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announced 1/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

System Location Co., Ltd., will acquire Inspiration Co., Ltd.

synopsis: System Location Co., Ltd. (SLC), a leading provider of auto finance software in Japan, will acquire Inspiration Co., Ltd., a Japanese IT company focused on helping car dealers. Inspiration helps car dealers to create optimized and user-friendly homepages and websites that increase sales. The company also provides services for digital signage.
buyer: System Location Co., Ltd. (TSE:2480:$9.17)
System Location Co., Ltd. (SLC) is a leading provider of auto finance software in Japan. SLC offers an evaluation system for auto-lease companies. Their software suite uses big data to simplify and enable companies to quickly calculate the future and present value of their vehicles. "
target: Inspiration Co., Ltd.
Inspiration is a Japanese IT company focused on helping car dealers. Inspiration helps car dealers to create optimized and user-friendly homepages and websites that increase sales. The company also provides services for digital signage.
price ($mm)
$7.14
rev ($mm)
$3
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closed 7/13/2021 via PR Newswire

XLerate Group, acquired Liquid Motors Inc.

synopsis: The XLerate Group has acquired Liquid Motors, a critical service provider to independent auctions, dealers, marketplaces, and key industry participants. Liquid Motors offers various software and services that create competitive advantages by generating and capturing more cost-effective Internet leads by utilizing a variety of online channels.
buyer parent: Huron Capital Partners LLC
buyer: XLerate Group
XLerate Group Auctions are a leading group of independent auctions with over 20 different simulcast online/physical sales combined with remote and off-site dealer sales, in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin, "
target: Liquid Motors Inc.
Liquid Motors offers the automotive industry comprehensive Internet marketing solutions designed to maximize lead generation. For automotive dealers, they provide a variety of software and services that create competitive advantages by generating and capturing more cost-effective Internet leads.
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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

LeadVenture, Inc., acquired Dealer Car Search

synopsis: LeadVenture has acquired Dealer Car Search, a leading provider of website and software solutions for independent automotive dealerships, adding the company to its market-leading portfolio of digital storefront and digital retail services. The acquisition provides a platform for LeadVenture's growth strategy in the pre-owned auto market.
buyer: LeadVenture, Inc.
LeadVenture serves over 35,000 dealership rooftops across 13 vertical markets. The company anticipates dealerships' digital needs and provides industry-leading solutions to keep the online presence of its clients at the optimal level for driving leads. "
target: Dealer Car Search
Dealer Car Search is a leading provider of website and software solutions for independent automotive dealerships across the nation. The company pairs industry experts with best-in-class technology to equip dealers with a full suite of digital services to help grow their revenue.
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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 (ENXTAM:MTRK:$29.09)
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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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:$618.39)
Cars.com is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Cars.com empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions. They offer pricing and research tools and a large database of consumer reviews."
target: DealerInspire
DealerInspire is a technology leader that has been rapidly increasing its market share by providing progressive dealer websites, digital retailing and messaging platform products. Launch Digital Marketing provides digital automotive marketing services, including paid, social and creative services.
price ($mm)
$165
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
51.3x
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 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.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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announced 4/29/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Marble Financial Inc., will acquire eBunch

synopsis: Marble Financial Inc., an AI-driven financial technology company, will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares in the capital of eBunch, an innovative Canadian digital marketing firm that specializes in generating more qualified leads per dollar spent for retailers.
buyer: Marble Financial Inc. (CNSX:MRBL:$0.83)
Marble is a financial technology company based in Canada. Through its industry-leading proprietary technology solutions Fast Track Loan, Score Up, and Credit Meds, Marble guides its customers toward financial wellbeing and a meaningful credit score faster than traditional methods. "
target: eBunch
eBunch is an innovative Canadian digital marketing firm that specializes in generating more qualified leads per dollar spent for retailers.
price ($mm)
$0.43
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closed 4/13/2022 via Company Press Release

Fullbay, Inc., acquired Dieselmatic

synopsis: Fullbay has acquired Dieselmatic Digital Inc., a Canadian digital marketing agency focused exclusively on diesel repair shops. The acquisition layers the digital marketing services of Dieselmatic onto the shop management software Fullbay already offers to help drive demand for repair shop businesses.
buyer: Fullbay, Inc.
Fullbay revolutionizes the operations of heavy-duty repair shops and internal fleet maintenance departments to create more efficient organizations. Its turn-key platform connects every function of the business in real time from any location to improve workflow and create transparency in operations. "
target: Dieselmatic
Based in British Columbia, Canada, Dieselmatic is a full-service digital marketing solution for heavy-duty truck repair shops. The company creates high-quality campaigns and premium websites that help local diesel shops and mechanics get found by the right customers.
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closed 11/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Stable, acquired RichContext

synopsis: The Stable, a consumer brand agency, has acquired RichContext, a retail technology company focused on digital commerce. RichContext helps clients to boost their ecommerce capabilities. Their solutions allow brands to create dynamic shopping destinations for mobile devices. They also help brands to create enhanced product pages on Walmart.com.
buyer: The Stable
The Stable is a consumer brand agency representing world-class clients across all channels of commerce. They excel at creating big, beautiful, audacious creative; and driving sales and executing winning retail programs for their brand partners. "
target: RichContext
RichContext is a retail technology company focused on digital commerce. RichContext helps clients to boost their ecommerce capabilities. Their solutions allow brands to create dynamic shopping destinations for mobile devices. They also help brands to create enhanced product pages on Walmart.com.
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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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announced 1/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

System Location Co., Ltd., will acquire Inspiration Co., Ltd.

synopsis: System Location Co., Ltd. (SLC), a leading provider of auto finance software in Japan, will acquire Inspiration Co., Ltd., a Japanese IT company focused on helping car dealers. Inspiration helps car dealers to create optimized and user-friendly homepages and websites that increase sales. The company also provides services for digital signage.
buyer: System Location Co., Ltd. (TSE:2480:$9.17)
System Location Co., Ltd. (SLC) is a leading provider of auto finance software in Japan. SLC offers an evaluation system for auto-lease companies. Their software suite uses big data to simplify and enable companies to quickly calculate the future and present value of their vehicles. "
target: Inspiration Co., Ltd.
Inspiration is a Japanese IT company focused on helping car dealers. Inspiration helps car dealers to create optimized and user-friendly homepages and websites that increase sales. The company also provides services for digital signage.
price ($mm)
$7.14
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

System Location Co., Ltd., will acquire Inspiration Co., Ltd.

synopsis: System Location Co., Ltd. (SLC), a leading provider of auto finance software in Japan, will acquire Inspiration Co., Ltd., a Japanese IT company focused on helping car dealers. Inspiration helps car dealers to create optimized and user-friendly homepages and websites that increase sales. The company also provides services for digital signage.
buyer: System Location Co., Ltd. (TSE:2480:$9.17)
System Location Co., Ltd. (SLC) is a leading provider of auto finance software in Japan. SLC offers an evaluation system for auto-lease companies. Their software suite uses big data to simplify and enable companies to quickly calculate the future and present value of their vehicles. "
target: Inspiration Co., Ltd.
Inspiration is a Japanese IT company focused on helping car dealers. Inspiration helps car dealers to create optimized and user-friendly homepages and websites that increase sales. The company also provides services for digital signage.
price ($mm)
$7.14
rev ($mm)
$3
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System Location Co., Ltd. (SLC) is a leading provider of auto finance software in Japan. SLC offers an evaluation system for auto-lease companies. Their software suite uses big data to simplify and enable companies to quickly calculate the future and present value of their vehicles.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$4.42
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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