vAuto was acquired by AutoTrader.com in September 2010.
Bain Capital Ventures played a significant role in supporting vAuto’s growth since investing in 2006. Bain Capital Ventures helped recruit several senior management team members and a talented Board member from the Bain Capital Ventures Portfolio. In addition, Bain Capital Ventures assisted with growth planning and key decisions regarding the balance of rapid growth versus operational success.
When AutoTrader.com was planning to acquire vAuto, Bain Capital Ventures helped select an appropriate banker, assisted in the sale negotiation with AutoTrader, and provided guidance throughout the sale process.