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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Go PopUp, acquired Popupsquare

synopsis: Go—PopUp, Europe’s fast growing community marketplace for renting temporary and flexible space for pop up ideas, acquires the Dutch platform Popupsquare. Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide.
buyer: Go PopUp
Go—PopUp enables brands and creative businesses to connect to landlords and property owners to launch pop up ideas. The startup offers individual service, supporting those who want to test, promote and develop their business ideas. "
target: Popupsquare
Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide. After launching in 2011, it organically grew to round about 900 registered members and a wide network of entrepreneurs, active pop up stores, fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
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closed 4/1/2018 via Company Press Release

HighText Verlag, acquired Versandhausberater

synopsis: HighText Verlag has acquired Versandhausberater from FID Verlag. Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses.
buyer: HighText Verlag
HighText Verlag is a German publishing house that has published information for all markets in the digital economy since 1991. "
target parent: FID Verlag GmbH
target: Versandhausberater
Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses. Their online publications offer in-depth practical know-how and valuable strategy for German multichannel retailers.
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closed 1/8/2013 via GlobeNewswire

FierceMarkets, Inc., acquired StorefrontBacktalk

synopsis: FierceMarkets, a division of Questex Media Group LLC, has completed the acquisition of the StorefrontBacktalk retail technology publication from The Content Firm LLC. StorefrontBacktalk tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. "
target parent: The Content Firm LLC
target: StorefrontBacktalk
StorefrontBacktalk, which tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders, has built an avid readership through its focus on surprise, with a mix of editorial insight, commentary and reporting stories that have yet to be told.
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announced 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cox Automotive, Inc., will acquire Molicar

synopsis: Cox Automotive™, a leading provider of digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry, is expanding its global footprint by acquiring a majority shareholding in Molicar, the market-leading Brazilian vehicle valuations business.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of vehicle remarketing services and digital marketing and software solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive industry. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs nearly 24,000 employees in over 150 locations worldwide. "
target: Molicar
Based in Sao Paulo, Molicar is widely acknowledged as setting the industry standard for valuations in Brazil. Molicar currently facilitates around 13 million vehicle valuations a year and has a vehicle catalog that contains 22,000 different models and prices.
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closed 6/1/2015 via Market Wire

KAR Auction Services, Inc., acquired Autoniq

synopsis: KAR Auction Services, Inc., a provider of used vehicle auction services, has acquired Autoniq. Autoniq provides real-time information such as vehicle pricing, history reports and market guides to dealers. Its mobile app allows used-car dealers to scan VINs on mobile devices, view auction run lists and access vehicle history reports instantly.
buyer: KAR Auction Services, Inc. (KAR:$3,731.00)
KAR Auction Services, Inc. operates used vehicle auction services for North American sellers and buyers. KAR offers leading online auction platforms to provide greater access for customers. KAR's complementary businesses provide support, technology and logistics for the used vehicle industry. "
target: Autoniq
Autoniq provides mobile solutions to the automotive industry. Autoniq provides critical, real time decision making information to automobile dealers by taking advantage of the disruptive nature of broadband connected Smartphones and other media.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Go PopUp, acquired Popupsquare

synopsis: Go—PopUp, Europe’s fast growing community marketplace for renting temporary and flexible space for pop up ideas, acquires the Dutch platform Popupsquare. Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide.
buyer: Go PopUp
Go—PopUp enables brands and creative businesses to connect to landlords and property owners to launch pop up ideas. The startup offers individual service, supporting those who want to test, promote and develop their business ideas. "
target: Popupsquare
Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide. After launching in 2011, it organically grew to round about 900 registered members and a wide network of entrepreneurs, active pop up stores, fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Go PopUp, acquired Popupsquare

synopsis: Go—PopUp, Europe’s fast growing community marketplace for renting temporary and flexible space for pop up ideas, acquires the Dutch platform Popupsquare. Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide.
buyer: Go PopUp
Go—PopUp enables brands and creative businesses to connect to landlords and property owners to launch pop up ideas. The startup offers individual service, supporting those who want to test, promote and develop their business ideas. "
target: Popupsquare
Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide. After launching in 2011, it organically grew to round about 900 registered members and a wide network of entrepreneurs, active pop up stores, fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
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announced 7/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Wallenius Wilhelmsen, will acquire Syngin Technology LLC

synopsis: Wallenius Wilhelmsen, the global finished vehicle logistics provider, has signed an agreement to acquire 70% of the membership interest in Syngin Technology LLC, a leading provider of automated logistics solutions for disposition of used vehicles through an electronic marketplace currently operating in the US and Canadian market.
buyer: Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Wallenius Wilhelmsen is a market leader in shipping and vehicle logistics, transporting cars, trucks, rolling equipment and breakbulk around the world. The group is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. "
target: Syngin Technology LLC
Syngin is a leading provider of automated logistics solutions for disposition of used vehicles through an electronic marketplace currently operating in the US and Canadian market.
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closed 6/10/2020 via PR Newswire

ESP Auto Auction, acquired TradeHelper

synopsis: ESP Auto Auction, Canada's largest independent auto auction, has acquired a majority stake in TradeHelper, an online dealer to dealer auction platform in Canada. TradeHelper's online auction platform enables dealers and wholesalers to buy or sell all types of vehicles at competitive prices.
buyer: ESP Auto Auction
ESP Auto Auction is Canada's largest independent auto auction. ESP makes it easy for dealers to buy a used vehicle without the hassle of going from dealership to dealership. ESP allows dealers to buy and sell vehicles through their weekly on-site auction or website. "
target: TradeHelper
TradeHelper is an online dealer to dealer auction platform in Canada. TradeHelper's online auction platform enables dealers and wholesalers to buy or sell all types of vehicles at competitive prices. TradeHelper helps users to save time and to trade faster.
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closed 11/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Manheim Auctions, acquired Dealer Auction

synopsis: Manheim has bought Dealer Auction, which is claimed to be the UK’s largest and most successful electronic trade-to-trade vehicle remarketing channel, for an undisclosed multi-million pound sum.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Manheim Auctions
With headquarters in Atlanta, GA, Manheim Auctions is the largest and highest volume wholesale automobile auction company in the world. As the industry leader, the company operates more than 115 auction facilities worldwide, and employs more than 35,000 people. "
target: Dealer Auction
Dealer Auction Ltd. operates online auction platform for cars. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Rothley, United Kingdom.
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closed 5/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Auction Edge, acquired Auction Pipeline

synopsis: Auction Edge has acquired Auction Pipeline, provider of live auction lane bidding and market reports of the combined inventories of the best independent auto and RV auctions in the nation.
buyer: Auction Edge
Auction Edge is a technology company that advances the independent auto auction community through its suite of industry leading products. EDGE will allow independent auctions, corporate remarketers and dealers to easily transact, manage and conduct business across a standardized online platform. "
target: Auction Pipeline
Auction Pipeline Inc. provides live auction lane bidding and market reports of inventories for independent automobiles and recreational vehicle auctions in the United States.
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closed 10/3/2011 via BusinessWire

ADESA, Inc., acquired Open Lane, Inc.

synopsis: KAR Auction Services, Inc. has successfully completed the acquisition of OPENLANE, Inc. OPENLANE is a North American online automotive auction company that provides a market for online buyers and sellers of wholesale vehicles.
buyer parent: KAR Auction Services, Inc.
buyer: ADESA, Inc.
ADESA provides customers with a whole car auction solution. The company serves two main client types: institutional customers and dealers. In addition to its car auction services, ADESA also offers: Repossessions; Marshalling; Transportation and Logistics; and more. "
target: Open Lane, Inc.
OPENLANE, Inc. is an online auction company for automotive dealers to buy and sell wholesale vehicles. It offers end-to-end auto remarketing solutions to auto manufacturers, captive finance companies, lease and daily rental companies, financial institutions and wholesale auto auctions.
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$210
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$100
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closed 9/12/2006 via BusinessWire

Onlane Group, Inc merged with AutoTradeCenter, Inc.,

synopsis: AutoTradeCenter, Inc. and Onlane Group, Inc. announced the completion of their merger following approvals by both companies' stockholders. Originally announced as a definitive agreement to merge on July 24, 2006, the transaction was finalized on August 14, 2006. The combined company will be named ATC-Onlane Inc., effective immediately.
buyer: AutoTradeCenter, Inc.
AutoTradeCenter, Inc. (ATC) is the leading online auction company for automotive dealers to buy and sell wholesale used vehicles. "
target: Onlane Group, Inc
Founded in 2000, Onlane Group, Inc. (Onlane) is the leading supplier of Internet-based, multi-channel, auto remarketing and inventory procurement solutions that maximize business results for buyers and sellers by matching the right vehicles to the right buyers faster, easier and more efficiently.
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