Niterra EMEA GmbH acquires Active portfolio company WhoCanFixMyCar, the leading online car maintenance and repair marketplace

06/06/2023

WhoCanFixMyCar, an Active-backed online car repair marketplace has been acquired by Niterra EMEA GmbH, the world’s leading ignition and vehicle electronics specialist.

Launched in 2011, WhoCanFixMyCar provides an all-in-one place to book a car repair, matching car owners with repair garages based on location, price, customer ratings, and appointment availability. Today, it is the UK’s leading marketplace for car repairs and servicing, working with over 15,000 top-rated garages, mobile mechanics and dealerships and has helped millions of customers to repair their cars. The platform has garnered over 100,000 positive customer reviews and earned an average score of “Excellent” (4.5/5) on Trustpilot.

As a global automotive parts manufacturer, Niterra’s acquisition will fuel WhoCanFixMyCar.com’s growth, helping to bring its platform to repairers and car owners across Europe, as well as supporting the brand to grow its products and services for its extensive repairer network, strategic partners and millions of drivers.

Active Partners invested in WCFMC in 2014 and since then has been supporting its founders to drive growth, foster the garage community, improve user experience and build new products and services for garages and customers.

WhoCanFixMyCar.com will maintain its autonomy from Niterra’s core business of manufacturing ignition and vehicle electronics products – a strategic decision which ensures that WCFMC can concentrate on expanding its offering.

Al Preston, Co-Founder at WCFMC, said: “We are thrilled to embark on the next stage of our journey with Niterra. Given Niterra’s automotive pedigree, their passionate and motivated team is well-positioned to support WCFMC’s continued growth and build upon the solid foundation we have established. This development is excellent news for our remarkable repairer network, our strategic partners, and the millions of drivers who have placed their trust in us over the years.”

Janice Cargo, Partner at Active Partners added: “It has been a pleasure to partner with the WhoCanFixMyCar team and support them in fulfilling their mission to simplify car repairs for everyone. With its expertise in the automotive industry and global presence, Niterra is a fantastic home for the business and a perfect strategic partner to support it through the next phase of growth. We look forward to seeing WCFMC continue to disrupt the repair market and bring its offering to many more people across Europe.”

David Loy, Vice President Aftermarket EMEA at Niterra, expressed his enthusiasm for the acquisition: “Our purchase of WhoCanFixMyCar is a crucial step in our strategy to provide comprehensive support to garages while improving the overall experience for drivers. By integrating the garage service and repair online platform, we will not only fortify our position in the automotive Aftermarket but also expand our service offerings, ensuring we can offer innovative solutions to meet future industry demands.”

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