Buying or Selling an auto dealership?

At Live Oak Bank, we know that buying or selling an auto dealership can be overly complicated and frustrating. You deserve a bank that makes the lending process simple and clear, so you can achieve your business goals.

Live Oak offers loans for auto dealership franchises in all 50 states. Working with a lender who specializes in financing for auto dealership franchises is key to navigating the complex process of securing the capital you need. Because we work with auto dealership transactions every day, we can anticipate the surprises and challenges you may face, ultimately helping to structure a loan that works for your needs. We understand blue sky value and multiples associated with franchise dealerships, so you don’t have to spend time getting us up to speed on the process.

Whether you want to buy a franchise auto dealership business, sell your existing business, expand to a second or third location, refinance existing business debt or require working capital, Live Oak can be your trusted finance partner.

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Why Live Oak


As an auto dealership owner, your time is valuable. When you’re looking for a business loan, it’s important to select a financing partner who truly understands your industry. Our team works with car dealership owners every day to help them obtain the financing they need to buy, sell, grow or operate their businesses. It's our job and our passion to help you succeed. As a result, we've built an industry-leading lending experience that is straightforward and focused on you.


Just like you’ve earned your customers’ confidence through providing exceptional value and service, Live Oak strives to gain your trust, as well. Your relationship with us doesn’t end when your loan closes. Once you receive your money, you’ll be introduced to your dedicated business analyst. There are no call centers here at Live Oak! Your business analyst will be your point of contact to answer any questions that arise along the way.


We know that taking out a business loan can be stressful. We take that very seriously and we want to guide and support you through the loan process. Our goal is to treat each customer like they are our only customer with responsiveness and transparency. This means that you'll always know exactly where we are in the process every step of the way.

Auto Dealerships Financing - Recently closed deals

”The team at Live Oak Bank was willing to help me finance my dealership purchase when no other lender would give it a shot. The most impressive part of my experience was how proactive, organized and knowledgeable they were about the SBA rules and processes. When unexpected bumps did arise, such as a Phase II on the real estate, the team was fast to communicate and reach a quick solution. I would recommend Live Oak as a financing solution to other folks looking to purchase an automotive dealership.”

– Jeff, Dealership Owner

Ford Auto Dealership | First-Time BuyerDealership Purchase

Term Loan Amount: $2,500,000

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