Franklin, TN – Effective September 1, 2022, the Dealers Auto Auction Group expands into the Atlanta market with the acquisition of VIP Auto Auction. Jim Smith, owner and operator of V.I.P. Auction has served the greater Atlanta area dealers since its inception in 2005. Jim will have a partnership interest as well as assuming the role and responsibility of General Manager and Vice President of DAA Atlanta. His knowledge, skill, and experience, combined with DAAG’s processes and economies of scale, will provide auction customers with continued growth and development of competitive automotive markets and services.
After adding the 4600 Browns Ridge Rd, Cumming, Georgia location, DAAG expands its footprint to nine locations throughout the southeast.
Jim Smith commented about the acquisition, “David Andrews’ reputation, experience, brand, and his proven team at Dealers Auto Auction Group are a great fit for me and my team to grow. The timing of this acquisition is great for dealers and commercial clients looking for an auction offering high-level, personalized service in the Atlanta market.
David Andrews, CEO of Dealers Auto Auction Group said, “We are very excited about the acquisition of the VIP Auto Auction and entering the Atlanta market. As a premier auction service provider, DAAG listens to our customers, and continues to expand DAAG’s ability to provide services and facilities to additional key markets across the United States.” Mr. Andrews also emphasized, “DAAG continues to leverage traditional auction venues with new technology to create strong participation and interaction between our In-lane and On-line buyers and sellers”.
Warren Byrd of Keyscore Consulting was instrumental in putting this deal together. Byrd, a veteran auction industry advocate, spent decades negotiating acquisitions and building auctions. Warren commented, “The work on the VIP Auto Auction acquisition has been very gratifying, putting two experienced partners together under the Dealers Auto Auction Group”.
Dealers Auto Auction Group was started in 2001, with their first auction in Horn Lake, MS. In addition to Dealers Auto Auction Atlanta, DAAG’s now nine auction locations in the Southeast also include: Dealers Auto Auction of Jackson, Dealers Auto Auction of Memphis, Dealers Auto Auction of Murfreesboro, Dealers Auto Auction of Chattanooga, Dealers Auto Auction of Huntsville, Dealers Auto Auction of Mobile, Dealers Auto Auction of Columbia SC and Dealers Auto Auction East Tennessee. For more information please visit www.dealersauto.com.
About Dealers Auto Auction Group, LLC (www.dealersauto.com)
Dealers Auto Auction Group, LLC, a National Automobile Auction Association (NAAA) member auction, based in Franklin, Tennessee, is a leading independent wholesale auto auction group providing comprehensive services to connect buyers and sellers of used vehicles in-lane and on-line throughout the southeast.