A $100 Million Series D Raise for UVeye

A $100 Million Series D Raise for UVeye

May 9, 2023 — UVeye, the developer of automated vehicle-inspection systems for the auto industry, raised $100 million in a Series D funding round to support new sales and manufacturing initiatives in North America. Hanaco VC, a New York and Tel Aviv venture capital firm, led the investment with participation from existing investors General Motors… Continue Reading

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Hot Start for M&A Activity in Auto Retail Tech in 2023

January 26, 2023 — M&A activity in the auto retail vendor space continues its brisk pace at the beginning of 2023 with Vehlo’s announcement this week that it has acquired Velocity Automotive from Hugh Hathcock and Rapid Recon from Dennis McGinn. Both deals were completed late in the fourth quarter, but announced only this week.…

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J.D. Power Acquires ZappyRide

J.D. Power Acquires ZappyRide

January 10, 2023 — Acquisition activity in the automotive retail vendor space is off to a brisk start in 2023. Following last week’s announcement that APCO Holdings had acquired National Auto Care, J.D. Power announced this morning it has acquired ZappyRide, to bolster its new E-Vision initiative created to provide software and data to greentech… Continue Reading

TD Bank to Acquire Cowen

TD Bank to Acquire Cowen

August 2, 2022 — Canada’s TD Bank Group (Toronto Dominion) confirmed this morning the month-long speculation that it will acquire U.S.-based investment bank Cowen Inc. The deal, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023, is for $39 a share — a 62% premium more than what it was trading for in… Continue Reading