January 30, 2023 — Crash Champions, one of the nation’s fastest-growing operators of high-quality collision repair service and the largest founder-led multi-shop operator (MSO) in the industry, today announced the company is continuing its fast start to 2023 with the acquisition of European Collision.
As one of the most reputable MSOs in the Southern United States, European Collision operates four repair centers across the Nashville and Atlanta metro areas. The acquisition officially closed on January 27.
“Welcoming European Collision to the Crash Champions team is another proud moment as we continue a fast start to the New Year,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “European Collision has served both the Atlanta and Nashville markets with consistent high-quality collision repair service for decades. We look forward to the expanded service this acquisition brings to the overall Crash Champions network in these key markets across the Southern U.S.”
Through the acquisition of European Collision, Crash Champions adds a network of four state-of-the-art I-CAR Gold Class repair centers to its growing national footprint. It also boasts a leading lineup of luxury OEM and EV certifications to better serve today’s advanced vehicles.
“The European Collision team is built on more than four decades of craftsmanship and quality service,” said owner and CEO Andrew Suggs. “As we met with the Crash Champions team, we quickly realized their leadership and culture aligned seamlessly. It’s a team that is operationally centric, and founder-led — traits that are core to European Collision. We are confident that this is a long-term investment in our team, our customers, and our business partners as we leverage the unparalleled resources and scale offered by a like-minded organization.”
For more information and to locate a local repair center, visit www.crashchampions.com and watch the organization’s story here. Independent collision repair centers and owners interested in joining the Crash Champions team are encouraged to visit www.crashchampions.com/sell-your-shop to learn more about the process and opportunities available.
About Crash Champions
Crash Champions is the largest founder-led multi-shop operator (MSO) of high-quality collision repair service in the U.S., serving customers and business partners at more than 600 state-of-the-art repair centers in 36 states across the U.S. The company was founded in 1999 as a single Chicago repair center by industry veteran and 2022 MSO Executive of the Year, Matt Ebert. For more information, and to locate a local repair center, visit www.crashchampions.com.