On Monday, September 26, the major party candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will engage in their first debate. One thing that everybody will be watching for is any indication of how each of their respective policies will impact the economy and job growth.

In my latest column in Automotive Buy Sell Report™, What Impact Will the Election Have on the Auto Industry and M&A Transactions, I take a look at how their relative stances may impact the area of dealership mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and the auto industry in general.

As you know, election year politics can have some strange effects on markets, and no one can deny that this election cycle has been a little stranger than most!

The article provides some food for thought, and may give you some insight and things to watch for, ahead of the upcoming presidential debate.

Compliance and regulatory issues regarding M&A transactions can be complex. If you would like to benefit from our expertise in these areas, or if you have further questions on this Advisory, do not hesitate to contact our Automotive Dealerships specialists, or call us at 1-800-239-1474.