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KAR Expanding Digital Transaction Capabilities with New Acquistion

KAR Auction Services, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BacklotCars Inc., an app and web-based dealer-to-dealer wholesale platform featuring a 24/7 “bid-ask” marketplace and comprehensive vehicle inspections performed by automobile mechanics. 

Used Fleet Vehicle Values Fall 1.6% in September

Vehicles from fleet consignors followed the broader used-vehicle market downward in September, as wholesale prices struggled to keep up with last year's hurricane-driven demand and a now robust upstream market, said Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

Used Vehicles Thriving in 2018

Used-vehicle values have held strong this year. A strong economy and more efficient remarketing strategies are helping make 2018 a banner year for used-vehicle values.

Used Fleet Vehicles Worth 8.1% More Than Last Year

Vehicles that were taken out of commercial, government, and daily rental fleets and sold at auction in July were worth 8.1% more than they were a year ago and 0.4% more than in June, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

Wholesale Fleet Vehicle Values Fall 1% in June

Off-lease fleet vehicles sold in the wholesale market at auction fell 1% in value in June from the prior month but increased 7% from a year ago, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

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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