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About Advantage Rent A Car

Advantage Rent A Car, founded in 1963, is a large rental car company in the United States.

Advantage Rent A Car Headquarter Location

1052 Highland Colony Parkway

Ridgeland, Mississippi, 39157,

United States

800-777-5500

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Latest Advantage Rent A Car News

Ed Morse acquires 2 Texas dealerships; Advantage Rent a Car owner buys store in Georgia

Jul 30, 2021

July 30, 2021 12:07 PM Here's a look at the two deals that closed this month and involved domestic-brand stores. Texas deal Ed Morse Automotive Group expanded its growing Texas footprint with the purchase of two dealerships Monday. The Delray Beach, Fla., group acquired Donaghe Buick-GMC and Donaghe Ford, both in Greenville, from Chance Donaghe. Greenville is about an hour's drive northeast of Dallas. The group now has seven dealerships in North Texas and one in Durant, Okla., near the Texas border. With the Greenville transaction, Ed Morse now has each of the Detroit 3 automakers represented in Texas, which CEO Teddy Morse described as "one of the greatest truck markets in the country." "We have a presence currently in the area, and we are looking to increase that," Morse told Automotive News. "We have obviously a huge presence in Florida because we've been there for 75 years. But two years ago, we bought our first stores in Dallas and since then [have] been acquiring stores in this area. It was an opportunity to increase our footprint here. We're particularly excited about being able to add Ford to Texas." Morse said the group will eventually rename the dealerships Freedom Ford by Ed Morse and Freedom Buick-GMC by Ed Morse. In early May, the group entered Missouri when it bought four dealerships. It also sold two Florida dealerships to dealer Ken Marks in late May: a Buick-GMC store and a Mazda store, both in Port Richey, Morse said. With the Donaghe acquisitions, Ed Morse now has 24 dealerships in Florida, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas. Ed Morse Automotive ranks No. 60 on Automotive News' list of the top 150 dealership groups based in the U.S., retailing 14,169 new vehicles in 2020. Ed Morse, Teddy's grandfather, started the business in 1946 when he founded Morse Motors. Georgia acquisition The owner of Advantage Rent a Car has entered auto retail, buying a standalone GMC dealership in Georgia. Adel Dealerco on July 20 bought Jerry Kelley GMC in Adel, north of Valdosta and the Georgia-Florida state line. The dealership has been renamed Advantage GMC of Adel, said Dan Miller, co-owner and CEO of Orlando Rentco, the majority owner of Adel Dealerco. Orlando Rentco, of Orlando, owns Advantage Rent a Car. "We wanted to enter the retailing business so that when we sell our, what we call off-rental cars, or the rental cars that come out of the rental fleet, we wanted a way to sell those in a retail environment instead of just primarily wholesale, which we have done up to this point," Miller told Automotive News. Orlando Rentco, also owned by Remon Aziz, in July 2020 bought some Advantage Rent a Car locations and assets after Advantage filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Miller said. Other minority owners of the GMC dealership include Mark Zurales, dealer principal and vice president of retail operations for Advantage Rent a Car and who formerly worked for dealership groups such as Walser Automotive Group and AutoNation Inc., and Sandy Miller, former CEO of Budget Group Inc. Sandy Miller is Dan Miller's father. Dan Miller said he wants Orlando Rentco to continue to acquire nonluxury brand dealerships in second-tier markets that are within a few hundred miles from its eight Advantage airport rental car locations. It has rental car businesses in both Atlanta and Orlando, for example. The company plans to use dealership service departments to recondition rental cars for used-vehicle sales. "What we're able to do is take the rental car, put it on a truck in the morning, get it into the service department, get it reconditioned and by the end of the day, have it ready for sale at the dealership," Dan Miller said. Miller said the Advantage website will be upgraded for customers to rent, sell and buy used vehicles. Bill Fields of Dealer Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions, a dealership buy-sell firm based in Markham, Ontario and with a U.S. office in Jupiter, Fla., represented the seller in the transaction. Related Article

Advantage Rent A Car Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Advantage Rent A Car acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was E-Z Rent-A-Car on February 17, 2015.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

2/17/2015

$99M

Acquired

1

Date

2/17/2015

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Sources

1

Advantage Rent A Car Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Advantage Rent A Car has 1 strategic partners and customers. Advantage Rent A Car recently partnered with GayTravel.com on .

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

Partner

GayTravel.com

United States

Advantage Rent A Car Receives Gay Travel Award.

In honor of its special partnership with GayTravel.com , Advantage Rent A Car offers a 20 percent discount to members of the LGBTQ community , and it waives the usual charge for an additional driver .

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Date

Type

Partner

Business Partner

GayTravel.com

Country

United States

News Snippet

Advantage Rent A Car Receives Gay Travel Award.

In honor of its special partnership with GayTravel.com , Advantage Rent A Car offers a 20 percent discount to members of the LGBTQ community , and it waives the usual charge for an additional driver .

Sources

1

Advantage Rent A Car Team

2 Team Members

Advantage Rent A Car has 2 team members, including former Chief Financial Officer, David Mayer.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

David Mayer

Chief Financial Officer

Former

David D'Angelo

Hertz, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Controller

Former

Name

David Mayer

David D'Angelo

Work History

Hertz, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Title

Chief Financial Officer

Controller

Status

Former

Former

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