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Providence Strategic Growth-Backed Imaweb/ IDF Group Completes Acquisition of TMS-Soft

Imaweb/ IDF Group, a leading independent provider of customer relationship management (“CRM”) solutions and dealership management systems (“DMS”) for the automotive industry in Europe, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of TMS-Soft, a leading provider of digital car registration workflow software in France. Imaweb/ IDF Group is backed by Providence Strategic Growth (“PSG”), the growth equity affiliate of premier asset management firm Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”). Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Founded in 2008, TMS-Soft automates and streamlines processes associated with vehicle registration through its cutting-edge, digital platform. The company is the largest of only three non-governmental organizations authorized to issue vehicle registration credentials under the French system, the système d’immatriculation des véhicules (SIV). TMS-Soft’s team serves over 3,700 clients ranging from used car dealerships, auto centers, and online car sales marketplaces.

Patrick Prajs, CEO of Imaweb/ IDF Group, said, “Our acquisition of TMS-Soft will enable us to offer clients a highly valuable add-on to their existing suite of Imaweb/IDF Group products, which are centered around our core CRM and DMS products. We will also be able to reach a broader base of customers – especially used-car dealerships – across all our markets. Today’s announcement is a testament of the momentum we have sustained since partnering with PSG, and we are optimistic about the road ahead. We are pleased to welcome the TMS-Soft team to our family and look forward to working together as we solidify our position as a leading European provider of CRM, DMS, and now digital workflow solutions for the automotive industry in Europe.”

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Lionel Amrouche, Founder and CEO of TMS-Soft, said, “This transaction underscores the strength of the TMS-Soft brand and importance of our offering. We are excited for the future and look forward to growing the business under the Imaweb/ IDF Group umbrella.”

Since its formation following PSG’s investment in September 2019, Imaweb/ IDF Group has become one of Europe’s premier full-service providers of automotive CRM, DMS and other digital solutions. In the last 12 months, Imaweb/ IDF Group has also completed the acquisitions of ITMotive, a Netherlands-based distributor and servicer of DMS in the Benelux region, and Serinfer, the computer software segment of the Alvariño Group, a Spanish developer, distributor and supplier of DMS.

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