Ed Morse Automotive buys dealerships in Iowa
“Being able to expand our automotive footprint in the great state of Iowa is extremely exciting for our organization,” Teddy Morse, CEO of Ed Morse Automotive, said in a statement. “We look forward to making significant capital improvements and supporting the communities of Muscatine and DeWitt.”
The Ed Morse group is in expansion mode. In December, he purchased a Ford dealership in St. Robert, Mo., and entered Illinois with the purchase of Weir Chevrolet-Buick-GMC and Weir Ford, both from Red Bud, and Weir Chrysler-Dodge -Jeep-Ram in New Athens. . In July, Ed Morse Automotive purchased two dealerships in Texas, and in May entered Missouri with the purchase of four dealerships; the group also sold two dealerships in Florida that month.
Ed Morse now has approximately 30 franchised dealership rooftops in Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas and Iowa.
It ranks No. 60 on Automotive News‘ most recent list of the top 150 US-based dealer groups, selling 14,169 new vehicles in 2020.
Jennifer Rafael of Dealer Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions, a Markham, Ont., buy-sell firm with offices in the United States, represented the seller in the transaction, according to the Ed Morse Group.