Cazoo continues international expansion

Cazoo has announced that it has acquired Swipcar, Spain’s leading consumer car subscription marketplace.

Founded in 2018, Swipcar has grown to a team of around 100 staff based in Barcelona and offers a wide selection of cars available from various leasing company partners for an all-inclusive single monthly subscription payment which includes the car, insurance, maintenance, service and tax.

Swipcar has also recently launched in Italy and Portugal.

The transaction will combine Cazoo’s market-leading brand and platform with Swipcar’s expertise and relationships in southern Europe and, once integrated, will accelerate the launch of Cazoo’s full proposition into these markets.

Cazoo acquired Swipcar for €30m for a mix of cash and Cazoo shares.

Alex Chesterman OBE, founder and CEO of Cazoo said: “Swipcar has built a market-leading car subscription marketplace in Spain adding hundreds of new customers every month. This deal will enable us to accelerate our launch plans in Spain and Italy, offering consumers the option of buying, selling, financing or subscribing to a car entirely online. I look forward to welcoming Julio and his team to Cazoo and to working with them to deliver the best experience to consumers looking for their next car in Europe.”