SERVICES

 

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

BUSINESS PLANS

Axiom Advisors track record and success with business plans is second to none in the industry. Our experience and insight into dealership operations sets our business plans apart from the rest.

BUY/SELL CLOSING REPRESENTATION

Our experienced team has worked on buy/sell closings of all sizes and complexities. We protect our dealers at all stages of the process, from the initial broker offering package, to the LOI, the APA, the closing table and beyond.

DUE DILIGENCE

Axiom stands apart from other firms in providing due diligence services due to an exclusive dealership focus, relevant industry knowledge, and ability to navigate DMS systems. We have advised on single-point dealership offerings up to large groups with over 20 dealerships and revenues approaching $2 billion.  Whether going toe to toe with Big 4 accounting firms in counter due diligence or negotiating one on one directly with a selling dealer, Axiom is a proven and trusted partner in the process. 

MANUFACTURER APPLICATIONS

Axiom has completed hundreds of applications for dealers. Our role is to minimize or eliminate potential roadblocks and create efficiencies in the application process so you can stay focused on your business.

OPINION OF VALUE

We provide an objective, fact based and honest opinion of a dealership’s value. Whether purchasing a dealership, or trying to determine the value of your dealership, Axiom’s opinion of value provides clarity in an otherwise subjective matter. Don’t just take a broker’s word on what a dealership is worth.

 
 
 
 
 

ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT

BUDGETS, FORECASTS, PROJECTIONS

Our team provides forward looking analysis for existing and future operations. Our industry knowledge allows us to provide dealers with realistic performance expectations.

INTERIM CFO / CONTROLLER

Axiom’s goal is to run a best in class operation.  When there is a change in key dealership personnel, Axiom is able to step in the vacated role to ensure continuity and seamless transition until a permanent replacement is found.

CSA EXCEPTIONS TESTING (COGNITIVE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS)

Data exceptions can be a leading indicator of operational risks, inefficiencies and/or fraud.  Axiom’s CSA Exceptions are obtained through proprietary algorithms evaluated with industry knowledge and experience. “Fish where the fish are.” 

DMS CONSULTING (DEALER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS)

In working with many dealerships across the nation, Axiom Advisors has gained valuable insight pertaining to the quality and performance of major dealer management systems (“DMS”). We offer DMS consulting services ranging from evaluating existing DMS integrity and security to increasing dealership employee software utilization and maximizing the return on the data processing investment. 

FRAUD INVESTIGATIONS

We believe every dealership is subject to individuals who may self-enrich at the detriment of the dealership. Axiom has successfully identified fraudulent activities in dealerships ranging from a title clerk registering a personal vehicle at the dealership’s expense, to a CFO embezzling $5 million.

INTERNAL AUDITS

The Axiom Analysis Suite provides a range of internal audit services where dealers can customize a program of internal risk assessment by selecting any combination of the simplest level of coverage to the most in-depth and comprehensive dealership internal audit. At any level, our proven processes are known to pay for themselves.

OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS

To know where you are going you need to know where you stand.  Axiom can help assess the health of your existing operation.  While results may sometimes look good on paper, or your partner or general manager are saying things are great, the reality is things may not be as good as they seem.  Axiom provides objective visibility to the true performance of your operations and highlights risks and opportunities within your dealership.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LITIGATION SUPPORT

Disputes may arise over the valuation of a dealership, whether as part of a divorce or separation from a business partner.  Axiom is an ally in sorting through the complexities of these matters.

BUSINESS VALUATION DISPUTES

CALCULATION OF BUSINESS DAMAGES

Axiom’s industry experience and exclusive dealership focus provide an advantage in determining the extent of operational losses or lost profit opportunities due to unforeseen events and circumstances.

FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS

When you need a report of the facts and the financial impact of fraudulent activities within your dealership, Axiom’s focus and experience will efficiently provide the data you need for local authorities or insurance company.

EXPERT TESTIMONY

As industry experts, Axiom provides valuable insight to support you and your business’ case through expert testimony. Axiom has experience serving in cases at both the local and federal level, from manufacturer disputes to class-action matters. 

 
 
 

CONTACT

PHIL VILLEGAS: PV@AXIOM-AUTO.COM

MARILOU C. VROMAN, CPA, CFE: MV@AXIOM-AUTO.COM

786.350.2675

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