Driven Brands confirms acquisition of Fix USA

Charlotte, NC — Driven Brands, North America’s largest automotive services company, today announced its acquisition of Fix Auto USA (FUSA) and Auto Center Auto Body, Inc. (ACAB). “We are thrilled to add the Fix team to Driven Brands despite the current business climate. Our word and reputation for being good partners are incredibly important to us,” said Driven Brands CEO Jonathan Fitzpatrick. “We have never been more optimistic about the long-term prospects for Fix Auto USA, all of our businesses in the paint, collision and glass segment, and the Driven Brands portfolio overall.”

FUSA president Paul Gagne will remain in his role, reporting to Driven Brands group president of paint, collision and glass, Michael Macaluso.

“After years of growing Fix Auto USA, we are thrilled to be part of Driven Brands, who completed the acquisition despite the tumultuous business climate,” said Paul Gange, president and CEO of Fix Auto USA. “We are excited to continue building our organization with the strength and support of Driven Brands behind us.”

“Driven Brands’ mission and unwavering commitment to its consumers, franchisees, employees, and industry partners align with our vision,” added Shelly and Erick Bickett, owners of Auto Center Auto Body, Incorporated. “We look forward to the many benefits that our two organizations and our franchisees will gain from one another, including industry-leading solutions tailored for our customers. There is exciting growth ahead. We look forward to working with Driven Brands as leaders in the collision repair industry.”

Since affiliates of Roark Capital acquired Driven Brands in 2015, it has executed 38 acquisitions, including Fix Auto USA and Auto Center Auto Body, Inc. Fueled by these acquisitions and strong organic growth, Driven Brands continues to expand across its automotive segments, increasing the brands’ footprint to over 3,250 locations across North America.

With the acquisition, Driven Brands now operates more than 3,250 auto aftermarket businesses across the United States and Canada. Together, they generate a total of $3.4 billion U.S.  For more information, visit drivenbrands.com.

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