Phil Villegas

Axiom Advisors
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Phil Villegas is a principal at Axiom Advisors, a boutique automotive dealership consulting firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, enterprise management, and litigation support. He can be reached at PV@AXIOM-AUTO.COM or 786-472-2800


Can’t Dealership Management Just Get Along?
Car dealerships where there’s mutual respect among top management are most likely to outperform competitors.
Predictions and AutoNation’s Predicament at the Top 1
Will Warren Buffett make a bid for the Hendrick auto dealership group?
Dinner, Show and Welcome to Dealer World, Mr. Soros
Curiously, the news of billionaire George Soros potentially getting into auto retailing comes out of a broker-sponsored dinner.
Look Out for Private-Equity Firms Eyeing Dealerships
Long-term costs may exceed short-terms gains.
After Van Tuyl Mega-Deal, Who’s Next?
Keep an eye on Asbury. It may end up in the driver’s seat or back seat of a future acquisition.
What to Expect From Buffett Acquiring Van Tuyl Dealer Group 3
From a dealer’s perspective, the deal is great news. And will it set the stage for a Chinese automaker finally debuting in the U.S.?
Acura Has Future, But as Niche Brand
Honda’s luxury division faces tough competition from heavyweights that are expanding their lineups to fight in the lower-premium segment.
Outsiders Poised to Buy Car Dealerships 1
As the auto industry surges, private-equity firms and others may drive up blue-sky values, but they face obstacles.
Let Tesla Try Selling Its Own Cars
Dealer associations are misguided in their attempt to fight Tesla’s factory-run retailing system.
Now’s the Time to Sell Dealership
As the dealer body ages, a lot of owners will put their stores up for sale soon, which could make for a crowded buy-sell market.


What to Expect From Buffett Acquiring Van Tuyl Dealer Group
October 7, 2014

I think one of the biggest changes we'll see in the short term will be the added attention of individuals and groups outside of the sector. I believe you're on point, I see Mr...