American Automotive Capital Partners

Empowering dealerships, investing in communities, generating exceptional returns.

What Is AACAP

AACAP is an operating company that acquires and manages new vehicle dealerships with its initial focus in California, Nevada, Arizona and the southern United States. We optimize dealership performance and grow earnings over the long term.

We drive our dealerships to long-term excellence, create superior returns for our investors, and contribute to the economic development of local communities.

Why Dealerships

With about $1 trillion in annual revenues, new vehicle dealerships make up the largest retail sector in the United States. The dealership sector is highly fragmented and consolidating increasingly rapid.

Fueled by diversified revenue streams and with a highly variable cost structure, dealerships generate substantial cash flow during up and down markets.

The rapid shift to online vehicle sales and the accelerating shift to electric vehicles provide competitive opportunities to dealerships that embrace these changes.

How We Drive Success

AACAP puts our dealerships on the road to increased profitability and long-term capital appreciation.

We provide leadership and long-term capital focused on people, digital tools, and financial controls to create a robust operating platform that drives performance.

Qualified Opportunity Zones

Dealerships located in “qualified opportunity zones” and fitting AACAP’s target profile can be especially attractive because they can be acquired through AACAP-sponsored “qualified opportunity funds” that can provide exceptional tax relief to investors who contribute eligible capital gains to the QOFs and then hold their QOF investments for at least ten years.

They also get the satisfaction of making a positive difference.

Decades of Experience

Our leadership team has decades of experience managing new vehicle dealerships, working in financial markets, and building investment platforms. 

And many of us grew up in the car culture of small-town America.