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announced 2/14/2018 via PR Newswire

Cars.com, will acquire DealerInspire

synopsis: Cars.com, an online car marketplace, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DealerInspire and Launch Digital Marketing (LDM). DealerInspire provides progressive dealer websites, digital retailing and messaging platform products. LDM provides digital automotive marketing services, including paid, organic, social and creative services.
buyer: Cars.com (CARS:$631.37)
Cars.com is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Cars.com empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions. They offer pricing and research tools and a large database of consumer reviews."
target: DealerInspire
DealerInspire is a technology leader that has been rapidly increasing its market share by providing progressive dealer websites, digital retailing and messaging platform products. Launch Digital Marketing provides digital automotive marketing services, including paid, social and creative services.
price ($mm)
$165
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
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51.3x
closed 11/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Carsforsale.com, acquired Carbase

synopsis: Carsforsale.com, an online automotive marketing and classifieds website, has acquired Carbase, an auto marketing firm. Carbase provides custom websites and marketing tools for automotive dealers to help them get more targeted automotive leads and make more car sales.
buyer: Carsforsale.com
Carsforsale.com is an online automotive marketing and classifieds website that connects buyers with sellers of vehicles. Carsforsale.com is fastest and easiest way to buy or sell new and used cars online. They offer millions of vehicles from thousands of State-Verified Auto Dealers across the US. "
target: Carbase
Carbase is an auto marketing firm. Carbase provides custom websites and marketing tools for automotive dealers to help them get more targeted automotive leads and make more car sales. Their platform provides tools for inventory management, lead conversion, vehicle merchandising, and more.
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announced 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

JTZ Enterprise, will acquire Higher Turnover

synopsis: JTZ Enterprise, a leading Website and Internet Marketing Solutions Provider for the auto industry and businesses of all types, has acquired Higher Turnover, a company that serves automotive car dealers and sales persons with affordable online advertising solutions.
buyer: JTZ Enterprise
JTZ Enterprise LLC is a leading Website and Internet Marketing Solutions Provider for all businesses types. JTZ Enterprise was founded in May 1995 and always had a focus on the Automotive Industry, in general, while at the same time serving the needs of businesses of all types. "
target: Higher Turnover
Since 2005, Higher Turnover, LLC has been serving automotive car dealers and sales persons with affordable online advertising solutions. They offer custom website development, window stickers, eBay and Craigs List posting tools, inventory management, lead management, automotive SEO and more.
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closed 5/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Motork, acquired 3W NET

synopsis: MotorK, a European provider of sales and marketing solutions and services, has acquired 3W NET, a French company that specializes in digital web solutions for car manufacturers and dealerships. 3W NET designs and develops responsive websites to help their clients boost their internet presence.
buyer: Motork
MotorK is a European provider of sales and marketing solutions and services for the automotive industry. MotorK provides automotive manufacturers and dealers across Europe with cloud-based lead generation and lead management solutions. "
target: 3W NET
3W NET is a French company that specializes in digital web solutions for car manufacturers and dealerships. 3W NET designs and develops responsive websites to help their clients boost their internet presence. They also offer powerful SMS and e-mail marketing tools.
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closed 4/12/2019 via PR Newswire

Level 5 Advertising, acquired CellTuck, LLC

synopsis: Level 5 Advertising, a full-service marketing agency specializing in the RV, Marine and Powersports industries, has acquired CellTuck, a website solution provider that provides cuztomizable websites for RV dealers. CellTuck ensures that their client's website has all the information and features they need to increase traffic and get more leads.
buyer: Level 5 Advertising
Level 5 Advertising is a full-service marketing agency specializing in the RV, Marine and Powersports industries. Level 5 utilizes cutting-edge technology and artificial intelligence (AI) to help dealers sell and service more units. "
target: CellTuck, LLC
CellTuck is a website solution provider. CellTuck provides cuztomizable websites for RV dealers. CellTuck ensures that their client's website has all the information and features they need to increase traffic and get more leads. They offer services for ecommerce, video, SMS, landing pages, and more.
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announced 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

fusionZONE Automotive, LLC, will acquire MotorWebs, Inc.

synopsis: fusionZONE Automotive, LLC, the automotive industry's highest-performing dealer website solution, announced that it will acquire MotorWebs, Inc., a privately-held web design company specializing in the creation and management of car dealership websites. Motorwebs is an approved Toyota website provider.
buyer: fusionZONE Automotive, LLC
fusionZONE Automotive offers automotive dealers the nation's fastest, most cutting-edge customized and responsive websites. With the sole objective of driving website conversions and leads, fusionZONE Automotive websites help dealers sell more cars. "
target: MotorWebs, Inc.
MotorWebs, Inc. is a privately-held web design company specializing in the creation and management of car dealership websites. They work with high volume franchise dealers, groups and independent dealers in large metro markets to micro markets. Motorwebs is an approved Toyota website provider.
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closed 8/7/2017 via PR Web

Dealer Authority, acquired Dealer Authority

synopsis: Tyson Madliger, Founder and CEO, has acquired all shares of Dealer Authority, a boutique automotive digital marketing agency specializing in search and social. Founded in 2013, Dealer Authority focuses on manual, strategy-driven solutions for automotive dealers.
buyer: Dealer Authority
Dealer Authority is an automotive digital marketing firm specializing in high-end marketing delivery in search, social, website management, and consulting. Founded in 2013, Dealer Authority focuses on manual, strategy-driven solutions for dealers. "
target: Dealer Authority
Dealer Authority is an automotive digital marketing firm specializing in high-end marketing delivery in search, social, website management, and consulting. Founded in 2013, Dealer Authority focuses on manual, strategy-driven solutions for dealers.
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closed 4/23/2015 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Net Driven

synopsis: Net Driven, a premier provider of web solutions and Internet marketing services for the automotive industry, has been acquired by Internet Brands. The acquisition furthers Internet Brands' position as a leading provider of technology solutions for the automotive industry.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target: Net Driven
Net Driven® is the most trusted provider of digital marketing strategies designed exclusively for the automotive industry. Net Driven delivers the highest return on investment by helping dealers compete and succeed against the competition.
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closed 1/19/2015 via PR Newswire

DealerSocket, Inc., acquired DealerFire

synopsis: DealerSocket has acquired DealerFire, a provider of custom automotive websites and digital marketing. DealerFire provides custom automotive website solutions from large automotive dealer groups to independent dealers; supplying dealerships with extensive automotive websites, mobile applications, content marketing, and search engine marketing (SEM).
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: DealerSocket, Inc.
DealerSocket provides the automotive industry with the most comprehensive Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution available to the market today, allowing auto dealers to save time, save money, and improve sales staff effectiveness with one consolidated product. "
target: DealerFire
DealerFire is a custom automotive web design and digital marketing firm that has been providing leading internet solutions and direct leads to large dealership groups and independent car dealers internationally for over a decade.
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closed 8/19/2014 via Market Wire

Search Optics, acquired DigiGo

synopsis: Search Optics, one of the nation's leading digital marketing solutions providers with a specialty in automotive, announced it has acquired KPA's DigiGo division, formerly known as TK Carsites. DigiGo provides the most innovative digital marketing solutions available to the automotive industry.
buyer: Search Optics
Search Optics is a digital marketing company that specializes in custom, integrated solutions with an emphasis on ROI-based solutions. The company uses an uncommon blend of leading edge technology and human interaction to turn virtual traffic into measurable results. "
target parent: Wiegers Capital Partners
target: DigiGo
DigiGo provides the most innovative digital marketing solutions available to the automotive industry. DigiGo products and services – including custom websites, SEO, and social media management – optimize dealers’ online presence by increasing traffic, conversion, and impression share.
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closed 10/2/2012 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired ClickMotive

synopsis: DealerTrack announced the acquisition of ClickMotive LP, a leading provider of interactive marketing solutions for the automotive retailing industry. ClickMotive is the innovator of an award-winning digital marketing platform that combines the power of Web, mobile, search, social, video, inventory, call-tracking, tag, and dashboard tools.
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack's intuitive and high-value web-based software solutions and services enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, third-party retailers, agents, and aftermarket providers. "
target: ClickMotive
ClickMotive is the only company to deliver the powerful combination of website design, video, and dynamic search – in a single product, on a single platform, for one low cost, using 100% in-house technology.
price ($mm)
$49
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closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

PG Solutions Inc., acquired Tailbase, Inc.

synopsis: PG Solutions, a leading information technology company for smart cities in Quebec, has acquired Tailbase Inc., a Digital Marketing and Web solutions provider for retailers and manufacturers. Tailbase helps their clients build loyal online customer relationships by providing them with comprehensive, innovative and fully optimized web solutions.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: PG Solutions Inc.
PG Solutions is a leading information technology company for smart cities in Quebec. PG Solutions designs and delivers integrated management software packages (ERP) as well as solutions designed for citizens. Their solutions enable municipalities to provide better services to their citizens. "
target: Tailbase, Inc.
Tailbase is a Digital Marketing and Web solutions provider for retailers and manufacturers. Tailbase helps their clients build loyal online customer relationships by providing them with comprehensive, innovative and fully optimized web solutions.
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closed 8/23/2018 via PR Web

Routeique Inc., acquired Strategic Direct Marketing Group

synopsis: Routeique is pleased to announce the acquisition of sdmg, a Canadian company specializing in digital solutions for major retailers. sdmg is a 15-year-old company that has amassed a virtual who's who of customers in the retail space, including HBC, Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Lord and Taylor, Saks, Sears, Sports Chek, and a host of others.
buyer: Routeique Inc.
Routeique offers a complete logistics platform for supply chains, including end-to-end order management, inventory and warehouse management, mobile invoicing and settlement, route optimization and planning, signature capture and proof of delivery. "
target: Strategic Direct Marketing Group
Strategic Direct Marketing Group (SDMG) is a strategic software development agency with clients across Canada. SDMG has amassed a virtual who's who of customers in the retail space, including HBC, Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Lord and Taylor, Saks, Sears, Sports Chek, and a host of others.
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closed 11/29/2017 via Company Press Release

SFAM Group, acquired Actualys

synopsis: The SFAM group, the European leader in insurance brokerage for mobile and multimedia products, has acquired Actualys, a digital webdesign and IT consultant. Actualys advises clients, designs and builds digital campagins for eCommerce companies.
buyer: SFAM Group
SFAM is one of one of the main wholesale brokers of affinity insurance products, with a special focus on the fast-growing market for mobile products. The Group designs, markets and manages a range of premium insurance solutions for mobile phones and multimedia products with extended warranties. "
target: Actualys
Actualys is a digital webdesign and IT consultant with offices in France and Vietnam. Actualys integrates experts with clients to accompany advertisers to transform their digital presence. Actualys advises clients, designs and builds digital campagins for eCommerce companies.
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closed 6/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Infosys Limited, acquired Skava

synopsis: Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and next generation services, has completed its acquisition of Kallidus Inc. (d.b.a Skava), a leading provider of digital experience solutions, including mobile commerce and in-store shopping experiences to large retail clients.
buyer: Infosys Limited (NSEI:INFY:$11,119.00)
Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions. Infosys enables clients in more than 50 countries to outperform the competition and stay ahead of the innovation curve. "
target: Skava
Skava develops and hosts mobile websites, apps, and other digital shopping experiences across mobile, tablet, desktop, in-store, and all emerging channels.
price ($mm)
$120
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closed 2/11/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired M.dot

synopsis: Go Daddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, has acquired M.dot Inc., the leading mobile app for small business website creation and management. The addition of M.dot to Go Daddy’s extensive product offerings gives Go Daddy’s 11 million customers an easy way to create and manage compelling mobile websites right from their smartphones.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: M.dot
The M.dot app offers mobile website creation based on pre-loaded templates with easy-to-use custom features, such as store location, driving directions, tap-to-call, galleries, business hours and price lists, all in a user-interface designed for mobile device screens.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BusinessWire

UpCurve, Inc., acquired Online Automotive Solutions

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has acquired substantially all the assets of Online Automotive Solutions, a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider, through UpCurve, their digital marketing company.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: UpCurve, Inc.
UpCurve provides products and services that support stronger growth, greater productivity and company-wide efficiency. Their products include digital marketing, CRM software and integration, marketing automation, cloud solutions, voice and email communication offerings, and small business financing."
target: Online Automotive Solutions
Online Automotive Solutions is a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider. Their core business strategy is to leverage best in class technologies to save dealers’ time—time that should be spent prospecting and selling cars.
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announced 11/5/2014 via PR Newswire

LivePerson, Inc., will acquire Contact At Once!

synopsis: LivePerson, Inc., a leading provider of digital engagement solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Contact At Once!, LLC ("CAO"), a software company with a cloud-based platform that connects consumers to businesses across a variety of websites through chat, mobile and video.
buyer: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN:$233.78)
LivePerson offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. "
target: Contact At Once!
Contact At Once! is a SaaS provider that operates industry-specific merchant networks built around its proprietary website chat software that vertical search websites embed in online ads and that merchant advertisers deploy on websites and landing pages.
price ($mm)
$65
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Convert Digital, acquired Convert Digital

synopsis: Convert Digital has been acquired by partners Andrew Waite, Adam Littlechild and Luke Anderson. Convert Digital provide commerce solutions for an ever-changing digital landscape. Website design and development, online business strategy, conversion optimization and Magento solutions architecture are their chosen disciplines.
buyer: Convert Digital
Andrew Waite, Adam Littlechild and Luke Anderson are partners at Australia-based Convert Digital, a company that provides commerce solutions for an ever-changing digital landscape. "
target: Convert Digital
Convert Digital provide commerce solutions for an ever-changing digital landscape. Website design and development, online business strategy, conversion optimization and Magento solutions architecture are their chosen disciplines.
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closed 2/23/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Bazaarvoice, Inc., acquired AddStructure

synopsis: Bazaarvoice, Inc., a leading provider of consumer-generated content (CGC), advertising, and personalization solutions, has acquired AddStructure, a provider of state-of-the-art search and discovery applications for e-commerce companies.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Bazaarvoice, Inc. (BV:$206.30)
Bazaarvoice helps brands and retailers find and reach consumers. Each month in the Bazaarvoice Network, more than one-half billion consumers view and share authentic consumer-generated content (CGC), including ratings and reviews and curated visual content, across 5,000 brand and retail websites. "
target: AddStructure
AddStructure provides state-of-the-art search and discovery applications for e-commerce companies. Applications of the technology range from review summarization to a complete conversational commerce system.
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announced 2/14/2018 via PR Newswire

Cars.com, will acquire DealerInspire

synopsis: Cars.com, an online car marketplace, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DealerInspire and Launch Digital Marketing (LDM). DealerInspire provides progressive dealer websites, digital retailing and messaging platform products. LDM provides digital automotive marketing services, including paid, organic, social and creative services.
buyer: Cars.com (CARS:$631.37)
Cars.com is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Cars.com empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions. They offer pricing and research tools and a large database of consumer reviews."
target: DealerInspire
DealerInspire is a technology leader that has been rapidly increasing its market share by providing progressive dealer websites, digital retailing and messaging platform products. Launch Digital Marketing provides digital automotive marketing services, including paid, social and creative services.
price ($mm)
$165
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$41
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announced 2/14/2018 via PR Newswire

Cars.com, will acquire DealerInspire

synopsis: Cars.com, an online car marketplace, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DealerInspire and Launch Digital Marketing (LDM). DealerInspire provides progressive dealer websites, digital retailing and messaging platform products. LDM provides digital automotive marketing services, including paid, organic, social and creative services.
buyer: Cars.com (CARS:$631.37)
Cars.com is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Cars.com empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions. They offer pricing and research tools and a large database of consumer reviews."
target: DealerInspire
DealerInspire is a technology leader that has been rapidly increasing its market share by providing progressive dealer websites, digital retailing and messaging platform products. Launch Digital Marketing provides digital automotive marketing services, including paid, social and creative services.
price ($mm)
$165
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
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5.0x
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51.3x
closed 8/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Cars.com, acquired DealerRater

synopsis: Cars.com, a TEGNA Inc. company, has closed the acquisition of DealerRater, the industry's largest automotive consumer review website. DealerRater is uniquely positioned to lead the industry transition to finding not only the right dealer, but connecting consumers with the right person at the right dealer.
buyer parent: TEGNA Inc.
buyer: Cars.com (CARS:$631.37)
Cars.com is the leading destination for online car shoppers. It allows consumers to search, compare and connect with sellers and dealers, and provides buyers with greater control over the shopping process. It has approximately 30 million visits per month. "
target: DealerRater
DealerRater is the world’s leading car dealer review website that helps connect consumers with the right person at the right dealership. DealerRater.com provides more than two million service and sales reviews across 41,000 U.S. and Canadian dealerships.
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Cars.com, acquired PickupTrucks.com

synopsis: Cars.com announced today it will expand its offering for truck buyers and advertisers with its acquisition of PickupTrucks.com, an authoritative web source for pickup truck news and information.
buyer parent: Classified Ventures L.L.P.
buyer: Cars.com (CARS:$631.37)
Cars.com combines powerful inventory search tools and new-car configuration with pricing information, photo galleries, buying guides, side-by-side comparison tools, original editorial content and reviews to help millions of car shoppers connect with sellers each month. "
target: PickupTrucks.com
PickupTrucks.com is a website dedicated to the distinct needs of pickup truck buyers and owners. In addition to thousands of new- and used-truck listings, PickupTrucks.com offers relevant information and powerful tools so that truck buyers can make the right decision on what to buy and where to buy.
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closed 7/7/2005 via PR Newswire

cars.com, acquired NewCars.com

synopsis: Cars.com, the fastest growing online automotive marketplace, today announced that it has acquired NewCars.com, a leader in automotive sales lead generation. The acquisition expands cars.com's presence in the new car market and enables the company to expand its dealer-advertising offering. Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures.
buyer parent: Classified Ventures L.L.P.
buyer: cars.com (CARS:$631.37)
Cars.com combines powerful inventory search tools and new-car configuration with pricing information, photo galleries, buying guides, side-by-side comparison tools, original editorial content and reviews to help millions of car shoppers connect with sellers each month. "
target: NewCars.com
NewCars.com is a new car sales lead generator & distributor. Using its proprietary automotive search management system & lead distribution platform, NewCars.com efficiently drives millions of in-market shoppers from the vehicle search process to sale, connecting buyers to its customer network.
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announced 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

iCarAsia.com, will acquire Carmudi Indonesia

synopsis: Australia Securities Exchange (ASX) listed, iCar Asia Limited, which runs an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) network of automotive portals in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, will acquire Carmudi Indonesia. Carmudi Indonesia is a vehicle buying and selling site that offers the best deals in the car market in Indonesia.
buyer: iCarAsia.com (ASX:ICQ:$8.51)
iCar Asia Limited, which runs an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) network of automotive portals in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. They provide a platform that has a potential to connect more than 600 million car buyers and sellers throughout ASEAN. "
target: Carmudi Indonesia
Carmudi Indonesia is a vehicle buying and selling site that offers the best deals in the car market in Indonesia. Carmudi Indonesia has a well-established advertising and lead generation business servicing leading car manufacturers in Indonesia.
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$3.00
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announced 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leboncoin, will acquire L’Argus

synopsis: Leboncoin.fr, a leading classified ads site in France owned by Adevinta, is to acquire L'argus, a France-based weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Leboncoin
Leboncoin.fr is a leading classified ads site in France. Leboncoin allows people to search and place ads for jobs, vehicles, real estate, electronics, pets, hospitality services, furnishings, clothing, events, and more. Leboncoin operates in 4 continents and has over 250 million visitors every day. "
target: L’Argus
L'argus is a weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more. They are based in France.
price ($mm)
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$6
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announced 8/28/2019 via PE Hub

Diginet, will acquire auto24

synopsis: BaltCap has agreed to sell Estonia-based auto24, an automotive classifieds portal in Estonia, to Baltic Classifieds Group, a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics. Baltic Classifieds Group operates in Lithuania, its largest market, through Diginet LTU.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Diginet
Baltic Classifieds Group is a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics, specialising in five key segments: automotive, real estate, jobs, generalist and ecommerce. The company operates in Lithuania, its largest market, through Diginet LTU. "
target parent: BaltCap
target: auto24
Founded in Tartu and headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia, auto24 is a leading automotive classifieds business in the country connecting buyers and sellers through its auto24.ee portal. It also operates a generalist classifieds site (kuldnebors.ee) in a variety of categories.
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announced 5/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Apax Partners, will acquire Diginet

synopsis: Apax PArtners, an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies, will be acquiring Baltic Classifieds Group, a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies. Funds advised by Apax Partners typically invest in large companies. The Funds invest in four sectors: Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare, and Consumer. "
target: Diginet
Baltic Classifieds Group is a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics, specializing in five key segments: automotive, real estate, jobs, generalist and ecommerce. The company operates in Lithuania, its largest market, through Diginet LTU.
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closed 4/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Autotrader NZ, acquired Autotrader NZ

synopsis: Bauer Media have agreed to sell Autotrader.co.nz to former managers, Ross Logue and Richard East. The management buyout of Autotrader.co.nz, New Zealand’s largest automotive-only classifieds website, means Logue and East’s new company Autotrader Media Group assumes full control of the Autotrader website and magazine.
buyer: Autotrader NZ
The management buyout is being led by former Autotrader.co.nz managers, Ross Logue and Richard East. Their new company, Autotrader Media Group, will assume full control of the Autotrader website and magazine. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Autotrader NZ
The Autotrader brand is New Zealand’s most-trusted name for buying and selling cars. It started as the Autotrader Buyers’ Guide magazine in 1981, and later added the Autotrader.co.nz website to its portfolio, where it further cemented its leading reputation with consumers and the car industry.
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closed 11/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Groupe Renault, acquired Carizy

synopsis: Groupe Renault, a French multinational automobile manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of Carizy, a French start-up specialized in intermediation between private individuals in used-vehicle sales. With its digital platform and innovative service, Carizy. They are based in Paris, France.
buyer: Groupe Renault (ENXTPA:RNO:$67,452.99)
Groupe Renault is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899. The company produces a range of cars and vans, and in the past has manufactured trucks, tractors, tanks, buses/coaches and autorail vehicles. "
target: Carizy
Carizy is a service company specialized in online intermediation between private individuals in used-vehicle (UV) sales. With its digital platform and innovative service, Carizy. They are based in Paris, France.
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announced 10/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Gumtree, will acquire Motors.co.uk Ltd.

synopsis: Gumtree, the UK's #1 classifieds website, will acquire Motors.co.uk from Cox Automotive, a leading provider of products and services to the automotive industry. Motors.co.uk is a used car classified advertising website in the UK. Motors.co.uk offers reliable cars from a variety of car dealers to help their users find the right car for their needs.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: Gumtree
Gumtree is the UK's #1 classifieds website. Gumtree has over 1.7 million ads on their site, making them the perfect place for finding a new car, job, second-hand items, services and more. Gumtree uses sophisticated systems for screening ads to find inaccuracies and ensure their users' safety. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Motors.co.uk Ltd.
Motors.co.uk is a used car classified advertising website in the UK. Motors.co.uk lists an extensive range of reliable cars from a wide variety of franchise and independent car dealers to help their users find the right car for their needs.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cazana, acquired CarandClassic.co.uk

synopsis: Cazana, a UK-based company that helps people check that a car is safe, legal and at the right price before they buy, has acquired CarandClassic.co.uk, Europe's No. 1 website for classic car and bike sales. CarandClassic.co.uk allows users to find and buy cars and bikes from pre 1920s to the 2010s.
buyer: Cazana
Cazana is a UK-based company that helps people buy cars better. Cazana helps users check that a car is safe, legal and at the right price before they buy. Cazana also helps businesses to integrate Cazana data to reduce risk, increase profits and gather advanced automotive market intelligence. "
target: CarandClassic.co.uk
CarandClassic.co.uk is Europe's No. 1 website for classic car and bike sales. CarandClassic.co.uk allows users to find and buy cars and bikes from pre 1920s to the 2010s. Users can post adverts for free and can edit, renew, or delete them at any time.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/19/2017 via Reuters

Carsales.com Ltd., will acquire Encar.com

synopsis: Carsales.com Ltd announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with SK Holdings Co Ltd to buy the remaining 50.1 percent stake in South Korean joint venture Encar.com. Encar.com is the number one online classified website for used car sales in South Korea.
buyer: Carsales.com Ltd. (ASX:CAR:$281.07)
Carsales.com Ltd is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. They attract more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats than any other classified group of websites. "
target parent: SK Holdings Co., Ltd.
target: Encar.com
Encar.com is the number one online classified website for used car sales in South Korea. Encar.com is the largest automobile sales market in South Korea, with over 500,000 website visitors per day.
price ($mm)
$185*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

United Classifieds s.r.o., will acquire Autobazar.eu

synopsis: United Classifieds s.r.o, a subsidiary of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, announced that it will acquire Slovakia’s leading car classifieds site Autobazar.eu. Autobazar.eu is the largest auto site in Slovakia with 93,000 daily visitors.
buyer parent: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
buyer: United Classifieds s.r.o.
United Classifieds s.r.o. operates a portfolio of Slovakian classified portals, with a focus on the real estate and automotive markets. Their portals are used by more than 1.42 million people per month, representing almost 33% of Slovakian internet users. "
target: Autobazar.eu
Autobazar.eu is the #1 automotive classified portal in Slovakia. They have over a quarter million listings with 93,000 daily visitors.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/23/2017 via Company Press Release

AutoScout24 GmbH, acquired Gebrauchtwagen.at

synopsis: AutoScout24 GmbH, a subsidiary of Scout24 AG and a leading European operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the automotive sector, has acquired all shares of Gebrauchtwagen.at Internetportale GmbH, a leading online marketplace for automobile sales in Austria.
buyer parent: Scout24 Group
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: Gebrauchtwagen.at
Gebrauchtwagen.at is an online marketplace for automobile sales in Austria. With a customer base of more than 2,300 car dealers, around 90,000 listings and approximately 4 million visits per month, Gebrauchtwagen.at has a leading position on the Austrian market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 7/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Vicus Group AG, will acquire Auto.de

synopsis: Vicus Media, a Leipzig-based subsidiary of commercial real estate development firm Vicus Group AG, has acquired Auto.de from Unister. Auto.de is Germany's biggest online auto portal. Customers can use Auto.de to buy and sell cars, trucks, motorcycles, car parts and more.
buyer: Vicus Group AG
Vicus Group AG owns, operates, and sells commercial real estate properties. The company is based in Leipzig, Germany. "
target parent: Unister
target: Auto.de
Auto.de is Germany's biggest online auto portal. Customers can use Auto.de to buy and sell cars, trucks, motorcycles, car parts and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Mail.Ru LLC, will acquire Am.ru

synopsis: Mail.Ru Group Limited, one of the largest internet businesses in Russia, announced the signing of the agreement to acquire Am.ru, one of the largest Russian auto classifieds websites, from Rambler&Co. Am.ru provides a wide range of offers on new or used automobiles from both dealers and individuals.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,091.82)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target parent: A&NN Investments
target: Am.ru
Am.ru is one of the largest automotive classified websites in Russia. Am.ru provides a wide range of offers on new or used automobiles from both dealers and individuals. Am.ru also provides up-to-date news, reviews, photos, and useful recommendations for various automobiles.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Carsales.com Ltd., will acquire DeMotores SA

synopsis: Carsales.com, the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia, has agreed to acquire DeMotores from major Argentinian media company S.A. La Nacion. DeMotores is an online automobile classified publisher with operations in Argentina, Colombia and Chile.
buyer: Carsales.com Ltd. (ASX:CAR:$281.07)
Carsales.com Ltd is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. They attract more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats than any other classified group of websites. "
target parent: S.A. La Nación
target: DeMotores SA
DeMotores is an online classified publisher for automobile sales in Argentina, Chile, and Colombia. DeMotores has the most complete list of cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and motorcycles for sale from both dealers and private users.
price ($mm)
$5.06
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Carousell Pte. Ltd., acquired Caarly Pte Ltd

synopsis: Mobile marketplace Carousell announced its move into the car classifieds market with its acquisition of Caarly, an online platform where car dealers and individual sellers market used cars. The acquisition will see all listings on Caarly included in the Carousell marketplace.
buyer: Carousell Pte. Ltd.
Carousell is a mobile classifieds app that makes selling as easy as taking a photo, and buying as simple as chatting. Carousell began in Singapore and has spread to 13 cities around the world. With over 35 million listings, they are one of the world’s largest and fastest growing marketplaces. "
target: Caarly Pte Ltd
Caarly is a new way of doing business for the automotive industry, connecting dealerships with consumers the right way. Caarly operates an online classifieds service for used cars in Singapore.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Carsale24 GmbH, acquired Meinautomakler.de

synopsis: Carsale 24, a company that operates an online platform that helps users to buy and sell cars, has acquired Meinautomakler.de, an online sales platform for motorized vehicles of all kinds based in Germany.
buyer parent: Christoph Kroschke GmbH
buyer: Carsale24 GmbH
Carsale 24 operates an online platform that helps users to buy and sell cars. Carsale24 was founded in late 2010 and is based in Germany. "
target: Meinautomakler.de
Meinautomakler.de is a sales platform for motorized vehicles of all kinds. Users can enter their information and get a fast quote for free. The company is based in Solingen, Germany.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cox Automotive, Inc., will acquire CarsGuide

synopsis: Cox Automotive Australia, a new Australian subsidiary of the US automotive conglomerate Cox Automotive, will acquire CarsGuide. CarsGuide is an online classified publisher for thousands of new and used cars for sale from dealers and private sellers all over Australia.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of products and services spanning the automotive ecosystem. No matter the stage of the auto buying or selling process, they have a solution. They have the resources and tools for dealers to maximize value at every step of the car buying and selling process. "
target: CarsGuide
CarsGuide lists thousands of new and used cars for sale online from dealers and private sellers all over Australia. They provide the latest car news, reviews, photos and videos from their national network motoring journalists and international automotive experts.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 5/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Independent News & Media PLC, acquired CarsIreland.ie

synopsis: Independent News & Media plc (INM) has acquired the remaining 50 per cent of car sales website, CarsIreland.ie and now fully owns the business. CarsIreland.ie was launched in 2004 and has almost 1,000 car dealers advertising 40,000 used, new and classic cars for sale on the platform each month.
buyer: Independent News & Media PLC (ISE:IPD:$214.78)
Independent News & Media (INM) is the largest media company in Ireland. Their titles dominate the Irish newspaper market and online media space, reaching a combined 2.4 million readers weekly. INM is powered by a team of experts in the fields of journalism, marketing, product, design and research. "
target: CarsIreland.ie
CarsIreland.ie is Ireland's biggest car dealer classified website. All cars for sale are detailed with information on running costs, fuel efficiency and safety. This, together with performance information and a huge database of second hand cars, makes them the number 1 website for cars in Ireland.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Tsikot.com merged with CarsNow,

synopsis: Singapore-based Now Web Solutions has acquired Tsikot.com, a top online automotive company in the Philippines, merging Tsikot with Now Web's CarsNow platform. Tsikot is the largest and most prominent automotive platform in the Philippines, leting users list, classify, buy and sell cars online.
buyer: CarsNow
CarsNow is an online classified platform for selling and buying automobiles in the Philippines. They provide free listing services for car sellers, dealers and private car owners that want to sell their vehicles. Their location base map lets users search for vehicles near their area. "
target: Tsikot.com
Tsikot.com is the largest and most prominent automotive platform in the Philippines. Tsikot.com lets users list, classify, buy and sell cars online. It is a ‘peer-to-peer’ platform where sellers can list their vehicles and buyers can search for them.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Carsales.com Ltd., acquired Chileautos

synopsis: Carsales.com, he largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia, has acquired Chileautos, a company that operates an automotive classifieds website in Chile.
buyer: Carsales.com Ltd. (ASX:CAR:$281.07)
Carsales.com Ltd is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. Attracting more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats than any other classified group of websites. "
target: Chileautos
Chileautos Limitada operates an automotive classifieds website in Chile. The company is based in Santiago. They offer an answer to those looking for new or used vehicles. Both for those who want to sell and want to buy.
price ($mm)
$15*
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Cars.com
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EBITDA ($mm)
$218.59
EBIT ($mm)
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CarGurus
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year
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rev ($mm)
$418.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.92
EBIT ($mm)
$9.03
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549
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TrueCar, Inc.
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$358.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.37)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: ASX:CAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd.
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rev ($mm)
$281.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$128.71
EBIT ($mm)
$125.79
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
394
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Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc.
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$110.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.22
EBIT ($mm)
$6.71
Net Income ($mm)
$3.89
Employees
148
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Ticker: TC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe is an omni-channel automotive marketplace in China. TuanChe connects consumers with various industry players such as automakers, dealers and other automotive service providers. TuanChe has achieved rapid growth in its business by integrating its online platforms with offline sales events.
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$99.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.74)
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SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC
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$2.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1.50
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$1.40
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Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited
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$669.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.27
EBIT ($mm)
$71.82
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Quotient Technology Inc.
Quotient Technology Inc.
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$424.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.70
EBIT ($mm)
($13.97)
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877
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$39.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.02
EBIT ($mm)
$1.28
Net Income ($mm)
$1.01
Employees
120
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