EV/AV Report: Flying cars and smarter streets

Toronto, Ontario — A provincial government reconsiders a policy that may discriminate against single parents, a member of the Forbes Technology Council warns that roads need to be updated for the arrival of AVs, and a flying car startup announces its metaphorical farewell flight. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Devil in the […]

Make Your Mark: Girl Gang Garage announces custom build competition, open to Canadians

Arizona, United States – Girl Gang Garage has opened a competition on Instagram, calling on women across the world to share their custom builds and the stories behind them. The runner-up will receive Girl Gang Garage merchandise, the winner will get the merch and have their work showcased with the shop’s owner, Bogi Lateiner. This […]

Laurence Vivet-Ract to present on high level investments at IBIS 2017

Laurence Vivet-Ract, CEO of Southern Europe for Innovation Group, will present at IBIS 2017 on how private equity and high level investments are impacting the collision repair industry.

London, United Kingdom — February 8, 2017 — Laurence Vivet-Ract, CEO of Southern Europe for Innovation Group, has joined the speaker line-up for the IBIS Global Summit 2017, taking place June 12 to 14 at the Meliá Castilla in Madrid. Collision Repair magazine is the exclusive Canadian media partner for IBIS. Innovation Group became part […]

Audatex parent Solera sold to Vista Equity

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By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — September 15, 2015 — After several weeks of rumours and anticipation the sale of AudaExplore/Audatex parent company Solera has been announced. Vista Equity will pay a mighty $6.5 billion for the company. The deal is not unexpected. Executives at Solera recently voted to award bonus packages to convince executives […]

Financial round-up: LKQ buys Wheelers, Zacks gives US Auto Parts a “buy”

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 20, 2015 — Wall Street continues to show new interest in the collision repair sector, with some interesting developments happening in the financial sector. Texas-based investment advisor Generational Equity announced LKQ Corporation has purchased its client, an autobody supply firm known as Wheeler’s Autobody Supply. Based in Iowa, […]