HGGC, a middle-market private equity firm, has sold Dealer-FX, a specialist provider of customer experience and process automation software for automotive retailers and OEMs, to Snap-on Incorporated, an S&P 500 company and manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics and information solutions for professionals in automotive repair and other critical industries.

Since its investment in 2015, HGGC has partnered with Dealer-FX Founder and Chairman Gary Kalk to build the category-defining, SaaS-enabled service lane technology platform endorsed by leading OEMs—including Stellantis/FCA, Nissan, Infiniti, Toyota, Lexus, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi and General Motors. During this time, Dealer-FX significantly scaled its signature One Platform and continues to lead the industry in innovation.

More recently, under the leadership of CEO Bill Lucchini, the Company has launched numerous new product offerings, such as Total Service Marketing, Mobile Payments, Visual MPI and contactless mobile check-in functionality while growing both OEM participation and dealer subscriptions.

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Source: Private Equity Wire