eBay’s Acquisition Of Australian Cox Automotive Media Solutions


Hogan Lovells represented eBay in its agreement to acquire Cox Automotive Media Solutions.

Upon closing, the company will join Gumtree Australia, part of the eBay Classifieds Group portfolio. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Cox Automotive Media Solutions owns CarsGuide.com.au and Autotrader.com.au. The latter platform is a virtual marketplace with approximately 2,300 dealers and approximately 90,000 listings. CarsGuide.com.au is a resource for sellers and dealers to access research and content to buy and sell vehicles.

eBay Inc. is an American multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California, that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.

The Hogan Lovells team was led by partner Jane Ross in Silicon Valley, with support from Sydney-based partner David Holland, Washington, D.C.-based partner Logan Breed, and San Francisco-based partner John Brockland. Other members of the Hogan Lovells team supporting eBay were senior associates Annie Kang (Los Angeles) and Gabriella Plummer (Sydney), and associates Samantha Seiden (Los Angeles), Max Scott (San Francisco), and Oliver Newling (Sydney).

Involved fees earner: Logan Breed – Hogan Lovells; John Brockland – Hogan Lovells; David Holland – Hogan Lovells; Annie Kang – Hogan Lovells; Oliver Newling – Hogan Lovells; Gabriella Plummer – Hogan Lovells; Jane Ross – Hogan Lovells; Max Scott – Hogan Lovells; Samantha Seiden – Hogan Lovells;

Law Firms: Hogan Lovells;

Clients: eBay Inc.;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti