The longtime mergers and acquisitions professional will focus on dealership buy-sell work at Presidio. The Presidio Group LLC (“Presidio”), an independent merchant banking firm focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and investments in the automotive retail and consumer mobility sectors, announced the addition of dealership buy-sell veteran Nate Klebacha as Managing Director.
Klebacha, who has been involved in transactions involving nearly 200 dealerships and with an approximate deal value of $4 billion, will focus on Presidio’s dealership mergers and acquisitions business. Klebacha is rejoining Presidio after having served as a principal of the firm from 2011 to 2014 — part of a 20-year career in dealership dealmaking that also included six years in corporate development at Asbury Automotive Group Inc. and a long stint as managing director and founding partner at Haig Partners.
“I am thrilled to rejoin the premier investment bank in the retail automotive industry and look forward to working with Presidio’s top-notch team of professionals to help dealers find the best outcomes for their businesses,” Klebacha said. “Presidio is a powerhouse in the buy-sell space, and the firm continues to increase its desirability as a destination for dealers seeking to maximize the potential of their assets.”
“Nate exemplifies Presidio’s core values of trust and integrity. His proven track record of success and deep understanding of dealers’ needs and objectives make him an invaluable addition to Presidio,” said George Karolis, president of The Presidio Group. “We are excited to welcome him home to the Presidio family and look forward to leveraging his talents and connections on behalf of our clients.”
In addition to the numerous buy-sell transactions he’s been involved in during his career, Klebacha has conducted hundreds of dealership valuations and is a frequent speaker at industry events such as the National Automobile Dealers Association’s annual convention. Klebacha has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration from New York University.
“By adding Nate’s depth and breadth of experience to our already robust roster of professionals, Presidio continues to build a team that offers clients a first-class array of services and connections throughout the industry,” Presidio CEO Brodie Cobb said. “With our recent investments in talent, Presidio is poised to elevate our dealmaking reach and thought leadership to new heights.”
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