Like Motor Trade Delivery Ltd

closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Auto Trader Group plc, acquired Motor Trade Delivery Ltd

synopsis: Auto Trader Group PLC, the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace, announced that it has purchased Motor Trade Delivery, a unique, real time online service for car dealerships and logistics companies. Their service allows dealerships to move cars at the best market price, while logistics companies optimise their driver's routing.
buyer: Auto Trader Group plc (LSE:AUTO:$368.90)
Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace. They specialise in new and second hand automotive sales, including cars sold by private sellers and trade dealers. They help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles. "
target: Motor Trade Delivery Ltd
Motor Trade Delivery is a unique, real time online service that brings together car dealerships and logistics companies. Their service allows dealerships to move cars at the best market price, while logistics companies improve planning by optimising their driver's time and routing.
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closed 8/1/2012 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired 1st Auto Transport Directory, Inc.

synopsis: DealerTrack has completed its acquisition of 1st Auto Transport Directory, a web-based network for arranging vehicle transportation and shipping. 1st Auto Transport delivers a comprehensive suite of vehicle transportation related solutions for auto dealers, brokers, shippers, and carriers within the U.S. and Canadian automotive retail markets.
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack's intuitive and high-value web-based software solutions and services enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, third-party retailers, agents, and aftermarket providers. "
target: 1st Auto Transport Directory, Inc.
1st Auto Transport Directory, Inc. is a web-based network for arranging vehicle transportation and shipping. It delivers a comprehensive suite of vehicle transportation related solutions for auto dealers, brokers, shippers, and carriers within the U.S. and Canadian automotive retail markets.
price ($mm)
$66
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

SouChe, acquired Iyunche Inc.

synopsis: SouChe, a Chinese car trading site that sells used cars from dealerships across China, has acquired Iyunche, a mobile vehicle transportation service platform in China. Iyunche allows car dealers to put up vehicle transport requests and have logistic companies bid on it.
buyer: SouChe
SouChe is a Chinese car trading site that sells used cars from dealerships across China. In addition to selling used cars, the company also provides financing for customers to buy new vehicles for a year, which they can then purchase outright, trade in for a new model or hand back. "
target: Iyunche Inc.
Established in 2015, Iyunche is a mobile vehicle transportation service platform in China. Iyunche allows car dealers to put up vehicle transport requests and have logistic companies bid on it. Car dealers can track the vehicle in real time to ensure the that the vehicle is safe and secure.
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closed 10/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Grofers, acquired Townrush

synopsis: Grofers has acquired the B2B logistics service provider Townrush. Founded in May 2015, Townrush lets customers and merchants connect with various logistic partners. The company charges merchants to deliver goods within 30 minutes, and claims to currently complete around 500 orders a day in Bangalore.
buyer: Grofers
Grofers is a local e-commerce mobile platform that is transforming the shopping experience of consumers by connecting them to local stores. They offer a wide assortment of groceries, fruits & vegetables, cosmetics, electronics, bakery items, flowers and much more. "
target: Townrush
Townrush is an urban logistics and on demand delivery platform that enables anyone to get local goods delivered in a city within hours. Its novel platform connects merchants and customers to local logistics service providers, who pick up and deliver products anywhere within the city.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

GEFCO Group, acquired Chronotruck

synopsis: GEFCO Group, the European leader in finished vehicle logistics, has acquired Chronotruck, a digital platform in Europe that connects shippers and carriers. Chronotruck provides businesses with access to nearby carriers. Their platform allows businesses to ship faster and carriers to run their trucks at full capacity.
buyer: GEFCO Group
GEFCO Group is the European leader in finished vehicle logistics. GEFCO provides integrated management and optimisation logistics solutions for its industrial customers. GEFCO designs and implements value-added logistics solutions for inbound, outbound, and aftersales markets all around the world. "
target: Chronotruck
Chronotruck is a digital platform in Europe that connects shippers and carriers. Chronotruck provides businesses with access to nearby carriers and a portfolio of digitalized services. Chronotruck allows businesses to ship faster and carriers to run their trucks at full capacity.
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closed 2/18/2021 via GlobeNewswire

TraqIQ, Inc., acquired Mimo Technologies Ltd.

synopsis: TraQiQ, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions announced that it has acquired Mimo-Technologies Pvt. Ltd., an Indian corporation with a nationwide network of delivery professionals & task workers. Mimo powers enterprises to efficiently reach locations across India.
buyer: TraqIQ, Inc. (OTCPK:TRIQ:$1.06)
TraQiQ, Inc. is a global technology company with a suite of products designed to help identify customers, facilitate transactions and fulfill transactions. TraQiQ’s leading edge FinTech and AI solutions have been deployed with leading multi-national customers around the world. "
target: Mimo Technologies Ltd.
Mimo provides delivery and task worker solutions across India. MIMO works with Banking, Financial, Logistics & Distribution companies, to take their products & services to semi-urban and rural India. MIMO trains the agents in each Product or Service through an online and classroom training platform.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Auto Trader Group plc, acquired Motor Trade Delivery Ltd

synopsis: Auto Trader Group PLC, the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace, announced that it has purchased Motor Trade Delivery, a unique, real time online service for car dealerships and logistics companies. Their service allows dealerships to move cars at the best market price, while logistics companies optimise their driver's routing.
buyer: Auto Trader Group plc (LSE:AUTO:$368.90)
Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace. They specialise in new and second hand automotive sales, including cars sold by private sellers and trade dealers. They help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles. "
target: Motor Trade Delivery Ltd
Motor Trade Delivery is a unique, real time online service that brings together car dealerships and logistics companies. Their service allows dealerships to move cars at the best market price, while logistics companies improve planning by optimising their driver's time and routing.
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closed 7/31/2020 via Company Press Release

Auto Trader Group plc, acquired AutoConvert

synopsis: Auto Trader Group, the UK’s largest automotive marketplace, has acquired AutoConvert, a UK-based finance, insurance and compliance software platform for the automotive sector. AutoConvert features integrated CRM solutions and helps dealers, brokers, car supermarkets and dealer networks to increase their efficiency and reduce operational costs.
buyer: Auto Trader Group plc (LSE:AUTO:$368.90)
Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace. They specialise in new and second hand automotive sales, including cars sold by private sellers and trade dealers. They help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles. "
target: AutoConvert
AutoConvert is a UK-based finance, insurance and compliance software platform for the automotive sector. AutoConvert features integrated CRM solutions and helps dealers, brokers, car supermarkets and dealer networks to increase their efficiency and reduce operational costs.
price ($mm)
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$1
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closed 10/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Auto Trader Group plc, acquired KeeResources Ltd.

synopsis: Auto Trader Group plc, the UK’s largest automotive marketplace, announces the acquisition of KeeResources Limited.    Founded in 2000, KeeResources is a trusted provider of software solutions, data and services to the automotive industry, including a detailed vehicle taxonomy dataset for new and used cars.
buyer: Auto Trader Group plc (LSE:AUTO:$368.90)
Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace. They specialise in new and second hand automotive sales, including cars sold by private sellers and trade dealers. They help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles. "
target: KeeResources Ltd.
KeeResources, established in 2000, is a trusted provider of software, vehicle data, and digital solutions to the automotive industry. Their data powers systems, websites and apps for many of the automotive industries biggest brands, including vehicle manufacturers, dealer groups and media owners.
price ($mm)
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$7
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Auto Trader Group plc, acquired Motor Trade Delivery Ltd

synopsis: Auto Trader Group PLC, the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace, announced that it has purchased Motor Trade Delivery, a unique, real time online service for car dealerships and logistics companies. Their service allows dealerships to move cars at the best market price, while logistics companies optimise their driver's routing.
buyer: Auto Trader Group plc (LSE:AUTO:$368.90)
Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace. They specialise in new and second hand automotive sales, including cars sold by private sellers and trade dealers. They help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles. "
target: Motor Trade Delivery Ltd
Motor Trade Delivery is a unique, real time online service that brings together car dealerships and logistics companies. Their service allows dealerships to move cars at the best market price, while logistics companies improve planning by optimising their driver's time and routing.
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announced 1/21/2014 via Reuters

Apax Partners, will acquire Trader Media Group

synopsis: Apax Partners will acquire a 50.1 percent equity stake in Trader Media from the Guardian Media Group. Trader Media Group publishes market leading niche titles such as Auto Trader, Top Marques, Bike Trader, Truck & Plant Trader, Ad Trader, Motorhome and Caravan Trader, Boats and Yachts for Sale, Boat Trader and Farmers Trader.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Asia and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the advice or management of Apax Partners globally total around $30 billion. "
target parent: Guardian Media Group plc
target: Trader Media Group (LSE:AUTO:$368.90)
Trader Media Group publishes market leading niche titles such as Auto Trader, Top Marques, Bike Trader, Truck & Plant Trader, Ad Trader, Motorhome and Caravan Trader, Boats and Yachts for Sale, Boat Trader and Farmers Trader, all leading their sectors with magazine readership and web visitors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$994 [$1,926]*
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$418
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7.0x
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closed 2/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

Toyota Financial Services, acquired SGCarMart.com

synopsis: SGCM Pte Ltd, the parent company of number one car portal sgCarMart.com, has been acquired by a consortium led by Toyota Financial Services Singapore Pte Ltd (TFSSG). The consortium is made up of three companies: TFFSG, Toyota Tsuho Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (TTAP) and Phillip Binter Pte Ltd (PBPL).
buyer: Toyota Financial Services
The consortium is made up of three companies: Toyota Financial Services Singapore Pte Ltd (TFSSG), Toyota Tsuho Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (TTAP) and Phillip Binter Pte Ltd (PBPL). Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is Toyota's captive finance company. "
target parent: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
target: SGCarMart.com
sgCarMart is Singapore’s most popular car buying and selling website with over 20,000 car listings. It offers the largest database of new and used cars for sale with at least 10 cars sold every hour and helps account for approximately 70% of all second-hand car transactions in Singapore.
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$111
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closed 7/30/2021 via BusinessWire

Barrett-Jackson, acquired Collector Car Network, Inc

synopsis: Barrett-Jackson Holdings has acquired Collector Car Network Inc., including its well-known properties ClassicCars.com, AutoHunter, The ClassicCars.com Journal, and the Future Collector Car Show. The acquisition furthers Barrett-Jackson’s mission to grow the collector car market through strategic alignment of world-class brands and customer service.
buyer: Barrett-Jackson
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. The company produces live auctions across the country, as well as Online Only auctions. "
target: Collector Car Network, Inc
The Collector Car Network provides a suite of online brands encompassing a combined community of over 5 million monthly online visitors. The company's brands include ClassicCars.com, AutoHunter, The ClassicCars.com Journal, and the Future Collector Car Show.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

carwow, acquired Wizzle

synopsis: carwow, a car buying comparison site in the UK, has acquired Wizzle, a used car buying platform in the UK that connects consumers with car dealers. Wizzle provides users with a fast, safe and hassle-free way to sell their car. Their platform allows users to create free car adverts and compare offers from multiple dealers and buyers.
buyer: carwow
carwow is a car buying comparison site in the UK. carwow provides impartial reviews, guides and video reviews to help car buyers narrow down their perfect car. The site provides users with offers from top-rated, approved dealers after they have found the car that best fits their needs. "
target: Wizzle
Wizzle is a used car buying platform in the UK that connects consumers with car dealers. Wizzle provides users with a fast, safe and hassle-free way to sell their car. Their platform allows users to create free car adverts and compare offers from multiple dealers and buyers.
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announced 4/1/2021 via BusinessWire

CarMax, Inc., will acquire Edmunds Inc.

synopsis: CarMax, Inc., the nation’s largest and most profitable retailer of used autos, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Edmunds, one of the most well established and trusted online guides for automotive information and a recognized industry leader in digital car shopping innovations.
buyer: CarMax, Inc. (NYSE:KMX:$20,092.15)
CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, revolutionized the automotive retail industry by driving integrity, honesty and transparency in every interaction. CarMax offers a truly personalized experience with the option for customers to do as much online and in-store as they want. "
target: Edmunds Inc.
Edmunds guides car shoppers online from research to purchase. With in-depth reviews of every new vehicle, shopping tips from an in-house team of experts, plus a wealth of consumer and automotive market insights, Edmunds helps millions of shoppers each month buy a car with confidence.
price ($mm)
$404
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announced 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire Groupe La Centrale

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a premier private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Groupe La Centrale, a leading provider of car classifieds in France, from Axel Springer. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac, and MaVoitureCash.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier asset management firm with over $44 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Providence has invested in more than 170 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education, software, and services industries. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Groupe La Centrale
Groupe La Centrale is the French leader in auto, motorcycle, and boat content in the field of classified ads and editorials. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac and MaVoitureCash.
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closed 7/8/2020 via Company Press Release

AutoScout24 GmbH, acquired LeasingMarkt.de

synopsis: AutoScout24, Europe's largest online car market, signed an agreement to acquire the majority of shares in LeasingMarkt.de, the leading online marketplace for car leasing offers in Germany where customers can quickly and easily find the right car that suits their living situation and their financial budget.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: AutoScout24 GmbH
AutoScout24 is the largest pan-European online automotive classifieds platform. The marketplace empowers people to realize their car-owning dreams simply, efficiently and stress-free. AutoScout24 offers listing products for used and new cars to dealers and private sellers. "
target: LeasingMarkt.de
LeasingMarkt.de is the leading online marketplace for car leasing offers in Germany. Here, customers can quickly and easily find the right car that suits their living situation and their financial budget. Traders on the other hand can advertise their offers on LeasingMarkt.
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closed 2/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Garirbazar, acquired Motor-bazar

synopsis: Leading car-classified website in Bangladesh Motor-bazar was acquired by Garirbazar, one of the largest online automotive portals in the country. The two leading automotive portals have combined to become a more dominant powerhouse in the online car classifieds marketplace of Bangladesh.
buyer: Garirbazar
GarirBazar is the first online cars classifieds website in Bangladesh. Easily and quickly buy and sell cars, motorbikes and trucks in and Bangladesh. "
target: Motor-bazar
Motor-Bazar.com is an online car classified company in Bangladesh. Their aim is to be the leading online car classified company in Bangladesh and offer a unique online marketplace, where car buyers and sellers get together to achieve the best mutual outcomes.
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announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mahindra First Choice, will acquire CarandBike

synopsis: Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd, India’s number one multi-brand certified used car company, will acquire CarandBike.com from New Delhi Television, the most watched, credible and respected news network in India. CarandBike is an e-commerce platform for buying and selling new and used cars and bikes in India.
buyer parent: Mahindra Group
buyer: Mahindra First Choice
Mahindra First Choice is India’s number one multi-brand certified used car company. Mahindra First Choice sells high quality used cars to its customers with hassle free documentation & car transfers. The company has more than 1700 outlets in over 810 cities in India. "
target parent: New Delhi Television, Ltd.
target: CarandBike
CarandBike is an e-commerce platform for buying and selling new and used cars and bikes in India. CarandBike also strives to keep its users updated with the latest info from the global automotive industry. They list over 42 manufacturers and 336 models to help users to make an informed choice.
price ($mm)
$4.29
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$1
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closed 11/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

CarDekho, acquired Carmudi Philippines, Inc.

synopsis: INDIAN full-stack automotive tech company CarDekho has acquired Carmudi Philippines, a marketplace of secondhand cars in the Philippines, making it the second Southeast Asian nation for CarDekho to foray into. Carmudi Philippines is the vehicle website that offers the best current deals of the Philippine car market.
buyer parent: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd.
buyer: CarDekho
CarDekho.com is India's leading car search venture that helps users buy cars that are right for them. Its website and app carry rich automotive content such as expert reviews, detailed specs and prices, comparisons as well as videos and pictures of all car brands and models available in India. "
target parent: Rocket Internet
target: Carmudi Philippines, Inc.
Carmudi Philippines is a marketplace for secondhand cars. Carmudi Philippines is the vehicle website that offers the best current deals of the Philippine car market. Carmudi offers thousands of carefully selected vehicles and all of the details customers need to know about their future vehicle.
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announced 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

iCarAsia.com, will acquire Carmudi Indonesia

synopsis: Australia Securities Exchange (ASX) listed, iCar Asia Limited, which runs an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) network of automotive portals in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, will acquire Carmudi Indonesia. Carmudi Indonesia is a vehicle buying and selling site that offers the best deals in the car market in Indonesia.
buyer: iCarAsia.com (ASX:ICQ:$8.51)
iCar Asia Limited, which runs an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) network of automotive portals in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. They provide a platform that has a potential to connect more than 600 million car buyers and sellers throughout ASEAN. "
target: Carmudi Indonesia
Carmudi Indonesia is a vehicle buying and selling site that offers the best deals in the car market in Indonesia. Carmudi Indonesia has a well-established advertising and lead generation business servicing leading car manufacturers in Indonesia.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Source Creation International, acquired Winto Group (Holdings) Limited

synopsis: Source Creation International, an investment holding company in Hong Kong, has acquired a 74% stake in Winto Group (Holdings) Limited, a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group offers various outdoor advertising services and publishes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
buyer: Source Creation International
Source Creation International is an investment holding company in Hong Kong. Source Creation International is directly owned by Lui Man Wah, a Chinese businessman that has over 10 years of experience in financial institutions. "
target: Winto Group (Holdings) Limited (SEHK:8238:$2.12)
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
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$4.50 [$6.10]*
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$2
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announced 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leboncoin, will acquire L’Argus

synopsis: Leboncoin.fr, a leading classified ads site in France owned by Adevinta, is to acquire L'argus, a France-based weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Leboncoin
Leboncoin.fr is a leading classified ads site in France. Leboncoin allows people to search and place ads for jobs, vehicles, real estate, electronics, pets, hospitality services, furnishings, clothing, events, and more. Leboncoin operates in 4 continents and has over 250 million visitors every day. "
target: L’Argus
L'argus is a weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more. They are based in France.
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$43
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$6
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announced 8/28/2019 via PE Hub

Diginet, will acquire auto24

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

Apax Partners, will acquire Diginet

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

Autotrader NZ, acquired Autotrader NZ

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

Groupe Renault, acquired Carizy

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

Gumtree, will acquire Motors.co.uk Ltd.

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

Cazana, acquired CarandClassic.co.uk

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

Carsales.com Ltd., will acquire Encar.com

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

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

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