Alan Haig founded Haig Partners to provide trusted advice and services to buyers and sellers of higher value dealerships and dealership groups. For six years prior to founding Haig Partners, Alan led the auto retail practice at The Presidio Group where he closed numerous transactions, including two that achieved record high levels of goodwill for the franchises involved. Before that, Alan was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at AutoNation, Inc., the world's largest auto retailer. He was responsible for all dealership acquisitions and divestitures at AutoNation and served on its Executive Committee that oversaw operations, real estate and strategic initiatives. Alan was also at AutoNation in its earliest days and wrote the original business plan for the new car division and led dealership acquisitions. Through these positions, Alan has been involved in the purchase or sale of the purchase or sale of more than 210 dealerships with a value of over $3.1 billion, excluding inventories. Prior to AutoNation, he served in the Corporate Development Department of Blockbuster Entertainment. Alan began his career in investment banking as an analyst and associate for Drexel Burnham Lambert in New York City. He has closed transactions with a value over $5.8 billion during his career.
Through his experience, Alan has become known as an expert in the auto retail industry. For seven years he has been the primary author of a report, now The Haig Report, [Click here for the latest report] that tracks industry trends and how they impact buy-sell activity and dealership values. To prepare this report, which is issued four times a year, Alan speaks with senior executives at many of the largest auto retailers, as well as leading attorneys, bankers and accountants that practice in the auto industry. For the past three years, Alan has also organized the AutoTeam America Buy-Sell Summit, a conference that brings together dealers and professionals involved in the purchase and sale of dealerships across the US. In addition, Alan is a frequent speaker at industry events such as American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the National Association of Dealer Counsel, 20 groups, and other meetings involving dealers and service providers to the auto retail industry. He is regularly quoted by media outlets such as Automotive News.
Alan has an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA from Dartmouth College. He lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with his wife and four children.