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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd., acquired CarMe

synopsis: Fabrica Communications has acquired the web magazine CarMe, a car news magazine operated by I And C-Cruise Co., Ltd (Iron DoCy Cruise Co Ltd.) based in Japan.
buyer parent: SE Blue Equity
buyer: Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd.
Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd. based in Japan, operates a used car web portal, 車選び.com (Kurumaerabi.com). "
target parent: I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd.
target: CarMe
CarMe, based in Japan, is a web magazine that I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd. started operating in August 2014, which operates on the theme "to everyone who enjoys car life".
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closed 5/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Edimotive S.r.l

synopsis: Motorsport.com LLC, a Miami based global technology and multimedia company, announced its acquisition of the multimedia publishing company Edimotive S.r.l, Italy's most valuable online resource for motorsports and automotive news content.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: Edimotive S.r.l
Edimotive is a 10 years old digital publisher with a strong focus on automotive industry recognized as one of the most innovative and reliable players on the Italian Market.
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired WorldCarFans.com

synopsis: Motorsport LLC announced that it has acquired WorldCarFans.com - one of the world's largest online auto enthusiast publications. WorldCarFans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, photo galleries and various feature stories.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: WorldCarFans.com
Worldcarfans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, daily Formula 1 updates, high-resolution photo galleries and various feature stories.
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closed 9/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Media Operating LLC

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group LLC, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, announced the acquisition from Great Hill Partners of Action Media Operating LLC, the leading provider of events and online media properties serving the tuner and sports compact performance market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Action Media Operating LLC
Action Media is an integrated multimedia company that provides its clients with a unique and powerful gateway to the potent, yet elusive Gen X-Y audience. Producing over 30 annual events in the top 20 markets in North America.
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closed 5/7/2013 via PR Web

Lighthouse Publications, LLC, acquired BoatingLocal

synopsis: Lighthouse Publications has announced the acquisition of BoatingLocal.com, the premiere online source of recreational boating news, entertainment and information in New England. It is a daily online magazine for New England boaters and fishermen, with over 6,000 published posts.
buyer: Lighthouse Publications, LLC
Lighthouse Publications, LLC is a mid-sized company specializing in high-end glossy magazines with a variety of titles: Southern New England Home, Southern New England Weddings, Home Remodeling Cape Cod, the Islands & South Coast and Golf & Leisure Cape Cod, The Vineyard, and more. "
target: BoatingLocal
BoatingLocal is the premiere online source of recreational boating news, entertainment and information in New England.
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closed 4/18/2005 via Company Press Release

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Rubicon Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide publishing, tradeshow and marketing services company, announced today that it has acquired the Off-Road.com web site from Rubicon Media Group, Inc. The acquisition of Off-Road.com further strengthens Advanstar's growing position in the off-road, powersports and automotive aftermarket industries.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: Rubicon Media Group, Inc.
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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 9/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stab Magazine, acquired Stab Magazine

synopsis: Embattled online retailer SurfStitch has sold Rollingyouth, the owner of Stab Magazine, back to its co-founders Tom Bird and Sam McIntosh. Stab Magazine is the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Established in 2004 and headquartered in Sydney, Stab Magazine originated as a style and surf print magazine.
buyer: Stab Magazine
Stab Magazine is the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Established in 2004 and headquartered in Sydney, Stab Magazine originated as a style and surf print magazine, and leveraged its strong relationships with brands and athletes to launch its successful digital platform. "
target parent: SurfStitch Group
target: Stab Magazine
Stab Magazine is the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Established in 2004 and headquartered in Sydney, Stab Magazine originated as a style and surf print magazine, and leveraged its strong relationships with brands and athletes to launch its successful digital platform.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

SurfStitch Group, acquired Stab Magazine

synopsis: The Surfstitch Group has acquired Stab Magazine, the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Founded in 2004 Stab Magazine has become a social media hub in surf and a trusted source of product reviews, exclusive content and access to athletes and brands. Stab Magazine drives over 750,000 unique monthly users to its site.
buyer: SurfStitch Group (ASX:SRF:$172.42)
The SurfStitch Group is an industry leading actions sports and youth culture apparel content network and online retailer. It is a destination site for customers to connect with everything surf-related and engage across all platforms. "
target: Stab Magazine
Stab Magazine is the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Established in 2004 and headquartered in Sydney, Stab Magazine originated as a style and surf print magazine, and leveraged its strong relationships with brands and athletes to launch its successful digital platform.
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closed 7/12/2013 via BusinessWire

Bellissimo Family, acquired Chronicle of the Horse, The

synopsis: Mark Bellissimo of Wellington, Fla., announced the purchase of The Chronicle of the Horse and related media properties. The Chronicle of the Horse is the number one globally ranked non-racing equestrian website in the world.
buyer: Bellissimo Family
Mark Bellissimo is one of the founding partners of Wellington Equestrian Partnership. Wellington Equestrian Partners LLC owns and operates the world’s largest and longest running equestrian event, the Winter Equestrian Festival, as well as the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. "
target: Chronicle of the Horse, The
The Chronicle of the Horse is the industry leader in providing news coverage of national and international sport horse competitions. Through our complete magazine and web coverage we offer everything from competition results to compelling features and thought-provoking commentary.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Torque Esports Corp., acquired WTF1

synopsis: Torque Esports Corp., a Canadian company focused on esports, has acquired WTF1 from Dennis Publishing, the most dynamic media company in the UK. WTF1 is the world’s fastest-growing motorsport community. WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more.
buyer: Torque Esports Corp. (TSXV:GAME:$25.53)
Torque Esports is a Canadian company focused on esports. Torque focuses on three areas - esports data provision, esport tournament hosting and esports racing. With publishing, IP, content, and data expertise in its portfolio, Torque is ready to lead the rush to profitability in the esports industry."
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: WTF1
WTF1 is the world’s fastest-growing motorsport community. WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more.
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$0.56
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closed 8/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Car Throttle

synopsis: Dennis, the international media group behind Auto Express, evo and Carbuyer, has acquired market leading social media brand Car Throttle and its motorsport brand, WTF1. Car Throttle is the largest video publisher in the automotive industry worldwide, with over 200 million monthly views.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Car Throttle
Car Throttle is the largest video publisher in the automotive industry worldwide, with over 200 million monthly views. The company has built a cross-platform community with over 8 million Facebook fans, 2 million subscribers on YouTube (largest UK auto channel) and 2 million monthly unique visitors.
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closed 3/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Car Throttle, acquired WTF1

synopsis: Car Throttle announces the acquisition of social motorsport community WTF1. WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. Ignoring straight-written reports and news, WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more!
buyer: Car Throttle
Car Throttle creates and distributes engaging car content and works closely with advertisers looking to reach a valuable audience. Dubbed ‘Buzzfeed for cars’, the site evolved into a vibrant community serving millions of users who follow the brand on its apps and major social media platforms. "
target: WTF1
WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. Ignoring straight-written reports and news, WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more!
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closed 1/24/2008 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired HuntingNet.com

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc., a leading operator of media and e-commerce websites, announced the acquisition of HuntingNet.com, a popular community website in the online hunting niche. The sites join well-known online community destinations including Wikitravel.org, FlyerTalk.com, and BikeForums.com as part of Internet Brands’ Travel & Leisure division.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: HuntingNet.com
HuntingNet.com is the largest hunting community on the Internet. Founded in 1995, the site consists of more than 10,000 pages of content including daily hunting news updates, original articles, field journals, and photo galleries.
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closed 7/30/2021 via BusinessWire

Barrett-Jackson, acquired Collector Car Network, Inc

synopsis: Barrett-Jackson Holdings has acquired Collector Car Network Inc., including its well-known properties ClassicCars.com, AutoHunter, The ClassicCars.com Journal, and the Future Collector Car Show. The acquisition furthers Barrett-Jackson’s mission to grow the collector car market through strategic alignment of world-class brands and customer service.
buyer: Barrett-Jackson
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. The company produces live auctions across the country, as well as Online Only auctions. "
target: Collector Car Network, Inc
The Collector Car Network provides a suite of online brands encompassing a combined community of over 5 million monthly online visitors. The company's brands include ClassicCars.com, AutoHunter, The ClassicCars.com Journal, and the Future Collector Car Show.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc.announced that it has acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com. MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com
MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
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closed 7/2/2015 via PR Newswire

ACCEO Solutions, acquired Julo Ltd.

synopsis: ACCEO Solutions Inc., a Canadian leader in information technology and business and financial solutions, is proud to announce its acquisition of Julo, a Quebec-based firm working on the development, operation, and promotion of an online broadcasting and registration platform for activities offered by recreational and cultural organizations.
buyer: ACCEO Solutions
Canadian IT company ACCEO Solutions specializes in the design, implementation, integration, and support of management software; e-business development; and payment, professional, and technical services. ACCEO Solutions is currently experiencing growth with nearly 1000 employees and 60 000 clients. "
target: Julo Ltd.
Julo established a twofold mission for itself: to enable providers to offer recreational activities easily and at a low cost, and to give the public access to secure online registration for activities.
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closed 7/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

RV Life Network, acquired RV Masterclass

synopsis: RV LIFE Network, a digital network of over 30 RV websites, has acquired RV Masterclass, an online educational platform focused on RVing. RV Masterclass provides educational courses and articles to help people start their RV journey. They offer courses for boondocking, full-time RVing, RV buying, mobile internet, and more.
buyer parent: Social Knowledge LLC
buyer: RV Life Network
RV Life Network is a digital network of over 30 RV websites with an annual audience of tens of millions of readers. RV Life Network operates some of the most popular RV websites including: RVLife.com, DoItYourselfRV.com, CampgroundReviews.com, and iRV2.com "
target: RV Masterclass
RV Masterclass is an online educational platform focused on RVing. RV Masterclass provides educational courses and articles to help people start their RV journey. They offer courses for boondocking, full-time RVing, RV buying, mobile internet, and more.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Togo Group, acquired OvernightRVParking.com, LLC

synopsis: Togo Group, the road-based travel technology company, has acquired OvernightRVParking.com. Founded in 2008, Overnight RV Parking has grown to be the largest, most accurate, and most authoritative database of free RV parking locations in North America, and is unique in its careful review and validation of submitted location details.
buyer: Togo Group (THO:$11,048.69)
Togo Group is creating the leading technology platform for road-based travel and outdoor tourism. The Togo RV Companion App provides users with a set of tools focused on improving the RV experience, including GPS navigation, high-value member discounts, access to free boondocking locations and more."
target: OvernightRVParking.com, LLC
OvernightRVParking.com is the most accurate, complete, and authoritative database of free overnight RV parking locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company carefully vets each listing to ensure accuracy and has amassed over 14,000 locations.
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closed 2/4/2021 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Campfire Collective

synopsis: Kalkomey Enterprises, a leading provider of online recreational safety education, has acquired Campfire Collective, an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, and more.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States. "
target: Campfire Collective
Campfire Collective is an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to discover, learn and optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, off-roading, and paddling.
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd., acquired CarMe

synopsis: Fabrica Communications has acquired the web magazine CarMe, a car news magazine operated by I And C-Cruise Co., Ltd (Iron DoCy Cruise Co Ltd.) based in Japan.
buyer parent: SE Blue Equity
buyer: Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd.
Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd. based in Japan, operates a used car web portal, 車選び.com (Kurumaerabi.com). "
target parent: I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd.
target: CarMe
CarMe, based in Japan, is a web magazine that I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd. started operating in August 2014, which operates on the theme "to everyone who enjoys car life".
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd., acquired CarMe

synopsis: Fabrica Communications has acquired the web magazine CarMe, a car news magazine operated by I And C-Cruise Co., Ltd (Iron DoCy Cruise Co Ltd.) based in Japan.
buyer parent: SE Blue Equity
buyer: Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd.
Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd. based in Japan, operates a used car web portal, 車選び.com (Kurumaerabi.com). "
target parent: I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd.
target: CarMe
CarMe, based in Japan, is a web magazine that I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd. started operating in August 2014, which operates on the theme "to everyone who enjoys car life".
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closed 10/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Constellation Automotive Group, acquired CarNext.com

synopsis: Constellation Automotive Group, Europe’s largest vertically integrated digital used car marketplace, has acquired CarNext.com, a digital used car sales marketplace in Europe. CarNext.com offers customers a fun, easy, transparent and trustworthy way to buy a used car. The company also operates a B2B online auction platform for professional buyers.
buyer parent: TDR Capital
buyer: Constellation Automotive Group
Constellation Automotive Group is Europe’s largest vertically integrated digital used car marketplace. Constellation combines the leading digital brands across the segments of consumer to business, business to business and business to consumer. Their brands include WeBuyAnyCar.com, BCA, and cinch. "
target: CarNext.com
CarNext.com is a leading digital used car sales marketplace in Europe. CarNext.com offers customers a fun, easy, transparent and trustworthy way to buy a used car. The company also operates a B2B online auction platform for professional buyers.
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announced 3/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Alma Media Oyj, will acquire NettiX Oy

synopsis: The Otava Group has entered into an agreement with Alma Media Corporation to sell Nettix Oy. Nettix Oy's business comprises Finland's leading engine marketplaces, such as Nettiauto, Nettikone and Nettimoto, and they reach 2.5 million Finns every week. 
buyer: Alma Media Oyj (HLSE:ALMA:$273.62)
Finland-based Alma Media is a dynamic digital service business and media company. The company’s best-known brands are Kauppalehti, Talouselämä, Iltalehti, Aamulehti, Etuovi.com, and Monster. Alma Media's business areas include national, regional, and local media, business services, and events. "
target parent: Otava Oy
target: NettiX Oy
Nettix Oy’s business consists of Finland’s leading motor vehicle marketplaces, such as Nettiauto, Nettikone and Nettimoto, reaching an audience of 2.5 million Finns every week. They are Finland’s largest marketplaces for motor vehicles and mobility services.
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closed 2/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Digital Air Strike, acquired BestRide.com

synopsis: Digital Air Strike, the leading consumer engagement technology company, has acquired BestRide.com, an automotive marketplace that allows consumers to search for millions of new and used cars online from car dealers across the United States. Digital Air Strike will continue to enhance the site’s capabilities through its own technology solutions.
buyer: Digital Air Strike
Digital Air Strike is a leading social media, intelligent lead response, and consumer engagement technology company. Digital Air Strike deploys industry specific mobile apps, software, intelligent messaging, and managed service platforms to monitor, engage, improve, and manage consumer interactions."
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: BestRide.com
BestRide.com is an innovative automotive marketplace that allows consumers to search for millions of new and used cars online from car dealers across the United States. BestRide.com has one of the largest inventories on the web with over 2.5 million new and used vehicles to choose from.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

SuperBid, acquired AutoArremate S/A

synopsis: Grupo Superbid, an online auction company, announced the acquisition of Auto Arremate, a startup specialized in B2B and C2B transactions in the automotive segment, which operates between independent and multi-brand dealers, distribution networks, car rental companies and fleet owners. 
buyer: SuperBid
For more than 20 years in the market, the Superbid Group has companies that offer technology services and intermediation of capital and consumer goods. The Brazil-based Superbid Marketplace is a digital environment for buying and selling transactions which offers a secure and transparent platform. "
target: AutoArremate S/A
Based in Brazil, Auto Arremate is a startup specialized in B2B and C2B transactions in the automotive segment, which operates between independent and multi-brand dealers, distribution networks, car rental companies and fleet owners.
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closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spinny, acquired Truebil

synopsis: Pre-owned cars platform Spinny has acquired smaller rival Truebil. Truebil was founded in 2015 by former Housing.com employees Suraj Kalwani, Ravi Chirania, Shubh Bansal, Rakesh Raman and Shanu Vivek, along with former Fab.com executive Ritesh Pandey and former Rio Tinto official Himanshu Singhal.
buyer: Spinny
Spinny is a dedicated online marketplace for used cars. They are a team of 50+ members who share the vision of establishing transparency and honesty in the pre-owned car market. Each car has to go through a gruelling 200-Points Spinny Inspection process before it gets listed on Spinny. "
target: Truebil
Truebil is a pre-owned cars platform based in India. Truebil was founded in 2015 by former Housing.com employees Suraj Kalwani, Ravi Chirania, Shubh Bansal, Rakesh Raman and Shanu Vivek, along with former Fab.com executive Ritesh Pandey and former Rio Tinto official Himanshu Singhal.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Shriram Automall India Limited, acquired BlueJack

synopsis: Shriram Automall India Limited, an omnichannel auction platform for used cars in India, has acquired BlueJack, an online car selling portal in India. BlueJack provides their clients with immediate payment and takes care of the difficulties of finding a car buyer, RC transfer and loan foreclosure.
buyer parent: CarTrade.com
buyer: Shriram Automall India Limited
Shriram Automall is an omnichannel auction platform for used cars in India. The company conducts over 3,000 bidding events every month through its offline and online platforms. Shriram Automall offers pre-owned commercial vehicles, construction equipment, tractors, two wheelers and more. "
target: BlueJack
BlueJack is an online car selling portal in India. BlueJack enables people to easily and quickly sell their car from the comfort of their home. BlueJack provides their clients with immediate payment and takes care of the difficulties of finding a car buyer, RC transfer and loan foreclosure.
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closed 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Insurance Australia Group, acquired Carbar

synopsis: Insurance Australia Group (IAG), Australia and New Zealand's largest general insurance company, has acquired a majority stake in Carbar, a digital car subscription and trading platform in Australia. Carbar provides an alternative to car ownership, allowing customers to use a car for a recurring fee. Carbar offers SUVs, wagons, sedans, and more.
buyer: Insurance Australia Group (ASX:IAG:$5,122.04)
Insurance Australia Group (IAG) is Australia and New Zealand's largest general insurance company. IAG sells insurance under many leading brands, including CGU, SGIO, Swann Insurance, Lumley Insurance, and more. IAG serves consumer and business customers in Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Carbar
Carbar is a digital car subscription and trading platform in Australia. Carbar provides an alternative to car ownership, allowing customers to use a car for a recurring fee. Carbar offers all types of cars, including SUVs, wagons, sedans, and more. The platform also allows customers to buy cars.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Grupo Supervielle S.A., acquired deautos.com

synopsis: Argentine holding Grupo Supervielle has bought new and used car sales website deautos.com. The acquisition was made by its non-financial services subsidiary Espacio Cordial de Servicios. Deautos.com is the leading portal for the car market in Argentina.
buyer: Grupo Supervielle S.A. (BASE:SUPV:$424.10)
Grupo Supervielle is a universal financial services group headquartered in Argentina with a nationwide presence. The group provides financial services to all segments in the economy, focused on offering inclusive, high quality, and affordable financial products to individuals and corporations. "
target: deautos.com
Deautos.com is a new and used car sales website. Deautos.com is the leading portal for the car market in Argentina. With deautos.com, users can access the best offers for used and new cars, and list their cars for sale.
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Acko, acquired vLer Technologies Pvt Ltd

synopsis: Mumbai-headquartered Acko, an insurance technology platform, has acquired vLer Technologies Pvt Ltd, an online car selling startup also headquartered in Mumbai, to get deeper into strengthening its auto insurance offerings.
buyer: Acko
Acko is an insurance technology platform that has built its business on two fronts. First, a direct to consumer offering sells automotive (car and two-wheeler) insurance for consumers. Second, it works with third parties to provide microinsurance products around other companies’ services. "
target: vLer Technologies Pvt Ltd
vLer Technologies Pvt Ltd is an online car selling startup based in Mumbai, India. It provides car buyers a platform through an algorithm-based recommendation system, and dealer negotiations. Besides that it takes care of financing, insurance and other related paperwork after the deal is finalized.
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closed 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aston Barclay Ltd., acquired The Car Buying Group

synopsis: Aston Barclay Ltd. has acquired The Car Buying Group (TCBG), one of the largest independent consumer car buying companies in the UK. Selling more than 10,000 cars nationwide, TCBG provides a fast and hassle free way to sell a car online alongside the usage of detailed vehicle history reports.
buyer: Aston Barclay Ltd.
Aston Barclay Ltd. provides vehicle auction and remarketing services for fleets, car supermarkets, general customers, leasing and finance companies, and franchised dealerships in Chelmsford, Leeds, Prees Heath, and Westbury, United Kingdom. "
target: The Car Buying Group
The Car Buying Group is one of the fastest growing online car buying services in the UK. They provide a fast and hassle free way to sell a car online. By providing basic vehicle information (registration, mileage, number of owners etc.) a vehicle valuation will be provided instantly.
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closed 8/8/2017 via BusinessWire

Carvana, acquired Carlypso

synopsis: Carvana, an online auto marketplace based in Arizona, has acquired Carlypso, another online auto marketplace based in California. Initially established as a peer-to-peer car selling service, Carlypso evolved into a managed marketplace, giving consumers direct access to wholesale inventory.
buyer: Carvana (CVNA:$858.87)
Simply put, Carvana is a better way to buy a car. People can browse, finance, and purchase a car online and have it delivered to them as soon as the next day. "
target: Carlypso
Initially established as a peer-to-peer car selling service, Carlypso has evolved into a managed marketplace, giving consumers direct access to wholesale inventory.
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closed 9/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Trader Corporation

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, announced that it has completed its acquisition of TRADER Corporation, Canada's leading digital automotive marketplace and software solutions provider.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm that provides equity and support to management teams and growing companies. The firm seeks to create value by collaborating with company management to improve business operations, invest in growth initiatives and make accretive acquisitions. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Trader Corporation
TRADER is the largest and most trusted digital automotive marketplace in Canada and provides the most comprehensive set of marketing software solutions to Canadian automotive dealers. The company’s online marketplaces and destinations include: autoTRADER.ca™, autoHEBDO.net™ and Autos.ca.
price ($mm)
$1,216
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Spinny, acquired HopCar Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Delhi-based Spinny, which operates in the pre-owned car segment, has acquired Gurgaon-based HopCar, another startup in the same industry. HopCar is an online platform that connects car buyers directly to sellers, assuring quality at accurate prices.
buyer: Spinny
Spinny is a dedicated online marketplace for used cars. They are a team of 50+ members who share the vision of establishing transparency and honesty in the pre-owned car market. Each car has to go through a gruelling 200-Points Spinny Inspection process before it gets listed on Spinny. "
target: HopCar Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
HopCar is changing the way cars are bought and sold; hopping them from the people who own them to the people who need them in a way that's easy, affordable, transparent and data-driven. HopCar is an online platform that connects buyers directly to sellers, assuring quality at accurate prices.
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closed 2/3/2016 via Company Press Release

Acorn Money Limited, acquired Autoebid Limited

synopsis: Autoebid, recognised as a leading name in the new car discount marketplace, announced that the company has changed ownership following a bid from established finance broker, Acorn Money. Autoebid Limited offers a platform for buying and selling cars.
buyer: Acorn Money Limited
Acorn Money develops and invests in the next generation of FinTech, using big data and machine learning to create innovative user experience linked back to real world high value lending solutions. They aim to empower consumers at the point of sale to make the best economic decision. "
target: Autoebid Limited
Autoebid Limited offers a platform for buying and selling cars. AutoeBid has obtained clients the best new car discount & new van discount in the UK. They get over 1,800 dealers to compete against each other to give the best new car discount & delivery times on a new car or new van.
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closed 1/22/2014 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, acquired Gebrauchtwagen.de

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has acquired Gebrauchtwagen.de. Gebrauchtwagen.de is an online car platform enabling users to search for new or used cars. It also allows one to sell their car with no commission fee.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes, sells, and markets magazines, periodicals, and various special publications focusing on magazines, radio/TV, and online media business segments in Germany and internationally. "
target: Gebrauchtwagen.de
Gebrauchtwagen.de is an online car platform enabling users to search for new or used cars. It also allows one to sell their car with no commission fee.
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closed 12/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

MEC Manchester, acquired We Buy Any Car Ltd.

synopsis: Webuyanycar.com has been acquired by MEC Manchester. Webuyanycar.com is one of the world’s leading used car buyers.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: MEC Manchester
MEC Manchester is a media planning and buying agency based in Manchester, England. "
target: We Buy Any Car Ltd.
We Buy Any Car Ltd., doing business as webuyanycar.com, provides a platform to its clients to sell used cars and vans online.
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closed 6/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

Produktion 203 Media AB, acquired Bilweb

synopsis: Digital marketng firm Produktion 203 Media AB has acquired Bilweb from Eniro AB. Bilweb is one of the largest marketplaces for new and used cars on the Internet. It offers information on car purchases, tests, articles, funding, technical data, etc.
buyer: Produktion 203 Media AB
Produktion 203 Media AB provides Web agency services in Sweden. The company develops Websites and optimizes existing Websites. It offers search engine optimization and search engine marketing services; Web hosting services for servers; and content management systems. "
target parent: Eniro AB
target: Bilweb
Bilweb is one of the largest marketplaces for new and used cars on the Internet. It offers information on car purchases, tests, articles, funding, technical data, etc.
price ($mm)
$0.68
rev ($mm)
$1
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0.6x
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closed 8/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Apax Partners, acquired Trader Corporation

synopsis: Apax Partners has closed the acquisition of Trader Corporation from Yellow Media Inc. The assets that were acquired by Apax Partners from Yellow Media Inc. comprise AutoTrader.ca, Canada's leading online automotive classified marketplace, and approximately 30% interest in Dealer Dot Com, Inc.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Asia and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the advice and management of Apax Partners globally total around $40 billion. "
target parent: Yellow Pages Group Co
target: Trader Corporation
Trader Corporation is a leader in print and digital vertical media and offers a broad set of services such as inventory management, web solutions, optimization of media spend and lead-generation campaigns. Trader caters to the automotive, real estate and generalist verticals.
price ($mm)
$724
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closed 8/17/2009 via Company Press Release

The Hertz Corporation, acquired Automoti Group, Inc.

synopsis: Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of Automoti Group, Inc., an online marketplace for consumers to directly purchase used cars at discounted prices. Automoti’s end-to-end solutions are currently utilized by the Hertz Rent2Buy program which enables consumers to rent a car for up to three days prior to purchase.
buyer: The Hertz Corporation (HTZ:$7,101.51)
The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., is the world’s largest general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,000 locations in 145 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. "
target: Automoti Group, Inc.
Automoti.com is changing the way people buy used cars. Automoti.com has set themselves apart in the automotive industry by allowing consumers to try cars before they purchase them. Automoti.com is a virtual showroom that sells high quality, used cars nationwide.
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closed 5/14/2014 via BusinessWire

Vehcon, acquired Car Demander

synopsis: Atlanta-based Vehcon, Inc., an innovator in the vehicle telematics and mobile data industry, announced it acquired the assets of Orlando-based Car Demander, a company that connects consumers to the cars they want to buy via an online and mobile platform.
buyer: Vehcon
Vehcon’s patent-protected web and mobile solutions collect and authenticate predictive vehicle data, enabling drivers to lower their total cost of vehicle ownership while maintaining optimal privacy and control. "
target: Car Demander
Car Demander connects consumers to the cars they want to buy via an online and mobile platform. Their technology allows a consumer to input a “demand” for a vehicle that meets their individual criteria, and returns “best offers” on matching vehicles from participating dealers.
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