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Yamaha, Polaris, KTM Dealership in Wenatchee, Washington Gets New Ownership

Powersports Listings M&A announces the purchase of Wenatchee Powersports by Brandon Montgomery of Cle Elum, Washington Motorcycle enthusiast and Seattle area public relations and marketing executive Melanie Wilhoite purchased the Wenatchee Yamaha, Polaris, and KTM dealership in 2014 and it became one of the few woman-owned power-machine dealerships in the Northwest. Melanie believes in creating a great retail experience and this philosophy paid off with steady performance and annualized sales growth of over 15% from the year of acquisition. Having gone through a dealership purchase on the buyer side, Melanie had a firm understanding of the multi-faceted and time-consuming journey ahead upon the decision to pursue her dealership sale. Understanding the great deal of coordination that would be involved between buyer, seller, legal counsel, OEMs and flooring companies, Melanie made the decision to contract with Powersports Listings M&A (PLMA) to be assured that her broker w…
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Powersports Listings Mergers & Acquisitions Attracts Successful Private & Venture Equity Executive & Entrepreneur for the Asset Acquisition of CHESTER'S GRAND TETON HARLEY-DAVIDSON of Idaho Falls, Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, October 8, 2019 - CHESTER'S GRAND TETON HARLEY-DAVIDSON consists of a main Harley-Davidson dealer location in Idaho Falls, Idaho with secondary retail locations in Jackson, WY and Pocatello, ID under the names JACKSON HOLE HARLEY-DAVIDSON and EAGLE ROCK HARLEY-DAVIDSON respectively.
Jerry Szopinski, Powersports Listings Mergers & Acquisitions (PLMA) - President of Sales & Networking, established a sturdy relationship with the ownership group of the Chester's H-D dealerships beginning in 2009, and all the while consulting with them around buy-sell opportunities that might be interesting to this multi-unit Harley-Davidson dealership enterprise. The owners contracted with PLMA when it came time to move from buying mode to selling mode after 15+ years of successful ownership at the Grand Teton Harley-Davidson locations in Idaho Falls, ID; Jackson, WY; and Pocatello, ID. ​Through many weeks of confidential marketing, the PLMA team identified Greg and Ma…

Powersports Listings M&A Announces the Sale of Fun Bike Center - Flagship Powersports Dealership in San Diego, California

SAN DIEGO, August 6, 2019 (Newswire.com) - ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Fun Bike Center (FBC) has been owned and operated by the Roundy family since 1972. Darrow Roundy preceded his son and current exiting owner, Gary Roundy, who fully took over the reins in 2007 as the dealer principal. The dealership houses the leading powersports brands of Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, BRP, Suzuki, and Textron Off Road from its 60,000 sq. ft. facility in Northern San Diego. After decades of successful operations, Gary's decision to retire came around.  Upon this decision, he reached out to Jerry Szopinski, President of Sales & Networking of Powersports Listings M&A, as the result of recommendations from several industry associates. The Powersports Listings team identified and worked with dozens of interested parties for the physically attractive and profitable enterprise known as Fun Bike Center. As interest was evaluated, Szopinski identified powersports dealership veterans Jerry Gilding and Phil Acton…

Kansas City Suburb Honda - Kawasaki Dealership in Business Since 1959 Changes Ownership with the help of Mike Pate, Managing Director, Powersports Listings M&A

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo., January 31, 2019 (Newswire.com) - In business since 1959, Dell's Powersports (Honda, Kawasaki, Honda Power Equipment) now operates from a spacious and modern leased facility of 11,400 sq. ft., with excellent visibility and roadway frontage in Blue Springs, MO approximately 20 miles southeast of Kansas City, MO.   Dell’s Powersports operated for many years as a single line Honda dealership, the Kawasaki brand of motorcycles, ATV’s and UTV’s was added to the line-up in 2010, along with an increased offering of certified pre-owned motorcycles of all makes and models at best value prices. Owner, Mark Riggin called Mike Pate, Managing Director of Powersports Listings M&A after hearing about one of his other recent dealership sales in the region and he confidentially relayed his desire to sell the dealership and retire. Shortly thereafter, Mike visited the dealership to meet with Mark in person and a sales engagement was inked. Mike then immediately went to work a…

Harley-Davidson Dealership Veteran Jeff Cheek Sells Seattle-Area Harley-Davidson Dealership to Michael Veracka (The Motorcycle Company)

Powersports Listings Mergers & Acquisitions assists Jeff Cheek with the sale of his Renton, Washington, Harley-Davidson dealership location. The Motorcycle Company changes the name to JET CITY Harley-Davidson and soon will add the LIVE WIRE Electric motorcycle lineup. RENTON, Wash., November 14, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Harley-Davidson dealership owner-operator veteran Jeff Cheek sought the help of Powersports Listings Mergers and Acquisitions (PLMA) to confidentially pursue the sale of his Renton, Washington, location as the result of a personal decision to streamline the coast-to-coast travel he had been undertaking for several years. Cheek and PLMA had successfully worked together on several dealership transactions over the last 10 years. PLMA, being in constant communication with active dealership groups, made the match one day while having a strategic discussion with Michael, Paul and Dave Veracka. Tom Macatee, CEO of PLMA, personally managed the deal negotiations and the big-le…

Growing Southwest Fort Worth, Texas, Dealership Sold; Family Ownership Retires A new era begins for Granbury Motorsports as Powersports Listings Mergers & Acquisitions helps Mitch and Maureen Milson sell to auto industry entrepreneurs Mike Kolb and Ben Lange.

GRANBURY, Texas, November 12, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Located approximately 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas, just off US Hwy 377, Granbury Motorsports began life as a single-line Kawasaki dealership many years ago, with Mitch and Maureen Milson taking possession in 1991 after a career in corporate positions. Their ownership brought new excitement into the dealership and it wasn’t long before a succession of additional lines were added to supplement the Kawasaki line, including Polaris, BRP and Yamaha.  Mitch and Maureen continued to conduct business the old-fashioned way, like bike shops in the early days, with a fun, low-pressure atmosphere, taking time to speak to a customer about the fun and practical sides of the products offered, even as revenue grew exponentially. The Milsons grew to a staff of 15 employees with an extensive selection of parts and accessories, an award-winning service department and sales of over 450 vehicles (new and used) per year.  Mitch and Maureen Mil…

Powersports Listings M&A Announces the Sale of Flagship Powersports Dealership in North Austin, Texas

GEORGETOWN, Texas, October 19, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Central Texas Powersports (CTP) was organized by Steve Littlefield, an industry veteran of five decades, along with his wife Teresa. Steve grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas, and started his career washing dishes at a local BBQ restaurant. He became interested in motorcycles and purchased his first bike, a ‘66 Honda S90. When Steve was not in school or washing dishes, he was hanging out at the local Honda dealership begging for a job. In 1966, when he was just 16 years old, he was finally given the opportunity to take an ICT (Industrial Cooperative Training) class through his high school at a local Honda dealership to learn about the motorcycle mechanic trade. After graduation, he worked for another small dealership in the area from 1968-1981 as a motorcycle technician. In 1981, Steve opened his first motorcycle store, which offered parts and accessories along with service. The store continued to do business for 10 years. In 1990, Stev…