Like Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive

closed 7/7/2021 via Company Press Release

J.D. Power, acquired Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive

synopsis: J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence, has acquired Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive, a leading provider of automotive finance & insurance (F&I) software used by automotive dealerships.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: J.D. Power
J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services, consumer intelligence, and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. "
target: Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive
Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive is a leading provider of automotive finance & insurance (F&I) software used by automotive dealerships.
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closed 6/2/2021 via GlobeNewswire

CDK Global, acquired Roadster, Inc.

synopsis: CDK Global, Inc., a leading retail automotive technology company, has completed the acquisition of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Roadster, Inc., a digital sales platform that modernizes the way consumers buy vehicles and the process in which dealers sell them.
buyer: CDK Global (CDK:$1,950.90)
CDK Global is a provider of integrated data and technology solutions to the automotive, heavy truck, recreation, and heavy equipment industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end, omnichannel retail commerce through open, agnostic technology, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers and OEMs. "
target: Roadster, Inc.
Roadster, Inc. is a digital sales platform that modernizes the way consumers buy vehicles and the process in which dealers sell them. With Roadster's proprietary technology platform, dealerships can provide hassle-free car buying in-store, online or on the go.
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$360
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closed 6/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ackroo Inc., acquired InterActiveDMS

synopsis: Ackroo, a loyalty marketing, payments and POS technology and services provider, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ackroo Canada Inc., has acquired all of the assets of InterActive DMS. IDMS provides cloud-based and on-premise dealer management software and web solutions to independent car dealers across the United States.
buyer: Ackroo Inc. (TSXV:AKR:$5.02)
Ackroo provides merchants of all sizes a robust, cloud based multi-currency marketing platform to help attract, engage and grow their customers while increasing their revenues and margins. They are based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. "
target parent: Valsoft Corp
target: InterActiveDMS
InterActive DMS (IDMS) provides cloud-based and on-premise dealer management software and web solutions to independent car dealers across the United States.
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$0.90
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announced 3/17/2021 via BusinessWire

Upstart Holdings, Inc., will acquire Prodigy Software Inc.

synopsis: Upstart Holdings, Inc., a leading artificial intelligence (AI) lending platform, will acquire Prodigy Software, Inc., a provider of cloud-based automotive retail software. Prodigy enables dealers to transform their existing websites into rich e-commerce platforms. Their platform enables sales managers to have complete control over their deals.
buyer: Upstart Holdings, Inc. (UPST:$233.42)
Upstart is a leading AI lending platform partnering with banks to expand access to affordable credit. By leveraging Upstart's AI platform, Upstart-powered banks can have higher approval rates and lower loss rates, while delivering exceptional digital-first lending experiences their customers. "
target: Prodigy Software Inc.
Prodigy is a provider of cloud-based automotive retail software. Prodigy enables dealers to transform their existing websites into rich e-commerce platforms that convert online browsers into buyers. Their platform enables sales managers to have complete control over their deals.
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closed 12/15/2020 via BusinessWire

Autodata Solutions Group, acquired Inventory Command Center

synopsis: J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence, announced the acquisition of Inventory Command Center (ICC), a leading automotive Inventory management SaaS-based platform. The business is being integrated into the Autodata Solutions division of J.D. Power.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Autodata Solutions Group
Autodata Solutions, a division of J.D. Power, is the industry-leading provider of vehicle data, technology and inventory merchandising solutions that power the automotive ecosystem. "
target: Inventory Command Center
Inventory Command Center (ICC) is a leading automotive Inventory management SaaS-based platform. The company’s SaaS-based platform was developed over the last twelve years as a necessity to help dealers better communicate the value proposition of their inventory to consumers.
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closed 7/3/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Imaweb/IDF Group, acquired Serinfer Servicios Informáticos S.L.

synopsis: Imaweb/IDF Group, a developer of customer relationship management ("CRM") solutions and dealership management systems ("DMS") for the automotive industry in Europe, has acquired Serinfer Servicios Informáticos S.L. Based in Spain, Serinfer develops a range of sophisticated products to address the evolving needs of automobile dealers.
buyer: Imaweb/IDF Group
Imaweb / Datafirst-I’Car Systems group is a developer of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and DMS (Dealership Management Systems) solutions for the automotive sector in Europe. The company grew out of the merger of Imaweb, a Spanish developer and DATAFIRST-I’Car Systems, a French developer. "
target parent: Alvariño Group
target: Serinfer Servicios Informáticos S.L.
Based in Spain, Serinfer develops a range of sophisticated products to address the evolving needs of automobile dealers. Its flagship offering is SERAUTO, a complete DMS solution that works modularly and can also be integrated to the existing technology of any dealership or workshop.
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closed 1/7/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Volaris Group Inc., acquired DealerNet

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired DealerNet, a provider of Dealer Management solutions to the automotive sector. DealerNet is based in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. DealerNet has a rich history of providing automotive dealer management software solutions to car dealers and OEMs throughout Brazil.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Headquartered in Canada, Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: DealerNet
DealerNet is a provider of Dealer Management solutions to the automotive sector. DealerNet is based in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. DealerNet has a rich history of providing automotive dealer management software solutions to car dealers and OEMs throughout Brazil.
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closed 12/7/2018 via PR Newswire

TrueCar, Inc., acquired DealerScience, LLC

synopsis: TrueCar, an automotive pricing and information website for new and used cars, has acquired DealerScience, the leading provider of digital retailing software tools to the automotive industry. DealerScience's solutions enable dealers to desk deals, create website specials and respond to customer inquiries faster, easier and more accurately.
buyer: TrueCar, Inc. (TRUE:$326.43)
TrueCar is an automotive pricing and information website for new and used cars. TrueCar shows consumers what others paid for the car they want, so they can recognize a fair price. TrueCar provides upfront pricing information, allowing users to enjoy a more confident buying experience. "
target: DealerScience, LLC
DealerScience is the leading provider of digital retailing software tools to the automotive industry, enabling dealers to desk deals, create website specials and respond to customer inquiries faster, easier and more accurately. Their software solutions automate high-impact, high-effort tasks.
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 10/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Cox Automotive, Inc., acquired F&I Express

synopsis: Cox Automotive Inc. announces the acquisition of F&I Express.  F&I Express is dedicated to leading the aftermarket industry into the digital age with innovative technology solutions. Their solutions cut costs and educate consumer all while improving compliance and increasing efficiency for dealers, agents, lenders, and others.
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: F&I Express
F&I Express is dedicated to leading the aftermarket industry into the digital age with innovative technology solutions. F&I Express' solutions cut costs, educate consumers, all while improving compliance and increase efficiency for dealers, agents, providers, lenders, digital retailers and menus.
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announced 4/18/2018 via Company Press Release

DataFirst SAS will be merged with I'Car Systems SARL,

synopsis: DataFirst and I’Car Systems, software developers and providers of services to automotive and trucks vehicle dealers, announce their intent to team up. DATAFIRST develops and deploys modular management, marketing and sales solutions for the automotive market: Automotive CRM, Automotive DMS, Web & Business Intelligence solutions.
buyer parent: Argos Soditic S.A.
buyer: I'Car Systems SARL
I’Car Systems is a software editor, that proposes management solutions for car repairers (agents and registered repairers) as well as for franchised dealers and distribution groups. "
target: DataFirst SAS
DATAFIRST develops and deploys modular management, marketing and sales solutions for the automotive market: Automotive CRM, Automotive DMS, Web & Business Intelligence solutions. DATAFIRST was founded in 1985 and today has over 150 employees.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/23/2017 via Market Wire

Quorum Information Technologies, will acquire Autovance Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Quorum Information Technologies Inc. ("Corporation") announced that it has signed a Definitive Agreement with Autovance Technologies Inc. ("Autovance") whereby the Corporation will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of the company. The Autovance team developed an unparalleled Desking product for the Canadian retail automotive market.
buyer: Quorum Information Technologies (TSXV:QIS:$10.17)
Quorum is a North American company focused on developing, marketing, implementing and supporting its dealership and customer management system, XSELLERATOR. XSELLERATOR automates, integrates and streamlines every process across departments in a dealership. "
target: Autovance Technologies Inc.
Autovance is the leader in web-based desking in the Canadian retail automotive industry, continually refining the perfect way for dealers to sell cars. Autovance Desk enables dealers to achieve increase gross profit, lease penetration and CSI all at the same time.
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closed 1/13/2016 via PR Web

Valsoft Corp, acquired Wilson Software Corp.

synopsis: Valsoft Corporation, a company specialized in developing and acquiring software based businesses, has acquired Interactive DMS, a leader in dealer management software. Wilson Software Company created Interactive DMS in 2007 and over time became one of the most trusted software products in the automotive industry.
buyer: Valsoft Corp
Valsoft specializes in acquiring vertical market software companies that provide mission critical solutions in their respective industry. Valsoft's operating strategy is to hold, invest and create value in companies for the long-term through various organic growth and acquisition initiatives. "
target: Wilson Software Corp.
Wilson Software Company created Interactive DMS in 2007 and over time became one of the most trusted software products in the automotive industry. Interactive DMS is a leader in dealer management software.
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closed 2/8/2013 via PR Newswire

vAuto, Inc., acquired Automotive Information Systems

synopsis: AutoTrader Group has acquired Automotive Information Systems, the industry's leader in auto incentive integration. This acquisition aligns naturally with AutoTrader Group's mission to dramatically improve the way people buy and sell new and used cars. The company will be combined with vAuto.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: vAuto, Inc.
vAuto provides innovative technology, tools and business intelligence to help dealers improve their used vehicle department sales and profits. vAuto’s Provision Suite offers premium products that guide used vehicle acquisition, appraisals, pricing, merchandising and transparent sales processes. "
target: Automotive Information Systems
Automotive Information Systems provides services that promote the organization of incentive and rebate data that dealerships need to be able to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information to car buyers.
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announced 9/27/2012 via PR Newswire

Solera Holdings, Inc., will acquire TitleTec

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Title Technologies, Inc. ("TitleTec"). TitleTec's proprietary web-based platform allows automotive dealerships to streamline operations and improve the customer purchasing experience.
buyer: Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH:$1,140.85)
Solera is the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry. Solera is active in over 60 countries across six continents. The Solera companies include Audatex in the United States, Canada, and in more than 45 additional countries. "
target: TitleTec
TitleTec's web-based platform allows automotive dealerships to streamline operations and improve the customer purchasing experience by assembling and processing the data necessary to electronically register a vehicle, produce a title, and issue a permanent or temporary tag at the point of sale.
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closed 7/11/2012 via BusinessWire

vAuto, Inc., acquired Auction Genius

synopsis: vAuto, a provider of innovative technology, tools and business intelligence to help dealers improve their used vehicle department sales and profits, announced the acquisition of Auction Genius, creator of a heads-up display for online auto auctions, and the roll-out of initial product integrations between the companies.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: vAuto, Inc.
vAuto provides innovative technology, tools and business intelligence to help dealers improve their used vehicle department sales and profits. The company is headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, IL, with a research and development center in Austin, TX. "
target: Auction Genius
Auction Genius is a web-based software solution for auto dealers buying vehicles at auction. With a simple combined screen view dealers can quickly evaluate more vehicles in less time and participate in more auctions.
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$9.50
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closed 1/25/2010 via BusinessWire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired Trade Tracker, Inc.

synopsis: DealerTrack Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand software and data solutions for the automotive retail industry, announced that it has acquired Trade Tracker, Inc. Trade Tracker has approximately 300 dealer customers across Canada that use its onl
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack’s intuitive and high-value software solutions enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, agents and aftermarket providers. "
target: Trade Tracker, Inc.
Trade Tracker is a tool that allows car dealers to create instant and accurate appraisals, while building a data base of vehicles to potentially sell from. Trade Tracker essentially gives dealers the ability to increase the used vehicle inventory by 50% with out using any of their capital.
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closed 1/24/2008 via BusinessWire

Dominion Enterprises, acquired Applied Virtual Vision Inc.

synopsis: Dominion Enterprises, a leading marketing services company, has acquired substantially all the assets of AVV, Inc., the company that developed the automotive retail industry’s top Internet Lead Management software, Web Control. The purchase price for the acquisition was $22.75 million.
buyer parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
buyer: Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services company serving the wide-ranging needs of many industries including real estate, apartments, specialty vehicles, employment, automotive and travel. Dominion Enterprises is one of the largest providers of highly targeted classified advertising. "
target parent: Autobytel Inc.
target: Applied Virtual Vision Inc.
Applied Virtual Vision is the leading provider of Internet-based sales and customer management systems for the automotive retail industry. AVV’s client management tools, such as Web Control®, help dealerships save time, boost productivity, improve customer contacts and increase profits.
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$21
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closed 9/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Cazoo Limited, acquired Cazana

synopsis: Cazoo, the UK’s leading online car retailer, which makes buying or selling a car as seamless as ordering any other product online, announced that it has acquired Cazana, owner of one of the most comprehensive vehicle pricing datasets globally and one of the leading data insights platforms in the European automotive industry.
buyer: Cazoo Limited (NYSE:CZOO:$0.00)
Cazoo's mission is to transform the way people buy used cars in the UK. Cazoo aims to make car buying no different than buying any other product online, where consumers can simply and seamlessly purchase a used car entirely online for either delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours. "
target: 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.
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$34
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closed 5/8/2019 via PE Hub

Diversis Capital, Stage 1 Ventures, acquired PureCars

synopsis: Private equity and venture capital firms Diversis Capital, LLC, and Stage 1 Ventures, LLC has acquired PureCars from Raycom Media, one of America's largest privately owned media companies. PureCars is a leader in marketing automation and business intelligence for the automotive industry.
buyer: Diversis Capital
buyer: Stage 1 Ventures
Diversis Capital, LLC is a private equity firm that invests in lower and middle-market companies. Stage 1 Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that is seeking to build partnerships with great entrepreneurs that are flexible and who want to build meaningful companies. "
target parent: Gray Television, Inc.
target: PureCars
PureCars is a data-driven technology company founded on providing automotive dealers with industry-leading marketing automation and services. PureCars provides marketing automation and business intelligence solutions that help dealerships drive deeper, longer term success for their business.
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closed 10/19/2010 via PR Newswire

AutoTrader.com, Inc., acquired VAuto, Inc.

synopsis: AutoTrader.com, the Internet's leading automotive marketplace and consumer information website, announced the completion of its transaction to acquire vAuto, the automotive retail industry's leading provider of advanced software tools for used vehicle management, pricing and inventory optimization.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: AutoTrader.com, Inc.
AutoTrader.com aggregates in a single location millions of new, used and certified pre-owned cars from thousands of auto dealers and private sellers and is a leading online resource for auto dealers, individuals and manufacturers to advertise and market their vehicles to in-market shoppers. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: VAuto, Inc.
vAuto's innovative "Live Market View" technology allows dealers to manage their used-vehicle inventories based on actual supply-and-demand for their specific market. More than 3,000 dealerships across the country use vAuto's pricing, appraisal, stocking and merchandising systems.
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closed 7/7/2021 via Company Press Release

J.D. Power, acquired Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive

synopsis: J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence, has acquired Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive, a leading provider of automotive finance & insurance (F&I) software used by automotive dealerships.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: J.D. Power
J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services, consumer intelligence, and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. "
target: Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive
Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive is a leading provider of automotive finance & insurance (F&I) software used by automotive dealerships.
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closed 7/7/2021 via Company Press Release

J.D. Power, acquired Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive

synopsis: J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence, has acquired Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive, a leading provider of automotive finance & insurance (F&I) software used by automotive dealerships.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: J.D. Power
J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services, consumer intelligence, and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. "
target: Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive
Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive is a leading provider of automotive finance & insurance (F&I) software used by automotive dealerships.
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closed 11/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

J.D. Power, acquired ALG, Inc.

synopsis: J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence, has acquired ALG, Inc., from TrueCar, Inc. ALG is an industry authority on automotive residual value projections in both the United States and Canada.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: J.D. Power
J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services, consumer intelligence, and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. "
target parent: TrueCar, Inc.
target: ALG, Inc.
Specializing in automotive residual values, analytical data products and hands-on, pragmatic business consultation, ALG has been helping automotive manufacturers, financial institutions, and fleet companies increase profitability, reduce risk, and gain overall market intelligence for over 50 years.
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closed 12/20/2019 via BusinessWire

J.D. Power, purchased Trilogy Automotive from Trilogy Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: J.D. Power has acquired Trilogy Automotive, the automotive software division of Trilogy Enterprises. Trilogy Automotive provides enterprise-level, SaaS-based automotive lead and digital management platforms, enabling OEMs and dealers to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their digital marketing spend.
buyer parent: XIO Group
buyer: J.D. Power
J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services, consumer intelligence, and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. "
seller parent: ESW Capital, LLC
seller: Trilogy Enterprises, Inc.
Trilogy Automotive’s patented technology solutions range from custom and client driven to turnkey configuration, design and lead management systems, and have powered leading automotive companies such as Ford, GM, Nissan, Chrysler, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Volvo, Jaguar, and AutoNation.
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closed 7/1/2015 via PR Newswire

J.D. Power & Associates, acquired NADA Appraisal Guides

synopsis: J.D. Power completed its acquisition of NADA's Used Car Guide. NADA Used Car Guide is a leading provider of U.S. retail, loan, trade-in and auction used-vehicle values, and is widely recognized in the industry as the authority for accurate and comprehensive used-vehicle valuation information.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: J.D. Power & Associates
J.D. Power is a global marketing information services company providing performance improvement, social media and customer satisfaction insights and solutions. The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. "
target parent: National Automobile Dealers Association
target: NADA Appraisal Guides
NADA Used Car Guide is a leading provider of vehicle valuation products, services and information to businesses throughout the United States and worldwide. NADA's editorial team collects and analyzes over 1 million combined automotive and truck wholesale and retail transactions per month.
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closed 4/23/2014 via PR Newswire

J.D. Power & Associates, acquired Korrelate

synopsis: J.D. Power, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial, announced the acquisition of Korrelate, a company that measures consumers' online behaviors and links them to offline sales activity.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: J.D. Power & Associates
J.D. Power & Associates is a global marketing information services company operating in key business sectors across a variety of industries, providing customer satisfaction research, market research, automotive forecasting, social media research, and performance improvement programs. "
target: Korrelate
Korrelate is a measurement and analytics company providing actionable insights to agencies, advertisers, media partners, data syndicators and publishers based on the correlation of online behavior with actual purchase data.
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closed 11/1/2011 via PR Newswire

LMC Automotive Services Limited, purchased Automotive Forecasting Division from J.D. Power & Associates

synopsis: LMC Automotive announced that it has acquired the automotive forecasting division from long-time alliance partner J.D. Power and Associates, a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies. LMC and J.D. Power began working together in the area of automotive forecasting and market intelligence in the mid-1990s.
buyer: LMC Automotive Services Limited
LMC Automotive is part of the LMC group. LMC provides market intelligence, analysis and advice to clients who include most of the major organisations around the world involved with agricultural commodities, foods, industrial materials, biofuels and their end-markets. "
seller parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
seller: J.D. Power & Associates
J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services company operating in key business sectors across a variety of industries, providing customer satisfaction research, market research, automotive forecasting, social media research, and performance improvement programs.
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closed 9/12/2006 via PR Newswire

J.D. Power & Associates, acquired Automotive Resources Asia

synopsis: J.D. Power and Associates, a business of The McGraw-Hill Companies announced the acquisition of Automotive Resources Asia , a respected market strategy and information firm specializing in Asia's car markets since 1993.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: J.D. Power & Associates
J.D. Power and Associates is an ISO 9001:2000 registered global marketing information services firm that helps businesses and consumers make better decisions through credible, meaningful, and easily accessible customer-based information. "
target: Automotive Resources Asia
Automotive Resources Asia Ltd. is a market strategy and business development company that specializes in Asia's car markets. ARA assists automakers and suppliers enter and compete in the world's fastest growing markets: China, ASEAN and Korea.
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closed 4/1/2005 via PR Newswire

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., acquired J.D. Power & Associates

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies MHP today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of J.D. Power and Associates, a leading provider of marketing information to consumers and businesses worldwide. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (NYSE:SPGI:$6,501.00)
McGraw-Hill is a leading information provider. The company publishes Business Week and many other consumer and trade magazines. Subsidiary Standard & Poor's is a leading furnisher of corporate credit ratings and also publishes directories of corporate information. "
target: J.D. Power & Associates
J.D. Power and Associates is an ISO 9001:2000 registered global marketing information services firm that helps businesses and consumers make better decisions through credible, meaningful, and easily accessible customer-based information.
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$350
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closed 11/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

HPS Group, acquired MM-Eye Limited

synopsis: HPS Group has bought automotive research specialist MM-Eye for an undisclosed amount. The company will now be known as HPS MM-Eye and its 18 staff will bring HPS group’s headcount to 242 and its turnover to £27 million. MM-Eye is a market research agency, specialising in quant, qual and online research for the automotive and mobility industries.
buyer: HPS Group
HPS Group is a marketing communications business, based in Marlow, UK. They offer a broad range of marketing communications solutions – online, digital, social and traditional. HPS Group’s existing portfolio of clients includes BMW, BMI Healthcare, 3M, Mazda, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Nissan."
target: MM-Eye Limited
MM-Eye is a market research agency, specialising in quant, qual and online research for the automotive and mobility industries. They understand the critical nature of the financial and marketing decisions that are made throughout the development process.
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closed 7/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Ipsos S.A, acquired RDA Group Inc.

synopsis: Ipsos announces the acquisition of RDA Group, a global provider of quality-tracking and customer-satisfaction studies serving the world’s largest auto manufacturers. RDA Group is an innovative, consultative process driven company, recognized for its ability to integrate data from multiple databases.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery. "
target: RDA Group Inc.
RDA Group (Research Data Analysis, Inc.) is now a global, fullservice market research and consulting firm. With revenue of $25 million, it employs 180 professionals and conducts ongoing projects in more than 60 countries.
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closed 5/13/2013 via Company Press Release

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, purchased Sinotrust Market Research from Sinotrust

synopsis: TNS, the world's leading consumer insights consultancy, has agreed to acquire Sinotrust Market Research, a leading market research and consulting company in China, from Sinotrust. Sinotrust Market Research is the industry market leader in automotive market research in China.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) is a leading market research and market information group. TNS advises clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and stakeholder management, based on long-established expertise and market-leading solutions. "
seller parent: Experian plc
seller: Sinotrust
Sinotrust Market Research is the industry market leader in automotive market research in China. Its offering includes consumer research, product research, brand research, channel research and customer information analysis. Sinotrust Market Research employs 350 people in China.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire Jornaya

synopsis: Verisk, a leading data analytics provider, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Jornaya, a data-as-a-service (DaaS) company working in markets where customers invest significant time researching, analyzing, and comparing options on major-life purchases, such as cars, loans, insurance, or degrees.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,889.60)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target: Jornaya
Jornaya is a data-as-a-service (DaaS) company working in markets where customers invest significant time researching, analyzing, and comparing options on major-life purchases, such as cars, loans, insurance, or degrees.
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closed 9/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Affinitiv, Inc., acquired Caldwell and Kerr Inc.

synopsis: Affinitiv announced the acquisition of Caldwell & Kerr Enterprises. Affinitiv, an industry leading provider of customized, omni-channel owner retention programs and innovative service lane software solutions, will combine with Caldwell & Kerr Enterprises, experts in digital and new media (audio/video) marketing for the automotive industry.
buyer: Affinitiv, Inc.
Affinitiv is a leading marketing technology company serving automotive manufacturers (OEMs), dealership groups, and individual dealers. Affinitiv’s Connectiv1 Platform is designed to provide a 360° view of customer, vehicle, dealership and marketing campaign effectiveness all in one place. "
target: Caldwell and Kerr Inc.
Caldwell & Kerr Enterprises is the automotive retail industry’s leading provider of traditional and digital marketing. The company was launched in 2017 to unify the power and resources of CK Advertising, Ember Social and DyGen Digital.
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announced 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Takami Bridal, will acquire JTA Hawaii

synopsis: Takami Bridal, one of the largest companies in Japan’s formal-wear and bridal market, is acquiring Honolulu marketing and public relations firm Joyce Timpson & Associates (JTA Hawaii). JTA Hawaii is a strategic branding, marketing and communications company specializing in the residential real estate and automotive industries.
buyer: Takami Bridal
Takami Bridal operates a full spectrum of wedding facilities throughout Japan and abroad. The company creates its own brand of wedding attire, provides event planning services for weddings, and operates several restaurants and wedding venues. "
target: JTA Hawaii
Joyce Timpson & Associates (JTA Hawaii) is a strategic branding, marketing and communications company specializing in the residential real estate and automotive industries. JTA Hawaii provides strategic guidance in areas where people make some of their most important life decisions.
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closed 1/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events, acquired EMC Strategic Communications

synopsis: Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events, South Carolina’s second-largest integrated marketing communication and events agency, has acquired EMC Strategic Communications, a communications agency that specializes in motorsports, the automotive industry, sustainable mobility, and design.
buyer: Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events
Jackson Marketing is an integrated marketing communication and events agency. Jackson specializes in marketing transportation and B2B brands. Jackson has deep client and industry experience in Material Handling, Trucking & Logistics, Heavy Equipment, Manufacturing, Automotive and Enthusiast brands. "
target: EMC Strategic Communications
EMC Strategic Communications is a communications agency that specializes in motorsports, the automotive industry, sustainable mobility, and design. EMC assists their clients with the strategic development and implementation of their marketing communications.
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closed 8/6/2015 via PR Newswire

GS Marketing, Inc, acquired Traffic Builders

synopsis: GS Marketing, Inc. (GSM) announced that it has acquired Traffic Builders of Louisville, Kentucky. Traffic Builders is a multichannel direct marketing agency servicing over 300 automobile dealers of all manufacturer types.
buyer parent: The Friedkin Group
buyer: GS Marketing, Inc
GS Marketing is a full service direct marketing company with nearly three decades of experience marketing products and services for automotive dealerships, dealer groups and manufacturers. GS Marketing has approximately 85 associates and is part of The Friedkin Group. "
target: Traffic Builders
Traffic Builders, Inc. is a strategic direct marketing agency specializing in automotive service marketing. They have proven expertise in providing analysis and results-driven solutions that drive traffic and maximize profits for our growth-minded clients.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sonny’s The Car Wash Factory, acquired SLAM Carwash Marketing

synopsis: Sonny’s The Car Wash Factory has announced the acquisition of SLAM, a highly specialized full-service marketing agency with deep roots in the carwash industry. SLAM’s services include branding, web design, digital and traditional advertising, social media services, content creation, sales training, marketing consulting, and more.
buyer: Sonny’s The Car Wash Factory
Sonny's The Car Wash Factory is the world's largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment, parts, and supplies. Forward-thinking professional car wash investors, owners and operators partner with Sonny's because of their total offering, leadership and ability to deliver. "
target parent: Bclip Productions
target: SLAM Carwash Marketing
SLAM is a highly specialized full-service marketing agency with deep roots in the carwash industry. SLAM’s services include branding, web design, digital and traditional advertising, social media services, content creation, sales training, marketing consulting and more.
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closed 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

DRB Systems, acquired Suds Creative

synopsis: DRB Holdings LLC, dba DRB Systems, announced it is acquiring Suds Creative, a full-service marketing agency for carwash owners and industry vendors that specialize in branding, web design, social engagement, graphic design and more.
buyer: DRB Systems
DRB Systems is a business solutions company that provides technology and marketing support to enhance the consumer’s experience and the operational efficiency of a car wash. "
target: Suds Creative
Suds Creative is a full-service marketing agency for carwash owners and industry vendors. They specialize in branding, web design, social engagement, graphic design and more.
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