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closed 2/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired Teon Media

synopsis: Haynes Publishing, a publishing company that produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals, has acquired digital platform Teon Media, a company that develops and markets a mobile centric platform and database covering Europe's popular cars.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target: Teon Media
Teon Media Limited develops and markets a mobile centric platform and database covering Europe's popular cars. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Darlington, United Kingdom.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Motor1.com, acquired BoldRide.com

synopsis: Miami-based technology and multimedia company Motor1.com, a sister company of Motorsport.com, announced that it has acquired leading automotive digital media platform BoldRide.com.The acquisition supports Motor1.com’s global business strategy and aggressive expansion into a dozen new markets around the world this year.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com is a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in automotive content while delivering the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, price lists and premium video production. "
target: BoldRide.com
Founded in 2011, BoldRide.com is an active auto community hub featuring an ultimate library of car images, videos, and editorial content. Boldride.com leverages passionate car fans’ desire to browse, explore, and upload custom galleries of current and vintage cars.
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closed 2/28/2013 via PR Newswire

7 Innovations, acquired Reviewitonline.net

synopsis: 7 Innovations completed its acquisition of car, truck, and SUV review website ReviewitOnline.net. ReviewitOnline.Net was established in 2007, and is a complete resource for the latest information on new car and truck models of all types, classes and sizes.
buyer: 7 Innovations
Since 2008, 7 Innovations has provided products and services online and offline to customers, clients, and investors in nearly 15 countries. They are now a full-time investment and management company with average growth of nearly 400% between 2011 and 2012. "
target: Reviewitonline.net
ReviewitOnline.Net was established in 2007, and is a complete resource for the latest information on new car and truck models of all types, classes and sizes.
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closed 3/19/2015 via Market Wire

Black Book, acquired Canadian Black Book

synopsis: Black Book, a leading provider of electronic data and insight to the automotive industry, announced the completion of its transaction to acquire William Ward Publishing, the exclusive distributor of Canadian Black Book vehicle values.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Black Book
Black Book® is best known in the Automotive Industry for providing timely, independent, and accurate vehicle pricing information. Black Book data is published daily by National Auto Research, a division of Hearst Business Media, and is available to industry qualified users . "
target: Canadian Black Book
William Ward Publishing was founded in 1961. Ward established the company to distribute Canadian Black Book used vehicle values, which are based on actual Canadian market transactions.
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announced 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Trade Me Ltd, will acquire MotorWeb Services Ltd

synopsis: Online auction website Trade Me has inked an agreement to buy New Zealand-based motor vehicle information company MotorWeb. They are recognised as a 'one stop shop' for the motor vehicle industry; providing over a dozen online services, quickly and accurately.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: Trade Me Ltd (NZSE:TME:$171.53)
Trade Me is New Zealand's leading shopping website, with thousands of online auctions and classifieds. The Trade Me community has around 2.5 million active members, and the site has 1.5 million listings. "
target: MotorWeb Services Ltd
MotorWeb is New Zealand’s leading vehicle history check provider, delivering online services to the motor industry and general public for over a decade. They are recognised as a 'one stop shop' for the motor vehicle industry; providing over a dozen online services, quickly and accurately.
price ($mm)
$16
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EBITDA ($mm)
$3
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5.2x
closed 12/15/2010 via PR Newswire

AutoTrader.com, Inc., acquired Kelley Blue Book Company

synopsis: AutoTrader.com, the Internet's leading automotive marketplace and consumer information website, announced the completion of its transaction to acquire Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new car and used car information.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: AutoTrader.com, Inc.
AutoTrader.com aggregates in a single location millions of new, used and certified pre-owned cars from thousands of auto dealers and private sellers and is a leading online resource for auto dealers, individuals and manufacturers to advertise and market their vehicles to in-market shoppers. "
target: Kelley Blue Book Company
Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, has provided vehicle buyers and sellers with the new- and used-vehicle information. Kelley Blue Book provides the most up-to-date pricing and values, including the Fair Purchase Price, which reports what buyers are paying for new cars.
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closed 7/13/2006 via BusinessWire

Century Park Capital Partners, acquired Eckler's Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Century Park Capital Partners acquires Eckler's Enterprises, Inc., a market leader in multi-title catalog and Internet marketing of classic and enthusiast auto aftermarket parts for Corvette and other classic Chevy automobiles.
buyer: Century Park Capital Partners
Century Park is a private equity firm. The firm specializes in facilitating owner liquidity and business expansion by providing $10 million to $50 million equity investments for minority and majority recapitalizations, growth financings, management-led buyouts and acquisition financings. "
target: Eckler's Enterprises, Inc.
Eckler's Enterprises, Inc., is the number one catalog and online retailer of aftermarket parts for Corvettes and 1955-1957 Classic Chevy's (www.classicchevy.com).
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closed 10/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wirtualna Polska S.A., acquired AutoCentrum.pl S.A.

synopsis: Wirtualna Polska SA (WP) has acquired 100 percent shares of Autocentrum.pl, a Polish automotive website and provider of video content and aggregation of product data for the automotive industry. WP, in turn, has experience building the largest automotive content website, Auto Cult.
buyer parent: Grupa Wirtualna Polska
buyer: Wirtualna Polska S.A. (WSE:WPL:$169.45)
Wirtualna Polska SA owns and operates a Website which offers online services such as e-mail, games, and more. Wirtualna Polska is one of the most popular websites in Poland. Wirtualna Polska SA was founded in 1995 by Marek Borzestowski and is based in Gdansk, Poland. "
target parent: Oponeo.pl Spolka Akcyjna
target: AutoCentrum.pl S.A.
Autocentrum.pl is a Polish automotive website. AutoCentrum.pl was created based on the idea of ​​"users for users" and allows users to exchange information with other car enthusiasts. AutoCentrum is a provider of video content and aggregation of product data for the automotive industry.
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$2.44
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closed 9/1/2016 via Reuters

Oponeo.pl Spolka Akcyjna, acquired AutoCentrum.pl S.A.

synopsis: Oponeo.pl has bought 50.26 percent of Autocentrum.pl SA from Temetis Sp. z o.o., bringing its total stake up to 100 percent. Autocentrum.pl SA operates a Polish automotive website, Autocentrum.pl. AutoCentrum.pl was created based on the idea of ​​"users for users" and allows users to exchange information with other car enthusiasts.
buyer: Oponeo.pl Spolka Akcyjna (WSE:OPN:$230.68)
Oponeo.pl S.A. is a Poland-based online retailer of tires and wheels through its website Opony.com. Oponeo.pl S.A.. also runs a portal Opony.com.pl with Europe's largest database of opinions and expert information related to the topics of quality, condition and usage of car tyres. "
target: AutoCentrum.pl S.A.
Autocentrum.pl SA operates a Polish automotive website, Autocentrum.pl. AutoCentrum.pl was created based on the idea of ​​"users for users" and allows users to exchange information with other car enthusiasts.
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$1.67*
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closed 5/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Motor1.com, acquired RideApart Inc.

synopsis: Motor1.com, a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in automotive content, has acquired popular motorcycle and powersports enthusiasts digital media platform RideApart.com. RideApart provides consumers with substantial, 21st century shopping and research tools to guide motorcycle purchases.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com is a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in automotive content while delivering the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, price lists and premium video production. "
target: RideApart Inc.
RideApart provides consumers with substantial, 21st century shopping and research tools to guide motorcycle purchases. Shopping for parts, accessories and financial products are a substantial component of that research in RideApart’s Buyer’s Guide.
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closed 11/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

CarTrade.com, acquired CarWale

synopsis: In yet another move towards consolidation in the online automobile classifieds segment, CarTrade has acquired its rival CarWale. CarWale exists to empower car consumers and deliver a hassle free car research and buying experience.
buyer: CarTrade.com
CarTrade.com is India’s leading online automotive market for buyers and sellers of new and used vehicles. CarTrade’s car auctions take place across more than 80 cities with over 1200 dealers participating in these auctions. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: CarWale
CarWale simplifies the process of buying a car. CarWale exists to empower car consumers and deliver a hassle free car research and buying experience. In the last year CarWale has served more than 65 million Indian car consumers and grown to become the largest automotive portal in India.
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closed 9/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

CarDekho, acquired Zigwheels

synopsis: Online auto portal CarDekho has acquired Zigwheels, an auto portal owned by Times Internet. ZigWheels.com is India’s leading auto portal offering the most comprehensive coverage of latest news, reviews, photos, and videos of everyone's favorite cars and bikes.
buyer parent: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd.
buyer: CarDekho
CarDekho.com is India's most popular and leading auto portal catering to the aspiring buyers, the proud owners, the auto enthusiasts and die-hard fans and dealers of cars across the country. CarDekho draws more than 12 million visits per month with 7.5 million unique visitors per month. "
target parent: Times of India Group
target: Zigwheels
ZigWheels.com is India’s leading auto portal offering the most comprehensive coverage of latest news, reviews, photos, and videos of everyone's favorite cars and bikes.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

kimeta GmbH, acquired classmarkets GmbH

synopsis: Scout24 has successfully sold the Software-as-a-Service company classmarkets to kimeta. Germany-based classmarkets uses its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
buyer: kimeta GmbH
Founded in 2005, kimeta offers a Software-as-a-Service and online classifieds solutions for publishers in Germany, with a focus on online job search. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: classmarkets GmbH
classmarkets started as an operator of metasearch engines, first for real estate, later also for jobs. Given the digital shift in the media landscape, classmarkets used its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
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closed 12/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Flash Equity LLC, acquired The Drive

synopsis: The Drive, one of the most influential automotive media platforms, has been acquired by Flash Equity LLC. Since its founding in 2015, The Drive continues to publish a wide range of automotive and transportation content including breaking news stories, reviews, incisive op-eds, and investigative features.
buyer: Flash Equity LLC
Flash Equity is a principal investment firm dedicated to building a portfolio of growing, transformative online media brands. Flash Equity management team has extensive experience in the intersection of technology and media and seeks to make long-term investments across the media landscape. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: The Drive
The Drive is one of the most influential automotive media platforms. The Drive publishes a wide range of automotive and transportation content including breaking news stories, reviews, incisive op-eds, and investigative features.
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announced 12/5/2018 via PR Newswire

CarGurus, will acquire PistonHeads

synopsis: CarGurus, Inc., a leading global automotive marketplace, and Haymarket Media Group, a specialist international media company, announced they have signed an agreement for CarGurus to acquire used car motoring website PistonHeads.
buyer: CarGurus (CARG:$556.85)
CarGurus is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of cars. The company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: PistonHeads
PistonHeads is Europe's largest online motoring community. Featuring the latest news and reviews, active discussion forums and over 140,000 classified motoring ads!
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closed 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

fram^, acquired Carmudi Vietnam

synopsis: fram^, a Scandinavian-Vietnamese IT custom software development and distribution group, has acquired a 95% stake in Carmudi Vietnam from Rocket Internet, a company that incubates and invests in technology companies. Carmudi Vietnam is an online vehicle marketplace in Vietnam that offers buyers and sellers a platform to find cars and motorcycles.
buyer: fram^ (OM:FRAM B:$1.19)
fram^ is a leading Scandinavian-Vietnamese IT custom software development and distribution group. fram^ delivers world class IT development services to a range of small, mid, and large clients in both Southeast Asia and Northern Europe. "
target parent: Rocket Internet
target: Carmudi Vietnam
Carmudi Vietnam is an online vehicle marketplace in Vietnam that offers buyers and sellers a platform to find cars, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles. It displays classified advertisements with details for brand new and used vehicles.
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$0.05*
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closed 12/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Turbo Global Partners, Inc., acquired PurosAutos.com

synopsis: Turbo Global Partners closes the acquisition of Auto Newswire, Inc. Auto Newswire, Inc. a Florida-based corporation, serves the automotive industry worldwide with its Puro Autos Brand. PurosAutos.com is committed to bring the latest news and test drives and events related to the automotive world in Spanish language.
buyer: Turbo Global Partners, Inc. (OTCPK:DIBZ:$0.00)
Turbo Global Partners is a publicly traded OTC company under the symbol, DIBZ. Turbo Global Partners completed a Reverse Merger with DIBZ June 2, 2016, and is a diversified holding company. Turbo's businesses span Sports and Gaming, Non Profits, Financial, Media and Licensing Services and more. "
target: PurosAutos.com
PurosAutos.com is committed to bring the latest news and test drives and events related to the automotive world in Spanish language.
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closed 11/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Motor1.com, acquired Carplace.com.br

synopsis: Miami-based technology and multimedia company Motor1.com, a sister company of Motorsport.com, continues its global expansion into South America by acquiring Brazilian market leader, Carplace.com.br. The acquired digital automotive platform allows Motor1.com to expand its global network.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com is a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in automotive content while delivering the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, price lists and premium video production. "
target: Carplace.com.br
CARPLACE has become one of the leading automotive websites in Brazil in reference to editorial quality, speed, interactivity and reliability.
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closed 1/27/2016 via Company Press Release

AutoScout24 GmbH, acquired European Auto Trader B.V.

synopsis: AutoScout24 Nederland B.V., the operator of the leading Dutch digital automotive classifieds platform AutoScout24.nl and subsidiary of Scout24 AG, acquired the Dutch digital automotive classifieds portal European AutoTrader B.V. from Sanoma Media Netherlands B.V. European AutoTrader operates the digital automotive classifieds website AutoTrader.nl.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: AutoScout24 GmbH
AutoScout24 is the largest pan-European online automotive classifieds platform. The marketplace empowers people to realize their car-owning dreams simply, efficiently and stress-free. AutoScout24 offers listing products for used and new cars to dealers and private sellers. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: European Auto Trader B.V.
With more than 1 million unique visitors and 150.000 listings, AutoTrader is the third largest digital automotive classifieds platform of the Netherlands. They aid the consumer with their search for their next car by adding consumer and AutoWeek professional reviews for each car listed.
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$30
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Heycar, acquired HonestJohn.co.uk Ltd

synopsis: Heycar, an online used car marketplace in the UK, has acquired HonestJohn.co.uk, a consumer motoring site in the UK. HonestJohn.co.uk aims to provide consumers with in-depth motoring advice and informed opinions based on honest and transparent information. The site features more than 3,600 car reviews, up-to-date news, motoring advice, and more.
buyer: Heycar
Heycar is an online used car marketplace in the UK. Heycar lets users search for and buy a used car, as well as arrange financing, on its portal. They only feature the best used cars from selected dealers. Heycar offers all kinds of cars from leading brands such as Audi, Ford, Volkswagen and more. "
target: HonestJohn.co.uk Ltd
HonestJohn.co.uk is a consumer motoring site in the UK. HonestJohn.co.uk aims to provide consumers with in-depth motoring advice and informed opinions based on honest and transparent information. The site features more than 3,600 car reviews, up-to-date news, motoring advice, and more.
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closed 2/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired Teon Media

synopsis: Haynes Publishing, a publishing company that produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals, has acquired digital platform Teon Media, a company that develops and markets a mobile centric platform and database covering Europe's popular cars.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target: Teon Media
Teon Media Limited develops and markets a mobile centric platform and database covering Europe's popular cars. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Darlington, United Kingdom.
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announced 2/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

InfoPro Digital, will acquire Haynes Publishing Group PLC

synopsis: Haynes Publishing Group has agreed to a takeover deal with B2B information and services firm Infopro Digital. Haynes Publishing Group, a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops.
buyer parent: TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: InfoPro Digital
Infopro Digital is a leading group in informational and professional services. Its products such as software, databases, digital platforms, salons, conferences, training and media branding permit their clients to develop their sales and to improve their productivity and efficiency. "
target: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops.
price ($mm)
$148
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$48
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$7
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closed 12/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired OATS Limited

synopsis: Yeovil-headquartered Haynes Publishing Group has acquired OATS, a Swindon-based technology business which provides data to the lubricants sector of the oil industry. OATS, founded in 1993 has developed an equipment and lubricants database that supports customers including original equipment manufacturers, oil companies and lubricant distributors.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target: OATS Limited
OATS is a niche technology business that provides information and productivity solutions for the lubricants sector of the oil industry. OATS has developed an equipment and lubricants database that supports customers including original equipment manufacturers and oil companies.
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closed 2/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired Teon Media

synopsis: Haynes Publishing, a publishing company that produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals, has acquired digital platform Teon Media, a company that develops and markets a mobile centric platform and database covering Europe's popular cars.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target: Teon Media
Teon Media Limited develops and markets a mobile centric platform and database covering Europe's popular cars. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Darlington, United Kingdom.
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closed 9/18/2013 via Company Press Release

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired Clymer Manuals

synopsis: Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. acquired Clymer and Intertec Manuals from Penton Business Media Inc. Clymer Manuals publishes DIY repair manuals for motorcycle owners. It also publishes a range of DIY manuals for personal watercraft and snowmobiles; and under the Intertec name, publishes manuals for farm equipment.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target parent: Penton Media
target: Clymer Manuals
Clymer Manuals publishes DIY repair manuals for motorcycle owners. It also publishes a range of DIY manuals for personal watercraft and snowmobiles; and under the Intertec name, publishes manuals for farm equipment.
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$9.25
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announced 2/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

InfoPro Digital, will acquire Haynes Publishing Group PLC

synopsis: Haynes Publishing Group has agreed to a takeover deal with B2B information and services firm Infopro Digital. Haynes Publishing Group, a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops.
buyer parent: TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: InfoPro Digital
Infopro Digital is a leading group in informational and professional services. Its products such as software, databases, digital platforms, salons, conferences, training and media branding permit their clients to develop their sales and to improve their productivity and efficiency. "
target: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops.
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$148
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$48
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closed 7/14/2015 via GlobeNewswire

ARI Network Services, Inc., acquired Direct Communications Inc.

synopsis: ARI Network Services, Inc. announced that it has acquired Direct Communications Inc. (DCi). DCi is the leading provider of differentiated product content and electronic catalog software serving manufacturers, distributors, jobbers and independent retailers.
buyer: ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARIS:$51.16)
ARI Network Services, Inc. offers an award-winning suite of data-driven software tools and marketing services to help dealers, equipment manufacturers and distributors in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ – online and in-store. "
target: Direct Communications Inc.
Direct Communications, Inc. (DCi) has become the leader in business-to-business communications solutions “connecting buyers and sellers.” DCi has solutions to help manufacturers, distributors and independent retailers sell online using enhanced product content to drive turnkey online stores.
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closed 8/20/2012 via PR Newswire

ARI Network Services, Inc., acquired Ready2Ride, Inc.

synopsis: ARI Network Services, a leader in creating, marketing, and supporting SaaS and DaaS solutions that connect consumers, dealers, distributors, and manufacturers in select vertical markets, announced that it has acquired Ready2Ride Inc., the first-to-market and leading provider of enhanced aftermarket fitment data for the powersports industry.
buyer: ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARIS:$51.16)
ARI Network Services, Inc. is a leader in creating, marketing, and supporting software, software as a service and data as a service solutions that enhance revenue and reduce costs for their customers. "
target: Ready2Ride, Inc.
Ready2Ride has a database with over 8 million links from parts to bikes. It also provides part name, full descriptions, images, attributes, along with notes and fitment.
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closed 9/13/2006 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Business Solutions, purchased CPD electronic parts catalog business from Dealer Computer Services, Inc

synopsis: ProQuest Business Solutions Inc., a business segment of ProQuest Company, has closed on its acquisition of the CPD electronic parts catalog business of Dealer Computer Services, Inc. This acquisition has received regulatory and ProQuest Company Board of Directors approval.
buyer parent: Snap-on Incorporated
buyer: ProQuest Business Solutions
ProQuest Business Solutions helps its customers in the automotive and powersports industries operate more effectively by providing content management, technical data and e-commerce applications. "
seller: Dealer Computer Services, Inc
Dealer Computer Services, (DCS) Inc., based in Houston, Texas, supplies comprehensive software solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of automobile dealerships. DCS has built a reputation as being the industry leader in innovation.
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closed 8/12/2015 via Company Press Release

Collision Repair, acquired BodyShop Magazine

synopsis: Media Matters, the parent corporation of Collision Repair, has acquired Bodyshop magazine. Bodyshop is the automotive accident repair industry’s leading monthly independent publication. Each month, 8,444 print copies reach individuals with the authority to invest.
buyer parent: Media Matters Inc.
buyer: Collision Repair
Media Matters Inc. has become a cornerstone of the publishing industry, bringing top-notch magazines such as Collision Repair and Canadian Auto Recyclers to automotive stakeholders across the country. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. "
target: BodyShop Magazine
Bodyshop is an automotive accident repair industry magazine. The Bodyshop brand includes the Annual Directory, Cross Canada Annual Survey, Bodyshop of the Year, and Restyler of the Year Awards.
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closed 4/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired AutoPoint

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc., a global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industries, has purchased 100% of the equity interests of the AutoPoint companies from Service Repair Solutions, Inc. (SRS). SRS is a joint venture between a subsidiary of Solera and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm.
buyer: Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH:$1,140.85)
Solera is the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry. Solera is active in over 65 countries across six continents. The Solera companies include Audatex in the United States, Canada, and in more than 45 additional countries. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: AutoPoint
AutoPoint is a leader in providing dealerships the necessary tools, processes and training to successfully institute a comprehensive vehicle inspection program. The AutoPoint platform leverages a proprietary database to enhance drivers' service, maintenance and repair experiences.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Babcox Media, Inc., acquired Transmission Digest

synopsis: Babcox Media Inc., a business-to-business media and information services company, has acquired Transmission Digest from MD Publications, Inc., a publisher of automotive aftermarket trade journals. Transmission Digest is a monthly magazine that provides information to shop owners and technicians serving the transmission and powertrain aftermarket.
buyer: Babcox Media, Inc.
Founded in 1920, Babcox Media is a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets. "
target parent: MD Publications, Inc.
target: Transmission Digest
Transmission Digest is a monthly magazine focused on transmissions and powertrains. Transmission Digest provides a full range of information and educational resources to shop owners and technicians serving the transmission and powertrain aftermarket.
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2013 via Company Press Release

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired Clymer Manuals

synopsis: Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. acquired Clymer and Intertec Manuals from Penton Business Media Inc. Clymer Manuals publishes DIY repair manuals for motorcycle owners. It also publishes a range of DIY manuals for personal watercraft and snowmobiles; and under the Intertec name, publishes manuals for farm equipment.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target parent: Penton Media
target: Clymer Manuals
Clymer Manuals publishes DIY repair manuals for motorcycle owners. It also publishes a range of DIY manuals for personal watercraft and snowmobiles; and under the Intertec name, publishes manuals for farm equipment.
price ($mm)
$9.25
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will purchase 12 Magazines from UKi Media & Events Ltd.

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group is in the final stages of completing on a deal to acquire 12 magazines currently published by the Dorking-based company, UKi Media & Events. These magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: UKi Media & Events Ltd.
The 12 magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment. They are: Business Airport International, Business Jet International, Aircraft Interiors International, Aerospace Testing International, Air Traffic Technology, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired Autodata Limited

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc., a global leader in data and software for the automotive, home ownership and digital identity management ecosystems, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Autodata, a leading provider of technical information and knowledge solutions for the automotive service, maintenance and repair industry.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH:$1,140.85)
Solera is a leading provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the global P&C insurance industry. Solera is active in over 75 countries across six continents with companies including: Audatex, HPI, CarweB, Informex and many more."
target parent: Bowmark Capital
target: Autodata Limited
Autodata is a trusted leader in providing technical information to the automotive aftermarket. Autodata develops products for use in automotive workshops for the repair and servicing of cars and motorbikes, as well as corporate solutions for companies requiring custom platforms or integrations.
price ($mm)
$422
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bowmark Capital, acquired Autodata Limited

synopsis: Bowmark Capital LLP, the leading private equity firm specialising in smaller UK companies, has acquired Autodata Limited, a vehicle information provider that provides facts on around 17,000 automobile models from 80 vehicle makers to skilled workshops.
buyer: Bowmark Capital
Bowmark Capital is the leading private equity firm specialising in smaller UK companies. They manage and advise funds totaling £850 million on behalf of a blue chip investor base including public pension funds, insurance companies and banks from the UK, US and Continental Europe. "
target: Autodata Limited
Autodata is one of the world’s leading suppliers and publishers of technical information to the automotive aftermarket. Autodata provides information systems which cover technical information for cars, light commercials and trucks.
price ($mm)
$253
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/8/2013 via BusinessWire

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, will acquire Service Repair Solutions

synopsis: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm exclusively focused on information/business services and healthcare, announced it has agreed to buy Service Repair Solutions, a leading provider of mission-critical data, information services and workflow solutions to the automotive service and repair industry, from Warburg Pincus.
buyer: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe is the largest and most successful private equity firm focused on two industry sectors: information/business services and healthcare. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Service Repair Solutions
Service Repair Solutions, Inc. delivers innovative solutions for the service and repair industry. They enhance service and repair at the point of delivery improving the experience for those diagnosing, repairing, and communicating the growing complexity of automotive service.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/17/2015 via PR Newswire

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired Identifix

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc. has acquired Identifix, an industry leading data-driven software-as-a-service company. Identifix builds proprietary databases, proven workflow solutions and expert crowd-sourced experiences that help mechanical repair shops and auto dealers increase their efficiency, profitability and customer loyalty.
buyer: Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH:$1,140.85)
Solera is a leading provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the global P&C insurance industry. Solera is active in over 75 countries across six continents with companies including: Audatex, HPI, CarweB, Informex and many more."
target parent: Mobile Productivity, Inc.
target: Identifix
Identifix is a leading source for vehicle diagnostics, genuine OEM service and repair information, factory scheduled maintenance plans, and reliable estimating. Identifix's products and services include the online tool Direct-Hit and their technical Repair Hotline.
price ($mm)[EV]
$595 [$570]*
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EV / EBITDA

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TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc.
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