Tagged : acquisitions

15 Jul

[PODCAST] Experian Acquires String Automotive – Interview with Ken Kolodziej, CEO

by Ryan G

In today’s generally flat new-car market, successful dealers need the perfect mix of data and market intelligence to drive more sales, cultivate deeper customer relationships and develop new ways of better conquesting customers from their competition. One of the few companies in the auto retail tech space that does this is String Automotive and in Read More…

22 May

How does the Autobytel Acquisition of Dealix affect Your Dealership?

by Ryan G

With Autobytel’s announcement yesterday acquiring Dealix from CDK, of course we must rewind back to fewer than 18 months ago when ABTL acquired AutoUSA. Two important questions come to mind for me: How does this follow-up acquisition set the stage for the future of 3rd party lead generation? More importantly how do these acquisitions affect Read More…

28 Mar

Dataium Joins Polk with IHS Automotive Acquisition

by Ryan G

What does the acquisition of Datium by IHS Automotive mean for Automotive Online Retail? Dataium has long been one of my favorite companies. I have written about or referenced Dataium here on this blog more than half a dozen times. To hear news of the company’s acquisition last week by IHS Automotive is of personal Read More…

19 Jan

DealerSocket Acquires DealerFire

by Ryan G

DealerSocket released a press release today announcing that it has acquired DealerFire, custom automotive web design and digital marketing firm that was established in 1999 and has been providing custom automotive website solutions from large automotive dealer groups to independent dealers; supplying dealerships with extensive automotive websites, mobile applications, content marketing, and search engine marketing (SEM). The future for DealerSocket Read More…

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14 Jan

Autobytel Acquires AutoUSA

by Ryan G

RVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq: ABTL), pioneer of the automotive Internet and the company dedicated to connecting automotive consumers with dealers and manufacturers, today announced it has acquired Ft. Lauderdale-based AutoUSA, a longstanding, premier Web-based auto leads and services provider, from AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN). The purchase price included $10.0 million in cash, a $1.0 million, Read More…

20 Dec

Dealertrack Acquires Dealer.com

by Ryan G

Dealertrack Technologies Inc. (TRAK), which makes software used by car dealerships, will acquire Dealer.com for about $1 billion, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Shares of Dealertrack rose as much as 5 percent to $45.04 after the close of regular trading in New York today. Dealertrack will pay $620 million in cash and Read More…

05 Oct

Playing my hand at using incentives to improve the lead-to-show ratio

by Ryan G

    This week I begin a new venture with a company that is relatively new to automotive – HookLogic. My new role has me as Director of Business Development, Automotive, and I am thrilled to be joining this exciting and promising company. It’s a great opportunity for me, my career, and my family. You may Read More…