Announcement from S&P Global Mobility
Addition of Market Scan’s data and payment calculations strengthens S&P Global Mobility’s Sales Optimization tools, positioning S&P Global Mobility to accelerate in new growth markets.
S&P Global Mobility has announced the acquisition of Market Scan Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of automotive pricing and incentive intelligence, including Automotive Payments as a Service™ and its powerful payment calculation engine.
The addition of Market Scan to S&P Global Mobility will enable the integration of detailed transaction intelligence in areas that are complementary to existing services for dealers, OEMs, lenders, and other market participants.
“We are excited to add Market Scan to the S&P Global Mobility product family. The acquisition adds powerful new datasets and capabilities to S&P Global Mobility that will allow us to create even more value for our clients and power a next generation of digital automotive retail opportunities,” said Joe LaFeir, president of Automotive Insights at S&P Global Mobility. “As the digital landscape continues to evolve in support of more robust information informing the vehicle purchase process, the integration of Market Scan products and solutions into the S&P Global Mobility and automotiveMastermind portfolios will provide additional value for joint customers today and new clients into the future as new solutions are built.”
“Mastermind is thrilled about the potential to use Market Scan’s offerings to improve our prediction pricing accuracy and marketing engagement for our dealer partners,” said Matt Leone, chief executive officer at automotiveMastermind.
“When my father and I started Market Scan, we never thought capturing the attention of industry-leading giants was a possibility – we were simply focused on selling desking software to car dealers. Now, over three decades later, we have been acquired by one of the greatest and most respected companies in the world,” said Rusty West, president, and chief executive officer of Market Scan, who will remain with S&P Global Mobility to drive successful integration and product innovation. “I am very excited that Market Scan has joined the S&P Global family. Our values and visions are perfectly aligned, positioning us to collectively evolve automotive commerce in ways never before imagined. I’m extremely proud of our Market Scan family members for all they have accomplished. Their talent, dedication, and vision have been and will continue to be, an important element in creating solutions for some of the most difficult problems in the industry.”
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. KPMG Corporate Finance, RL Frey, Inc. and MW Juron Automotive provided external consultancy to Market Scan for the sale.
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About S&P Global Mobility
At S&P Global Mobility, we provide invaluable insights derived from unmatched automotive data, enabling our customers to anticipate change and make decisions with conviction. Our expertise helps them to optimize their businesses, reach the right consumers, and shape the future of mobility. We open the door to automotive innovation, revealing the buying patterns of today and helping customers plan for the emerging technologies of tomorrow.
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About Market Scan
Market Scan® is the leading Automotive Payments as a Service™ provider for the automotive industry. APaaS™ is the choice of industry leaders and retail powerhouses to generate Scientifically Perfect Payment Solutions™ for any conceivable automotive transaction. APaaS™ powers modern retailing solutions online – and in more than 10,000 dealerships. APaaS™ analytics and retailing solutions enable automotive dealers, lenders, manufacturers, technology companies, and marketing firms to improve profitability, gain market share and provide consumers with a vastly improved shopping experience. For more information, visit www.marketscan.com.