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Understanding the Buyer's Risk in an M&A Deal

It’s always true that the owners of a tire-related business know everything about their particular business, while the parties looking to buy it know very little. Whether you are a tire retailer, a commercial tire dealer or a wholesaler, it helps to treat potential buyers as if they were your customers.


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With New Investor, Sun Auto Tire Looks at Other Regions

'We’ll Move a Little Bit North - Maybe Into the Northwest,' Says Garman

With a new majority owner, Sun Auto Tire & Service expects to continue acquiring tire dealerships at a brisk clip. And the company is looking beyond its traditional geography, says Chris Garman, who oversees Sun Auto Tire's merger and acquisition activities.


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Insights Into Jim and Tommy Duff, Recipients of MTD's 2021 Tire Dealer of the Year Award

Observations From Members of Southern Tire Mart's Leadership Team

Despite its size and scope, Southern Tire Mart’s corporate structure is lean — and that’s by design. Jim and Tommy Duff work with a small leadership team at their state-of-the-art corporate office in Columbia, Miss. Several members of the group have been with Southern Tire Mart since the 1980s. 


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'We're Just Getting Started:' Jim and Tommy Duff - the Recipients of MTD's Tire Dealer of the Year Award - Prepare for Southern Tire Mart's Next Growth Phase

They own and operate the biggest commercial truck tire dealership in the United States. Their company also is the largest retreader in the country — with its daily production eclipsing that of three different tire manufacturers. They’ve built a coast-to-coast empire spanning more than 150 stores across 15 states that is on track to hit $2 billion in sales this year. They’re Jim and Tommy Duff, the owners of Southern Tire Mart. They’re the recipients of MTD’s 2021 Tire Dealer of the Year Award. And they say they’re just getting started. 


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