Like U.S. Price and Spec Business

closed 2/16/2011 via PR Newswire

Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc., purchased U.S. Price and Spec Business from R. L. Polk & Co

synopsis: DealerTrack has announced the acquisition of R.L Polk's U.S. Price and Spec Business, including Polk's popular Vehicle Comparator Service, through Chrome Systems, Inc. The Vehicle Comparator is a highly-flexible and customizable service that delivers up-to-date price and specification details.
buyer parent: DealerTrack, Inc.
buyer: Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.
Chrome Systems, Inc. provides vehicle content, software, technology and services to deliver complete enterprise solutions to all segments of the automotive retail industry. "
seller: R. L. Polk & Co
RL Polk & Co. is the premier provider of automotive information and marketing solutions. Polk collects and interprets global data, and provides extensive automotive business expertise to help customers understand their market position, identify trends, build brand loyalty, and conquest new business.
price ($mm)
$3.20
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closed 3/29/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired BDW Automotive GmbH

synopsis: IHS Inc. the leading global source of information and analytics, announced that it has acquired BDW Automotive GmbH, a leader in the development of information and planning systems and intelligent processing of vehicle databases for the automotive industry.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: BDW Automotive GmbH
BDW Automotive supports leading manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, and financial companies worldwide in the development of new sales potential, the optimisation of production capacities, and the reorganisation of sales networks.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 10/13/2006 via PR Newswire

Dominion Enterprises, acquired Cross-Sell Inc.

synopsis: Dominion Enterprises, a leading media and information services company, has acquired Cross- Sell, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky, the country's top provider of sales data on new and used cars with 6,000 customers nationwide.
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: Cross-Sell Inc.
Cross-Sell, Inc. is the nation's leading provider of accurate and quick-to-market sales data for new and used cars. The company compiles title and registration information from state departments of motor vehicles covering approximately 70 percent of all vehicles sold in the United States.
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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 7/15/2013 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired R. L. Polk & Co

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and analytics, has completed its acquisition of R.L. Polk & Co, a recognized leader in the automotive information industry. R.L. Polk & Co. consists of two divisions that provide actionable market intelligence, powerful tools and analytics and extensive vehicle history information.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: R. L. Polk & Co
R. L. Polk is the premier provider of automotive information and marketing solutions. Polk collects and interprets global data and provides extensive automotive business expertise to help its clients understand their market position, identify trends, build brand loyalty, and conquer new business.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,403 [$1,403]
rev ($mm)
$403
EBITDA ($mm)
$94
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
closed 3/4/2022 via GlobeNewswire

A2Mac1, acquired Coram Research

synopsis: A2Mac1, the worldwide leader in automotive competitive benchmarking data and intelligence, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the market intelligence and insights business of Coram Research from Coram SAS. Coram provides analysis about the car segmentation, market structures and car economy.
buyer parent: Rothschild
buyer: A2Mac1
A2Mac1 is the worldwide leader in the competitive benchmarking industry and reverse engineering for the automotive sector with more than 600 employees across 11 offices and benchmarking centers around the globe. "
target: Coram Research
Coram is a French company dedicated for more than 30 years to car market analysis. They provide analysis about the car segmentation, market structures and car economy. CORAM-AUTOMOTIVE is a worldwide sales vehicle forecast database.
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closed 6/1/2015 via Market Wire

KAR Auction Services, Inc., acquired instaVIN

synopsis: KAR Auction Services, Inc., a provider of used vehicle auction services, acquired MobileTrac, which is doing business as instaVIN. MobileTrac provides retail and wholesale car buyers with instaVIN's vehicle history reports as well as the instaLEAD and instaDEAL technology in which automotive dealers can attract and structure retail transactions.
buyer: KAR Auction Services, Inc. (KAR:$2,437.70)
KAR Auction Services, Inc. operates used vehicle auction services for North American sellers and buyers. KAR offers leading online auction platforms to provide greater access for customers. KAR's complementary businesses provide support, technology and logistics for the used vehicle industry. "
target: instaVIN
MobileTrac dba instaVIN specializes in tools, utilities and data services for consumers, automotive dealers and brokers, and other commercial users involved in the used vehicle market in the United States.
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closed 11/20/2014 via PR Newswire

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired CAP Automotive

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the P&C insurance industry, announced that it has acquired CAP Automotive. CAP is a leading provider of real-time, high-accuracy valuations and specifications for new and used vehicles in the UK.
buyer: Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH:$1,140.85)
Solera is a leading provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the global P&C insurance industry. Solera is active in over 70 countries across six continents with companies including: Audatex, HPI, CarweB, Informex and many more."
target parent: Montagu Private Equity
target: CAP Automotive
CAP Automotive is a leading provider of real-time, high-accuracy valuations and specifications for new and used vehicles in the UK. CAP's solutions provide pricing transparency for vehicle transactions and enable buyers and sellers of vehicles to make accurate pricing decisions.
price ($mm)
$423
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
15.8x
closed 5/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Montagu Private Equity, acquired CAP Motor Research Ltd

synopsis: Top Right Group, the company formerly known as Emap, has sold its automotive information business CAP Motor Research Ltd to Montagu Private Equity. CAP, established in 1979, is a market leading provider of vehicle valuation data, new vehicle information and business solutions to the automotive industry.
buyer: Montagu Private Equity
Montagu Private Equity is a private investment firm specializing in middle market management buyouts and other private equity deals. The firm invests in most industries but does not invest in start-ups, rescues, or where the primary purpose of the investment is technology development. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: CAP Motor Research Ltd
CAP Motor Research Ltd is a market leading provider of vehicle valuation data, new vehicle information and business solutions. Their customers include the majority of leading finance institutions, contract hire & leasing companies, vehicle retail groups and insurance companies.
price ($mm)
$283
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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.
price ($mm)
$135
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Automotive Software Solutions Ltd, acquired Clear Vehicle Data

synopsis: Automotive Software Solutions has announced the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Clear Vehicle Data, a company that provides data services to a diverse range of systems, websites and apps for many of the automotive industries biggest brands, including leasing companies, fleet operators, daily rental, dealer groups and media owners.
buyer: Automotive Software Solutions Ltd
Automotive Software Solutions delivers software products and services to the automotive sector that facilitate business processes and maximize efficiency in the value chain. They do this by working with their technology partners to market best in class software products. "
target: Clear Vehicle Data
Clear Vehicle Data, established in 2013, provides data services to a diverse range of systems, websites and apps for many of the automotive industries biggest brands, including leasing companies, fleet operators, daily rental, dealer groups and media owners.
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closed 10/15/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Bisnode AB, acquired AIS Nordic

synopsis: Bisnode, a company that turns data into insights that facilitate decision-making in both strategic issues and daily operations for companies and organizations, is to acquire the operations of AIS Nordic and expand its offering in the automotive-information. AIS Nordic offers high-quality vehicle data services.
buyer parent: Ratos AB
buyer: Bisnode AB
Bisnode enables people to make smart decisions. They turn data into insights that facilitate decision-making in both strategic issues and daily operations for companies and organizations throughout Europe. "
target: AIS Nordic
AIS (Automotive Information Systems Ltd) is the only supplier that can offer complete, high quality and tailored solutions of VRN / VRM lookup for all the Nordic countries, based on the customer's unique needs.
price ($mm)
$7.89
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closed 12/7/2012 via PR Newswire

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired CarweB Limited

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc., the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry, announced that it has acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of CarweB Limited. CarweB is a provider of vehicle history and vehicle-specific technical data products and services to the UK market.
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: CarweB Limited
CarweB is a provider of vehicle history and vehicle-specific technical data products and services to the UK market. Their customers include parts suppliers, collision and service repair shops, automobile dealerships, manufacturers, insurers, financial institutions and consumers.
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closed 10/4/2011 via Reuters

TrueCar, Inc., acquired ALG, Inc.

synopsis: TrueCar, Inc., the only transparent publisher of real-time new and used vehicle pricing data in the U.S. market, has announced that it has completed its acquisition of ALG, Inc. formerly a subsidiary of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. and the industry-leading source for automotive residual values.
buyer: TrueCar, Inc. (TRUE:$326.43)
TrueCar, Inc. is an automotive solutions provider focused on changing how cars are sold by providing a significantly better customer experience while helping qualified dealer partners to gain incremental market share and reduce costs. "
target parent: DealerTrack, Inc.
target: ALG, Inc.
Based in Santa Barbara, California, ALG, Inc. is a leading provider of data and consulting services to the automotive industry. ALG publishes the "Automotive Lease Guide" — the standard for residual value projections in North America.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 5/26/2005 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired Automotive Lease Guide

synopsis: DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. today announced that in separate transactions it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Automotive Lease Guide (ALG), LLC and North American Advanced Technology (NAT), Inc.
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: Automotive Lease Guide
Automotive Lease Guide, a privately held company in Santa Barbara, California, has been the benchmark for residual values in the United States and Canada for over 35 years. ALG's objective is to provide residual values, analytical data products and consultation to the Automotive Industry.
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closed 8/9/2021 via GlobeNewswire

H1Insights, Inc., acquired Carevoyance, LLC

synopsis: H1, which provides the largest global healthcare platform that connects healthcare professionals, has acquired Portland, Oregon based Carevoyance, a healthcare marketing company that offers ​​the best targeting, sales enablement, and physician segmentation platform to medical device sellers.
buyer: H1Insights, Inc.
H1 provides the largest global healthcare platform to help life sciences companies, hospitals, academic medical centers and health systems connect with providers, find clinical research, locate industry experts, and benchmark their organization. "
target: Carevoyance, LLC
Carevoyance is a healthcare marketing platform that uses unique data science, engineering, and physician insight to synthesize opaque, disparate, and diverse sources of healthcare data to enable medical technology companies to understand, interpret, and take smarter actions.
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announced 8/25/2016 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, will acquire One Click Retail

synopsis: Ascential plc, the international, business-to-business, media company with a focused portfolio of market-leading events and information services products, agreed to acquire 100% of US-based e-commerce analytics provider Oneclickretail.com LLC. One Click Retail's Dashboard product provides insights to help customers drive sales throughout eCommerce.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$349.30)
Ascential is an international business-to-business media company. They inform and connect business professionals in more than 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. "
target: One Click Retail
One Click Retail is a market leader in eCommerce data measurement, sales analytics and search optimization for brand manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia. Their accuracy is unrivaled in the marketplace, with proprietary sales calculations that are 98.5% accurate down to the SKU level.
price ($mm)
$44
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
9.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.9x
closed 7/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

GfK Group, acquired PCNDATA Nederland BV

synopsis: Market research firm GfK acquired PCNDATA. PCNDATA offers solutions for sales promotion performance. They collect and record all sales promotion information, including store coupons and internet promotions, of food, non-food and drug store chains in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. This information is available via a web application.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets. They offer custom research services, including information and consulting services that support operational and strategic marketing decisions. "
target: PCNDATA Nederland BV
PCNDATA offers solutions for sales promotion performance. They collect and record all sales promotion information, including store coupons and internet promotions, of food, non-food and drug store chains in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. This information is available via a web application.
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closed 7/15/2013 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired R. L. Polk & Co

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and analytics, has completed its acquisition of R.L. Polk & Co, a recognized leader in the automotive information industry. R.L. Polk & Co. consists of two divisions that provide actionable market intelligence, powerful tools and analytics and extensive vehicle history information.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: R. L. Polk & Co
R. L. Polk is the premier provider of automotive information and marketing solutions. Polk collects and interprets global data and provides extensive automotive business expertise to help its clients understand their market position, identify trends, build brand loyalty, and conquer new business.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,403 [$1,403]
rev ($mm)
$403
EBITDA ($mm)
$94
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
closed 2/16/2011 via PR Newswire

Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc., purchased U.S. Price and Spec Business from R. L. Polk & Co

synopsis: DealerTrack has announced the acquisition of R.L Polk's U.S. Price and Spec Business, including Polk's popular Vehicle Comparator Service, through Chrome Systems, Inc. The Vehicle Comparator is a highly-flexible and customizable service that delivers up-to-date price and specification details.
buyer parent: DealerTrack, Inc.
buyer: Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.
Chrome Systems, Inc. provides vehicle content, software, technology and services to deliver complete enterprise solutions to all segments of the automotive retail industry. "
seller: R. L. Polk & Co
RL Polk & Co. is the premier provider of automotive information and marketing solutions. Polk collects and interprets global data, and provides extensive automotive business expertise to help customers understand their market position, identify trends, build brand loyalty, and conquest new business.
price ($mm)
$3.20
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closed 2/1/2007 via PR Newswire

R. L. Polk & Co, purchased Automotive Information Center, the price and specification business of Autobytel from Autobytel Inc.

synopsis: Autobytel Inc. announced Polk has purchased Automotive Information Center the price and specification business of Autobytel. Through this acquisition, Polk will strengthen its platform for growth within the price and specification sector by adding key North American market planning information to its expanding global network of resources.
buyer: R. L. Polk & Co
R. L. Polk & Co. is the premier provider of automotive information and marketing solutions. Polk collects and interprets global data, and provides extensive automotive business expertise to help customers understand their market position, identify trends, build brand loyalty, conquest new business. "
seller: Autobytel Inc. (ABTL:$110.04)
Autobytel Inc. is one of the largest online automotive marketplaces, empowering consumers to make smart vehicle choices using objective automotive data and insightful interactive editorial content. The result is a convenient car-buying process .
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closed 2/16/2011 via PR Newswire

Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc., purchased U.S. Price and Spec Business from R. L. Polk & Co

synopsis: DealerTrack has announced the acquisition of R.L Polk's U.S. Price and Spec Business, including Polk's popular Vehicle Comparator Service, through Chrome Systems, Inc. The Vehicle Comparator is a highly-flexible and customizable service that delivers up-to-date price and specification details.
buyer parent: DealerTrack, Inc.
buyer: Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.
Chrome Systems, Inc. provides vehicle content, software, technology and services to deliver complete enterprise solutions to all segments of the automotive retail industry. "
seller: R. L. Polk & Co
RL Polk & Co. is the premier provider of automotive information and marketing solutions. Polk collects and interprets global data, and provides extensive automotive business expertise to help customers understand their market position, identify trends, build brand loyalty, and conquest new business.
price ($mm)
$3.20
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closed 5/11/2005 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Chrome Systems Corporation. Chrome Systems, based in Portland, Oregon, is a provider of vehicle configuration data and related software to the automotive retail industry.
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: Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Chrome Systems Corporation is the only independent provider of automotive data and software for selling vehicles online. Chrome pioneered the technology behind electronic vehicle configuration, providing an alternative to unwieldy and often outmoded auto manufacturer data sourceboo
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closed 5/11/2005 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Chrome Systems Corporation. Chrome Systems, based in Portland, Oregon, is a provider of vehicle configuration data and related software to the automotive retail industry.
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: Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Chrome Systems Corporation is the only independent provider of automotive data and software for selling vehicles online. Chrome pioneered the technology behind electronic vehicle configuration, providing an alternative to unwieldy and often outmoded auto manufacturer data sourceboo
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closed 3/18/2020 via PR Newswire

Edge by Ascential, acquired Yimian Data

synopsis: UK-based Ascential, the specialist global information company, has acquired Yimian Data, a leading AI-powered digital commerce data solutions provider from China, and has integrated it as a division of Edge by Ascential, its digital commerce insights and advisory subsidiary.
buyer parent: Ascential plc
buyer: Edge by Ascential
UK-based Edge by Ascential gives global brands and retailers the knowledge to win in digital commerce by providing actionable, next-generation data, analytics, insights, and strategic consulting. Its suite of solutions includes Market Share, Digital Shelf, Price & Promotions, and Retail Insights. "
target: Yimian Data
Yimian Data is a leading AI-powered digital commerce data solutions provider from China. The company serves as a partner to business leaders, using data from market trends and customer feedback, machine learning, natural language processing, and AI to make faster, more intelligent business decisions
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 9/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Callcredit Information Group, acquired Recipero

synopsis: Recipero is pleased to announce that is has been acquired by Callcredit Information Group in a deal designed to accelerate the growth of the company's fraud and identity protection strategy. Recipero has built one of the world's largest proprietary databases containing detailed information of the history and ownership of mobile devices.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group specialises in database marketing solutions, credit referencing and software analytics and fraud, and is an expert in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector. "
target: Recipero
Recipero has built one of the world's largest proprietary databases containing detailed information of the history and ownership of mobile devices. The business delivers over 5 million reports each month that enable retailers, recyclers, and the public and law enforcement to make informed decisions.
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announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
price ($mm)
$112
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closed 9/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Primus Capital Funds, acquired G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the business services, healthcare and education industries, announced the acquisition of G2 Web Services, LLC, the leading provider of merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management services to the payments industry.
buyer: Primus Capital Funds
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the lower middle market. Primus provides expansion capital and leads buyout and minority recapitalization transactions in the healthcare, business services, and for-profit education industries. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is the leader in merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management. G2 works with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations, and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
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closed 1/11/2013 via PE Hub

Avalara, purchased UPC Matrix Master™ from Tax Matrix

synopsis: Avalara, the market leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, announced it has acquired UPC Matrix Master™, the world’s largest database of Universal Product Codes with specialized sales taxability data. UPC Matrix Master was formerly provided by Tax Matrix LLC.
buyer: Avalara (:$648.60)
Avalara's cloud solutions help thousands of customers stay focused on their core businesses by providing automated end to end compliance services including sales and use tax calculation, exemption certificate management, filing and remittance, and a broad array of related services. "
seller: Tax Matrix
Formerly provided by Tax Matrix LLC, Matrix Master is a patented, multi-state, product taxability database that maintains taxability information for more than 10 million products in thousands of tax jurisdictions across the U.S. The service is widely used by top storefront and ecommerce retailers.
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closed 3/4/2022 via GlobeNewswire

A2Mac1, acquired Coram Research

synopsis: A2Mac1, the worldwide leader in automotive competitive benchmarking data and intelligence, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the market intelligence and insights business of Coram Research from Coram SAS. Coram provides analysis about the car segmentation, market structures and car economy.
buyer parent: Rothschild
buyer: A2Mac1
A2Mac1 is the worldwide leader in the competitive benchmarking industry and reverse engineering for the automotive sector with more than 600 employees across 11 offices and benchmarking centers around the globe. "
target: Coram Research
Coram is a French company dedicated for more than 30 years to car market analysis. They provide analysis about the car segmentation, market structures and car economy. CORAM-AUTOMOTIVE is a worldwide sales vehicle forecast database.
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closed 6/1/2015 via Market Wire

KAR Auction Services, Inc., acquired instaVIN

synopsis: KAR Auction Services, Inc., a provider of used vehicle auction services, acquired MobileTrac, which is doing business as instaVIN. MobileTrac provides retail and wholesale car buyers with instaVIN's vehicle history reports as well as the instaLEAD and instaDEAL technology in which automotive dealers can attract and structure retail transactions.
buyer: KAR Auction Services, Inc. (KAR:$2,437.70)
KAR Auction Services, Inc. operates used vehicle auction services for North American sellers and buyers. KAR offers leading online auction platforms to provide greater access for customers. KAR's complementary businesses provide support, technology and logistics for the used vehicle industry. "
target: instaVIN
MobileTrac dba instaVIN specializes in tools, utilities and data services for consumers, automotive dealers and brokers, and other commercial users involved in the used vehicle market in the United States.
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