Powersports Listings Mergers & Acquisitions Announces New Ownership at Black Cat Harley-Davidson in Rocky Mount, NC

Black Cat Harley-Davidson of Rocky Mount, NC is situated approximately 50 miles northeast of Raleigh, NC. Formerly Rocky Mount H-D, the dealership has been under ownership of the Cole Family since February of 2017. The Cole Family operates one of the largest Harley-Davidson dealership groups in the United States with 5 locations east of the Mississippi River. The Cole Family accomplished such accolades with the Black Cat H-D location as the 2018 Powersports Business Power 50 recognition and the 2019 Harley-Davidson Gold Bar & Shield award.
Upon being hired by Cole to confidentially market Black Cat Harley-Davidson for sale, PLMA President of Sales and Networking, Jerry Szopinski, began discussions with Kevin Walsh, a business owner / entrepreneur that was in the process of the sale of his Aviation industry training business in Maryland. Walsh, as a lifelong Harley-Davidson enthusiast in need of a new solid business to operate, was a perfect fit for the acquisition of Black Cat Harley-Davidson. Walsh and his partner Vincent Talbert came up with the name change to Flying Iron Harley-Davidson fitting with their aviation background.
The buy-sell transaction closed on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
“PLMA went above and beyond to support us with our first dealership purchase. Their time spent with me to navigate a number of ups and downs with the process kept the deal alive.” – Kevin Walsh, Owner, Flying Iron Harley-Davidson   
“Powersports Listings M&A delivered a high level of professionalism during the entire process. They were a joy to work with!” – Charlie Cole, Owner, Black Cat Harley-Davidson
Powersports Listings Mergers & Acquisitions (PLMA), is a professional powersports industry dealership brokerage centrally located in Dallas, Texas.
PLMA team members:
Tom Macatee, CEO
David Clay, CIO
Jerry Szopinski, President of Sales & Networking
Mike Pate, Vice President
Jaye Sanders, Managing Director
Source: Powersports Listings M&A