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Bridgestone Acquires TomTom Telematics

Bridgestone Europe N.V. will acquire TomTom's commercial telematics business, which is the largest among European fleet telematics providers, to create a leading data platform for connected vehicles, the company has announced.

Bobit Business Media Sold to Gemspring Capital

Bobit Business Media has been acquired by Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm. Bobit, which bought HDT in 2012, was founded by Ed Bobit in 1961 with Automotive Fleet and today is a successful business-to-business media company in the fleet, transportation, beauty, and law enforcement industries.

Spireon Sold to N.Y. Private Equity Firm

New York-based Greenbriar Equity Group has acquired Spireon, Inc. from Bertram Capital, a San Mateo-based equity firm that has presided over the expansion of the telematics provider.

Geotab Acquires EV Telematics Company

Geotab has acquired FleetCarma, a Canadian telematics company that specializes in the management of electrified vehicles, the telematics provider announced at its Geotab Connect conference in Toronto today.

Verizon Telematics Expands Offerings

Verizon Telematics has become the largest provider of built-in telematics and mobile applications for commercial vehicles and has moved closer to rebranding its product offerings for its customers, CEO Andrés Irlando told an audience gathered at the annual Latitude conference.

U.S. Fleet Upfitting Industry Experiencing Uptick in Consolidation

The fleet industry in the United States is no stranger to acquisitions and mergers as we have witnessed with the decades long consolidation occurring among fleet leasing and management companies, automotive OEMs and their suppliers, and daily rental companies. The same holds true for the upfitting industry, which, in the first eight months of 2017, witnessed an uptick in acquisitions.