THE Automotive Software Solutions business, founded by Tim Hudson and Sarah Eaton, has acquired a majority share in Clear Vehicle Data.

The sum paid for Clear Vehicle Data was not disclosed, but Eaton confirmed that CEO Ian Hare “remained very much involved”.

The acquisition provides access to Clear Vehicle Data’s data services, websites and apps for many of the automotive industries biggest brands, including the leasing broker sector.

Services for leasing brokers include new vehicle data for vehicle configurations, options and colours at correct prices. Plus technical and performance data, options, prices and images.

On the majority share acquisition, Hare commented: 

Sarah Easton“I am really pleased that we have concluded the transaction at this time. Our team and our customers will benefit from the extensive industry knowledge and experience that we have across all sectors of the industry.

Easton (pictured right) added:

“Clear Vehicle Data has been a key partner for us over the past couple of years as we have developed our products and services for the UK automotive sector. The acquisition brings huge expertise in the automotive data sector along with industry leading data services both of which are essential ingredients for our future product strategy.

“Increasingly data is becoming a key enabler towards improving user experience, allowing customers to process, research, purchase and manage the upkeep of their vehicles in-life.”

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