Tampa, Florida – March 31, 2016 – Hyde Park Capital Advisors, LLC (“Hyde Park Capital”) is pleased to announce the recent sale of Dealer Wizard, LLC (“Dealer Wizard”) to a Confidential Strategic Buyer. Dealer Wizard is a rapidly growing software as a service (“SaaS”) company focused on business intelligence and data mining solutions for automotive dealers. Dealer Wizard offers franchised and independent dealers a suite of integrated technologies, including Data Mining, Inventory Management, F/I, and Marketing solutions that significantly increase efficiencies across the dealership and allow dealers to spend more time selling and servicing automobiles while increasing profitability. Hyde Park Capital served as the exclusive investment banker to Dealer Wizard for this transaction.
Ross Bauer, COO of Dealer Wizard, said “our company is excited about the opportunities with our new partner. The synergies between our two companies will accelerate Dealer Wizard’s growth, profitability, and introduction of product enhancements that will benefit both our customers and employees.”
“We are pleased to have represented Dealer Wizard and worked with the Company’s principals on this important transaction for its employees and shareholders” said Greg Bosl, Vice President with Hyde Park Capital. “The automotive industry continues to provide a vast opportunity for technology leaders like Dealer Wizard to revolutionize dealership operations through innovation and business intelligence. Dealer Wizard’s product represents an excellent fit with the Strategic Investor’s existing platform and will provide for a highly synergistic combination that will continue to drive growth and innovation in the automotive dealership space.”
About Dealer Wizard, LLC
Founded in 2010, the Company is a rapidly growing SaaS company focused on business intelligence and data mining solutions for automotive dealers. The Company’s customers access on-demand applications through easy-to-use web-based interfaces and also receive daily emails with a snapshot of customized financial metrics for each department. The Company’s software provides value to dealers by helping increase sales and enabling management to easily monitor departmental health, employee performance and inventory levels. The Company’s innovative tools quickly become an integral component of the dealership’s daily operations, which has led to high customer retention. More information about Dealer Wizard is available at www.dealerwizard.com.
About Hyde Park Capital
Hyde Park Capital is an institutionally focused investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and private placements and serving the corporate finance needs of middle market public and private companies. Hyde Park Capital has a long history advising technology services and software companies such as Dealer Wizard. Our principals have extensive investment banking experience executing merger & acquisition engagements, including purchase and sale of company assignments, recapitalizations, financial advisory, fairness opinions and raising growth capital and acquisition financing for companies, including equity, mezzanine and senior debt. As one of the most active investment banking firms in the Southeast, our professionals have advised on more than 300 corporate investment banking transactions totaling more than $10 billion in transaction value. We are headquartered in Tampa, Florida and are a member of FINRA and SIPC. For additional information on Hyde Park Capital, visit www.hydeparkcapital.com or call (813) 383-0202.