Autodata Publishing sold to private equity houses Bowmark Capital and Five Arrows

autodataAutodata Publishing Group has been sold to mid-market private equity house Bowmark Capital and the private equity fund of the Rothschild Group, Five Arrows Principal Investments, for a reported enterprise value of £143 million.

The company is Europe’s leading provider of technical information to the automotive aftermarket, publishing technical information on 17,000 vehicle models from 80 manufacturers. Its products provide over 80,000 professional workshops with access to a comprehensive suite of up-to-date technical data and guidance on cars, light commercial vehicles and motorcycles, enabling them to carry out service, repair and diagnostic work.

With its strong product range, and the high quality, breadth and accuracy of its data, Autodata has established itself as the leading supplier of essential technical information to the professional automotive aftermarket in Europe. The company is well-positioned for future growth, driven by the continued enhancement of its content and information systems, increased penetration of new territories in both Europe and beyond, and further expansion into diagnostic applications.