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closed 6/6/2022 via BusinessWire

J.D. Power, acquired We Predict

synopsis: J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and customer intelligence, announced that it has acquired the data and predictive analytics business of We Predict, the UK-based provider of global automobile service and warranty analytics.
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: We Predict
Formed in 2009, We Predict uses machine learning and unique predictive methodologies to assist global blue-chip customers in anticipating and accelerating decisions on product, on market, as well as on financial performance.
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closed 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics Inc, acquired Automated Insurance Solutions

synopsis: Verisk, a leading global data analytics provider, has acquired Automated Insurance Solutions (AIS), a UK based insurtech that since its launch has signed up multiple UK insurers. The acquisition includes AIS’s flagship solution BAIL, the only solution to provide automated assessment and analysis of motor accident liability.
buyer: Verisk Analytics Inc (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,998.60)
Verisk Analytics provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in the insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services industries. The company’s analytic solutions address insurance underwriting and claims, fraud, regulatory compliance, and more. "
target: Automated Insurance Solutions
Automated Insurance Solutions (AIS) are a UK based Insurtech business focussed on building and deploying intelligent digital automation products to cater to the ever-changing needs of an increasingly technology driven claims environment.
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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:$497.38)
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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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 4/19/2017 via GlobeNewswire

KAR Auction Services, Inc., acquired DRIVIN

synopsis: KAR Auction Services, Inc. announced the acquisition of CarCo Technologies, Inc., d/b/a DRIVIN. DRIVIN aggregates automotive retail, pricing, registration and other market and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources. The insights generated from that data are deployed to help customers buy, sell and source vehicles.
buyer: KAR Auction Services, Inc. (KAR:$2,437.70)
KAR Auction Services provides sellers and buyers across the global wholesale used-vehicle industry with innovative, technology-driven remarketing solutions. KAR’s unique end-to-end platform supports whole car, salvage, financing, logistics and other ancillary and related services. "
target: DRIVIN
CarCo Technologies, Inc., d/b/a DRIVIN, aggregates automotive retail, pricing, registration and other market and economic data from a variety of public & proprietary sources. The insights generated from that data are deployed to help customers buy, sell and source vehicles more intelligently.
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$43
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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 3/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Manheim Auctions, acquired Dealer Solutions Pty Ltd

synopsis: Manheim, a division of Cox Automotive Inc., has announced that it has purchased Dealer Solutions. Dealer Solutions helps Australian motor dealers utilise new technology by providing them with sales performance solutions.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Manheim Auctions
Manheim was established in 1945 as a wholesale vehicle auction operation. With 20,000 employees in 122 operating locations around the globe, Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Manheim registers nearly 7 million used vehicles annually. "
target: Dealer Solutions Pty Ltd
In 1992, before many people had even heard of the internet, Dealer Solutions was founded with the objective of helping Australian motor dealers utilise new technology by providing them with sales performance solutions.
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announced 5/26/2021 via BusinessWire

Smart Eye, will acquire Affectiva

synopsis: Smart Eye, a Swedish developer of AI-powered eye-tracking technology, will acquire Affectiva, a technology company focused on emotion AI. Affectiva’s technology can detect nuanced human emotions, complex cognitive states, activities, interactions and objects people use. Their technology is used for automotive AI and media analytics.
buyer: Smart Eye (OM:SEYE:$14.29)
Smart Eye is a Swedish developer of AI-powered eye-tracking technology. Smart Eye's Driver Monitoring System (DMS) offers eye tracking software for integration in passenger cars and other vehicles to facilitate better safety and other functions that improve the user experience. "
target: Affectiva
Affectiva is a technology company focused on emotion AI. Affectiva’s technology can detect nuanced human emotions, complex cognitive states, activities, interactions and objects people use. Their technology is used for automotive AI and media analytics.
price ($mm)
$74
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$5
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Uber Technologies, Inc., acquired Mighty AI

synopsis: Uber, a ridesharing company that connects passengers with drivers through a mobile app, has acquired Mighty AI, a data management platform for autonomous vehicle perception data. They provide all the software, expertise, and expert annotators needed to create ground truth datasets for vehicle perception models.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$17,455.00)
Uber is a ridesharing company that connects passengers with drivers through a mobile app. Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through their apps, they make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers."
target: Mighty AI
Mighty AI is a data management platform for autonomous vehicle perception data. They provide all the software, expertise, and expert annotators needed to create ground truth datasets for vehicle perception models.
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closed 2/28/2022 via GlobeNewswire

ACV Auto, acquired Monk AI

synopsis: ACV, the leading digital automotive marketplace and data services partner for dealers and commercial partners, announced the acquisition of Monk SAS, an international artificial intelligence solutions company that automates vehicle damage detection.
buyer: ACV Auto (ACVA:$358.44)
ACV provides a vibrant digital marketplace for wholesale vehicle transactions and data services that offers transparent and accurate vehicle information to customers. ACV's platform leverages data insights and technology to power its digital marketplace and data services. "
target: Monk AI
Monk is an AI company delivering state of the art computer vision solutions for the automotive, insurance and mobility markets, bringing excellence, trust and transparency. Monk AI is a software solution that automates visual inspections thanks to computer vision & artificial intelligence.
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announced 7/25/2022 via GlobeNewswire

AutoWeb, Inc. will be merged with One Planet Group LLC,

synopsis: AutoWeb, Inc., an automotive matchmaking platform connecting in-market car shoppers to their preferred vehicle transactions, announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by a subsidiary of One Planet Group, a hybrid tech firm that runs a suite of online technology and media businesses.
buyer: One Planet Group LLC
One Planet Group is a hybrid tech firm that runs a suite of online technology and media businesses. Founded by Payam Zamani, One Planet Group is comprised of creative and technology pioneers who develop, operate, and invest in people, concepts, companies, and products. "
target: AutoWeb, Inc. (:$72.77)
AutoWeb, Inc. provides high-quality consumer leads, clicks and associated marketing services to automotive dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States.
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$72
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closed 6/8/2022 via PR Newswire

TrueCar, Inc., acquired Digital Motors

synopsis: TrueCar, Inc., the easiest, most efficient and transparent online destination for buying and selling new and used vehicles, announced its acquisition of Irvine, California based Digital Motors. The acquisition is intended to accelerate TrueCar's plan to deliver a robust digital car buying and selling experience with its TrueCar+ marketplace.
buyer: TrueCar, Inc. (TRUE:$353.57)
TrueCar is a leading automotive digital marketplace that lets auto buyers and sellers connect to their nationwide network of Certified Dealers. With access to an expansive inventory, they are building the industry's most efficient auto shopping experience. "
target: Digital Motors
Digital Motors Corporation is an automotive retail and financial technology (FinTech) platform that provides complete online sales solutions throughout the United States and Canada.
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closed 4/14/2022 via PR Newswire

Hagerty, acquired Speed Digital

synopsis: Hagerty, Inc., an automotive lifestyle brand and a leading specialty insurance provider focused on the global automotive enthusiast market, has acquired Speed Digital, an industry leading provider of cloud-based technology solutions for dealers, auction houses, collectors and enthusiasts.
buyer: Hagerty (HGTY:$619.08)
Hagerty is a worldwide automotive brand dedicated to the love of driving. They are the world's largest specialty insurance provider for classic vehicles of all kinds. Hagerty, the magazine, is among the highest circulation car magazines in the country. "
target: Speed Digital
Speed Digital is an industry leading provider of cloud-based technology solutions for dealers, auction houses, collectors and enthusiasts.
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closed 4/4/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Quorum Information Technologies, acquired Accessible Accessories Ltd.

synopsis: Quorum Information Technologies Inc., a SaaS software and services company that provides essential software that vehicle dealerships rely on for operations throughout North America, has acquired Accessible Accessories, a SaaS for the Automotive Dealership market.
buyer: Quorum Information Technologies (TSXV:QIS:$27.64)
Quorum is a North American company focused on developing, marketing, implementing and supporting its portfolio of software and services for automotive dealerships. "
target: Accessible Accessories Ltd.
Accessible Accessories is a SaaS for the Automotive Dealership market. They have designed an interactive web-based program for Dealership use that allows users to control pricing, track usage, and create personalized accessory quotes for customers from any internet capable computer in a Dealership.
price ($mm)
$3.17
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closed 2/10/2022 via BNC Analysis

Imaweb, acquired FordonsData Nordic Aktiebolag

synopsis: Imaweb, a leading Continental European provider of digital SaaS solutions for the automotive industry, announced the acquisition of FordonsData. FordonsData is the market leader in business systems and sales support for the automotive industry.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Imaweb
Spain-based Imaweb is a developer and distributor of digital solutions for the automotive sector in Europe. The company was formed through the merger of Imaweb and DATAFIRST-I’Car Systems group, a French software development company for car manufacturers, group distributers and dealers, in 2019. "
target: FordonsData Nordic Aktiebolag
FordonsData is the market leader in business systems and sales support for the automotive industry. They develop and sell the business system Kobra II Vehicle System and the sales support Kobra II Sales Support and Car Calculation.
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closed 2/2/2022 via PR Newswire

Keyloop, acquired SERTI

synopsis: Keyloop, a global automotive retail technology provider, has announced the acquisition of SERTI, a leading provider of Dealer Management Systems (DMS) in Canada.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Keyloop
Keyloop is a leading global provider of software solutions to the auto retail industry. The company's mission is to create and connect technology that advances the car buying and ownership experience in partnership with dealers and OEMs. "
target: SERTI
SERTI is a leading provider of Dealer Management Systems (DMS) in Canada. With more than a thousand customers in North America, SERTI has been providing its solutions through a cloud offering since 2015.
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

ContactCars, acquired Sa3ar Technology

synopsis: Egypt-based automotive marketplace Contactcars.com, a subsidiary of Contact Financial Holding, has acquired Sa3ar Technology Solutions, a platform that digitises auto auctions deals. Based in Egypt, Sa3ar Technology Solutions is a platform that provides car valuation technology and a dealer-specific auction platform.
buyer parent: Contact Financial Holding
buyer: ContactCars
ContactCars is the dominant automotive portal in Egypt. For over 19 years, ContactCars has been pioneering the digital transformation of the automotive industry providing consumers a portfolio of products and services that make the buying and selling experience simple and user-friendly. "
target: Sa3ar Technology
Sa3ar Technology Solutions is a platform that provides car valuation technology and a dealer-specific auction platform. Based in Egypt, Sa3ar Technology Solutions digitises auto auctions deals.
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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 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:$1,673.20)
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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closed 6/6/2022 via BusinessWire

J.D. Power, acquired We Predict

synopsis: J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and customer intelligence, announced that it has acquired the data and predictive analytics business of We Predict, the UK-based provider of global automobile service and warranty analytics.
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: We Predict
Formed in 2009, We Predict uses machine learning and unique predictive methodologies to assist global blue-chip customers in anticipating and accelerating decisions on product, on market, as well as on financial performance.
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closed 6/6/2022 via BusinessWire

J.D. Power, acquired We Predict

synopsis: J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and customer intelligence, announced that it has acquired the data and predictive analytics business of We Predict, the UK-based provider of global automobile service and warranty analytics.
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: We Predict
Formed in 2009, We Predict uses machine learning and unique predictive methodologies to assist global blue-chip customers in anticipating and accelerating decisions on product, on market, as well as on financial performance.
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closed 6/2/2022 via BusinessWire

J.D. Power, purchased Automotive F&I Menu and Reporting Software from Tail Light

synopsis: J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence, has acquired the finance and insurance (F&I) menu and reporting software business of Tail Light, a leading automotive software company.
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. "
seller: Tail Light
Tail Light’s finance and insurance (F&I) menu and reporting software is used by automotive dealerships and insurance providers to streamline vehicle financing and service contract configuration and reporting.
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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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$135
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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:$8,297.00)
McGraw-Hill is a leading information provider. The company publishes Business Week and many other consumer and trade magazines. Subsidiary Standard & Poor's is a leading furnisher of corporate credit ratings and also publishes directories of corporate information. "
target: J.D. Power & Associates
J.D. Power and Associates is an ISO 9001:2000 registered global marketing information services firm that helps businesses and consumers make better decisions through credible, meaningful, and easily accessible customer-based information.
price ($mm)
$350
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$145
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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:$2,361.14)
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:$2,998.60)
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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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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