Schwartz Advisors Report Archives - aftermarketNews
Thoughts on Autonomous Commercial Vehicles

Everyone has an opinion on the viability of autonomous vehicles and their ultimate impact on the transportation aftermarket.

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The Future of Aftermarket Distribution

Despite the ongoing consolidation, Cruickshank believes there is still a viable future for independent distributors.

Turbocharging Distracted Driving

In 1980 in the United states, a total of 51,091 people died in 45,284 fatal crashes involving 63,485 vehicles.

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Preparing for the ‘End Game’

Endgame strategies, Tartaglione explains, encompass the owner’s objectives for the business, including passing it on to the next generation, selling to a competitor or bringing in a financial partner.

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We Were Promised Jetpacks

In this blog, I’ll talk about some of our forecasting failures – things we thought would take the market by storm but never did. 

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Coopetition – The Future of OE Dealerships and IAM Shops

Managing Partner Derek Kaufman says it’s time to work with competitors to satisfy the same customer.

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Long-Term BEV Predictions Should Dismiss Short-Term ‘Noise’

Managing Partner Derek Kaufman emphasizes that Schwartz Advisors tries to filter out both the hype and hysteria in its forecasts.

Why the Grid Can Handle BEVs

The major utility-centric hub and spoke grid system is morphing into a more distributed power network.

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Strategies for Navigating the Aftermarket M&A Landscape

Rick Schwartz shares what factors are attracting investors to the aftermarket and how economic factors influence M&A frequency.

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The Emerging Circular Aftermarket

Disruption in the aftermarket is coming from radical sustainability and the formation of a circular aftermarket.

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Consolidation Trends in the Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket

Brian Cruickshank, partner at Schwartz Advisors, shares why investors are increasingly eyeing this side of the industry.

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Battery Swapping – The Best BEV Business Model

Battery swapping and the supply of “Batteries as a Service” (BaaS) is a superior way to build vehicle brand value, says Schwartz Advisors Derek Kaufman.

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