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Adesa-AFC Parent Acquires Stratim

KAR Auction Services acquires mobility and fleet management software company Stratim, expanding the company's presence in on-demand carsharing and ride-hailing services.

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Wholesale Prices Softening Despite YOY Increase in June, Kontos Says

Average wholesale prices in June were down vs. June but up vs. a year ago. A drill down into the data, however, reveals price softening on a year-over-year basis when accounting for sales type, vehicle age, model class, and mileage, KAR Chief Economist Tom Kontos said today.

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December Wholesale Prices Fall, Up 3.9% YOY

Wholesale used vehicle prices in December averaged $10,642, which was essentially flat from the month before but a 3.9% increase over the same period in 2015, according to ADESA. Truck prices were down 0.6% in December.

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KAR Strengthens Leadership Team

KAR Auction Services, Inc. has announced that Don Gottwald will fill the newly created position of KAR chief operating officer.

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Kontos: March Auction Prices Beat Seasonal Pace

Average auction prices climb above $10,000 for the first time since June 2011.

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KAR Announces Agreement to Acquire OPENLANE

KAR Auction Services, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, ADESA, Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the equity of OPENLANE, Inc., a leading Internet-based business-to-business automotive remarketing company.

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