great wealth of resource and assistance in understanding West Toronto KIA. Additionally, I was provided local contacts to help me transition into the new store smoothly. Arthur Madjarian was always knowledgeable and available to my questions and requests. Without the service Dealer Solutions provided, my family would not be where we are today. Given the opportunity again, I would not hesitate to contacted them. Thank you Arthur and Farid!”

Dealer Principal West Toronto KiA
Steve Alizadeh

“We had the pleasure of working with Farid and Arthur on the acquisition of a dealership group we recently completed. Farid and Arthur introduced us to the opportunity, facilitated a meeting of minds between us and the vendors, counselled us on overcoming issues that arose during the transaction, and generally provided whatever support was necessary to get to the finish line. We were very impressed with Farid and Arthur’s professionalism, their respect for the transaction process, industry knowledge, positive outlook and generally their overall conduct during the transaction. They skillfully navigated the parties through all obstacles that presented themselves through the transaction. Their work on this transaction genuinely earned our respect. We would highly recommend Farid and Arthur and their organization, Dealer Solutions Canada, to anyone looking for guidance or counsel on a dealership acquisition or sale.”

CEO Performance Auto Group (formerly AutoPlanet Automotive Group)
Tony DelGobbo

“The both of you were instrumental in helping me acquire two stores over the past year and I wanted to say thank you. You profiled and located the ideal store in both cases, while the first transaction went smoothly the second did not which at no point was a result of your efforts. Once the dust settled you very quick to act and put that second deal back together which in looking back was a far better deal for me than the original transaction contemplated. Gentlemen you truly hustle and I really appreciate your tenacity for getting the job done. I would recommend Dealer Solutions Canada to any dealer that is looking to sell or buy a dealership.”

Dealer Principal, Cambridge Mitsubishi
Gabriel Da Silva

“I felt the need to take the time and thank you along with your team at Dealer Solutions for the service that was provided in the sale of West Toronto Kia. The knowledge that your team provided in the process from beginning to end made the difference between closing the deal and losing the deal. The sale of a dealership may become an emotional event for both buyer and seller, it’s important to have a team that understands and is able to control the situation between both parties, your common sense approach made the difference! I would recommend the professional services of Dealer Solutions to any Dealer who is thinking of making a change with their portfolio.”

Past Dealer, West Toronto Kia
Donna-Lynn and Dave McLaughlin

“When we first embarked on the path to sell our family business which we took over, we had concerns as to how the transaction would be handled and we wanted to ensure our family got a fair price for the thirty plus years of our investment. After meeting the team from Dealer Solutions Canada we felt more comfortable and confident that we would be able to sell our dealership at a fair price and with as little of hassle as possible. They handled everything from beginning to end. If we need assistance with anything they were there. Owning a family business in a small town had its challenges when it came to finding a qualified buyer and at times we were worried if we would ever sell our dealership. However, Farid and Arthur found us the perfect buyers who were familiar with our market. We would not hesitate in recommending Dealer Solutions Canada to any dealer who finds themselves as the same situation we were.”

Past Dealer, McLaughlin Chrysler 
Bill Hodsoll

“Arthur and Farid. I want to take this opportunity to thank you immensely for your guidance and direction handling the sale of my Dealership.You both, as well as the rest of your team, were professional and helpful throughout the whole process from evaluating our business to the final closing. You found me a buyer who I believe will carry on with the legacy I created and will treat my most important asset, our staff, with the dignity,respect and security which they deserve.It was almost stress free but you helped get me through the mandatory hiccups. I would highly recommend Dealer Solutions Canada to anyone contemplating the sale of their Dealership.”

Past Dealer, Durham Dodge
Amin Shamji

“I wanted to write to you in order to express my thanks and appreciation for the work that you and Farid did on behalf of myself and Cambridge Mitsubishi. I have bought and sold many stores in the last 20 years and I have to say it was a much easier and professional process. From the beginning to the end you looked after many details often following up with either side to ensure we got to a closed transaction as quickly as possible. Once again, thank you.”

Past Dealer, Cambridge Mitsubishi
Art McLeod

“Hi Farid, I would like to thank both you and Arthur for all your assistance in selling Casco Bay Ford a dealership I have owned and operated for 28 years. As you can imagine this was a difficult decision but from our first meeting I knew I had selected the right company to sell my dealership. Your process from beginning to end was outstanding. Your attention to detail and professionalism are the reasons this sale felt painless. Having you on my team helped me understand the offers that we received and it was amazing how you handled some very difficult decisions. I knew selling a Ford Dealership would not be hard but I am surprised as to the number of offers you brought to me to consider. I did belong to a dealer 20 group who I remain very close to, I can assure you that if any of my fellow dealers are thinking of selling their dealership I will highly recommend Dealer Solutions Canada.Once again, thank you.”

Past Dealer Principal of Casco Bay Ford
James Collins

“Dear Arthur and Farid, Thank you very much for your help in selling Niagara Falls Nissan. Your experience and energy really made a difference in making the whole process smooth and quick. We hit a few hurdles but both of you calmly and professionally helped me resolve those issues. I was not sure in the beginning if I needed any help in selling my business but I am sure glad that I did. I wish all prosperity and growth to Dealer Solutions Canada. Please feel free in having anyone call me for a reference. Thank you again, and our paths cross again in the future.”

President, Niagara Falls Nissan
Bob Clark

“Arthur and Farid were a transparent, accountable and always ready to help solve any hurdles during my recent acquisition. This was my first acquisition as a private individual and I plan on using them in the future to acquire more stores as my business grows. If you are either looking to acquire or sell a dealership, there is no doubt in my mind that Dealer Solutions Canada is the team to do it efficiently and discreetly.”

Grimsby Ford Sales
Eric Levitt and Katie Naughton

“My partner and I, Katie Naughton, recently purchased 401 Dixie through Dealer Solutions Canada who was the selling agent.I would like to strongly recommend Farid Ahmad of Dealer Solutions Canada for his level of knowledge, professionalism, dedication and honesty that we experienced throughout the entire process. I had used Farid for other services over the years and this was my first and hopefully not last time buying a dealership. It was a challenging process filled with lots of up’s and down’s but Farid remained positive and determined to get us the deal. Being in the automotive customer service business for over 25 years, Katie and I understand and expect a high level of service given the money involved in such a transaction. Without missing a step Farid provided it. Katie and I would like to thank Farid for everything he did and this will NOT bet the last dealership we buy through him and his company.”

Owners of 401 Dixie Kia
Jay Lockwood

“Dear Farid and Arthur, I just want to take a moment to thank you for your professional assistance in helping me sell Oakville Dodge. From the valuing of my business right through to being at the lawyer’s office with me, you took the time and dedication to care of virtually everything. Realizing the emotions one going’s through when selling something as personal as a dealership; I really appreciated having you guys as my buffer and middlemen. I know you both will be extremely successful in this business.”

President, J. Lockwood Chrysler Ltd.
Michael Talmage

“Farid and his team have their fingers on the pulse of business. Their assistance in buying dealerships has been invaluable, we will be using Dealer Solutions Canada with any future purchases.”

CFO of the Pfaff Automotive Partners
Robert Ankner

“I have been a dealer for over 42 years and it was very hard to come to the decision to sell our family business. I thought this would be a challenging, difficult and stressful transaction given the years I have operated the business. My main goal was to keep this strictly and completely confidential once I made the decision to sell I wanted a fast, clean and discreet sale.Arthur and Farid were particularly supportive and understanding. They delivered what they promised in the beginning and I sold the dealership much faster than I had even hoped for. If anybody is considering selling their dealership they have to use the team at Dealer Solutions Canada. They are ‘car people’ and understand my business and worked hard to uncover hidden profit opportunities to help me yield a fair price.”

President, Autohaus Orangeville
Jason Guttmann

“I thought about selling my dealership many times but had no right company to do the hard work for me. It wasn’t until Dealer Solutions Canada took the listing was I able to close a deal on it. They were very detailed on creating a package explaining my dealership. They vetted potential candidates so I only spoke to those who could not only have funding but could also get approved by the manufacturer. I highly recommend Dealer Solutions Canada to anyone who may be thinking about selling their dealership.”

President, QEW Mazda
Rick Paletta

“I sold two dealerships with Farid and his team. During both transactions Dealer Solutions Canada were honest, represented what they could deliver and were always professional as well as courteous. I highly recommend them to anyone who is selling their store.”

President, Car Nation Canada
Brent Bere

“It has been a pleasure working with Farid, both as the owner of auto careers group and also with the Dealer Solutions Canada. In 2012, the Budd’s Group of companies acquired a Kia dealership and a Mazda dealership in Oakville. We purchased both of them through Farid and his company Dealer Solutions Canada. He approaches business with passion, integrity and always, a smile, striving for “win-win” situations, with whatever innovative solutions are required. Farid is reliable and trustworthy. I look forward to working with Farid in the future, and value the relationship we have developed.”

Chief Financial Officer at Budds’ Group of Companies
Mike Reinprecht and Sandra Kohl

“When we decided to look at the possibility of selling our dealership, we initially talked to some prospects that the factory had introduced us to. Once we met Farid and Arthur of Dealer Solutions Canada we quickly realized that we could benefit from their experience, professionalism and industry contacts. They provided a structured approach that allowed us to consider more pre-qualified prospects that we were confident would, and did, complete a very business like, straight forward buy/sell. We highly recommend talking to Dealer Solutions Canada if you are considering selling your dealership.”

Past Dealer Principals St. Clair Nissan
Alex Digenis

"I have been a client of Farid’s for over ten years. Farid has been an amazing resource every time I have used his services. His knowledge of the industry, drive and enthusiasm is unmatched. 
He defines …”going the extra mile” for his clients."

Owner, General Manager Subaru of Niagara & Henley Honda
Paul Stern

"I have known Farid and used his company’s services for a long time, always to my satisfaction during my tenure as dealer principal. When it came time to sell Toronto Chrysler, I wanted a seasoned veteran with a complete understanding of our industry; well familiar with the ins and outs of these types of transactions. Farid brought to the table integrity, transparency, and work ethic. He and Dealer Solutions made it easier for me to swallow the idea of selling a company that I personally ran for almost three decades. Farid and Arthur showed patience throughout the entire process, and I felt that I was dealing with true professionals who were working for me and my interests at all times. Their referral of David Bereskin was auspicious in that David handled the legal transaction seamlessly."

Past Dealer, Toronto Dodge Chrysler
Bob Hall

“Dealer Solution’s industry expertise and result oriented approach make them the leader in dealership sales and acquisitions.”

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