Portfolio Holding, Inc. to acquire National Automotive Experts
Companies are similar but cover different territories
Posted by Tony Russell
March 12, 2020
Portfolio Holding Inc. today announced it has agreed to acquire National Automotive Experts/NWAN, a Strongsville, Ohio-based F&I products provider and administrator.
Executives said the acquisition unites complementary companies with strong suites of products and services but minimal overlap in marketing territories. President and CEO Brent Griggs indicated that Portfolio’s continuous effort to find great opportunities to grow in an increasingly competitive field drove the acquisition.
In NAE/NWAN, we saw an opportunity to not only expand and strengthen our own presence in major markets but join forces with a highly successful and universally admired competitor
“We cannot ignore the trend toward consolidation at every level of our industry,” Griggs said. “In NAE/NWAN, we saw an opportunity to not only expand and strengthen our own presence in major markets but join forces with a highly successful and universally admired competitor. Whether in terms of performance or corporate culture, we could not have imagined a better fit.”
In addition to its F&I offerings, Portfolio is a national leader in dealer participation programs, having been ranked among the top reinsurance providers in every Dealers’ Choice Awards survey commissioned by Auto Dealer Today since the category was introduced in 2008. Based in Lake Forest, Calif., with operations in Dallas, Texas, Portfolio intends to maintain NAE/NWAN’s operations in their Cleveland-area offices.
“We couldn’t be more excited to join the Portfolio family, and we know this move will benefit everyone involved — our associates, our agents, our dealers and, most importantly, our customers,” said Kelly Price, CEO of NAE/NWAN. “We are confident that the combined culture and experience in the industry will make us unstoppable.”
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