Oil Price Information Service has acquired mobile app and website GasBuddy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. GasBuddy is an app that helps consumers find cheap gas prices.
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) has acquired GasBuddy, the mobile app and website relied on by more than 26 million motorists to pinpoint the most comprehensive and accurate gasoline prices at service stations and convenience stores across the U.S. and Canada.
“Through our combined resources, consumers will have the very best retail fuel prices, tools and information to save money at the pump,” said OPIS CEO Brian Crotty. “I look forward to working shoulder-to-shoulder with Dustin Coupal and Jason Toews, co-founders of GasBuddy, and their talented staff,” he added.
“We are excited to gain access to OPIS’s enormous database of spot and wholesale gasoline prices and OPIS’ award-winning daily news wire,” said GasBuddy co-founder Jason Toews. “That access will further enhance GasBuddy’s ability to alert consumers to retail gasoline and diesel price changes in the marketplace.”
OPIS will also accelerate investment in GasBuddy’s “OpenStore” software, which enables convenience stores to reach their customers with highly targeted value offerings. “Expanding the couponing features of this platform will provide discounts to consumers for a host of products and services sold at service stations and convenience stores,” Crotty added.
Horizon Partners served as financial advisor to GasBuddy / OpenStore in this transaction. To learn more, visit www.horizonpartners.com.
GasBuddy is a leading consumer app and website to help consumers find cheap gas prices. People use the website and app to share the gas prices that they see on their daily commutes. Through the efforts of millions of consumers, GasBuddy makes it easy to find cheap gas prices. The GasBuddy app is available to download for free at: www.gasbuddy.com/GasBuddyMobileApps.aspx.
OpenStore is the industry leading multi-channel marketing solution that brings mobile app, website, email, SMS, and social media marketing to convenience store companies. Through its marketing solution, convenience stores deliver content and digital coupons, which build customer loyalty and increase sales. More than 6,000 convenience stores rely on OpenStore’s multi-channel marketing solution (www.OpenStoreLoyalty.com).
OPIS, a subsidiary of UCG, is a leading source for worldwide petroleum pricing and news information and has offices in Gaithersburg, MD; Wall, NJ; St. Paul, MN; Gothenburg, Sweden and Singapore. Every day, OPIS publishes spot prices for all refined products, more than 30,000 wholesale gasoline and diesel rack prices and more than 110,000 retail fuel prices (www.opisnet.com). Through its subsidiary, Axxis Software, OPIS also provides leading-edge software solutions for petroleum marketers looking to automate price collection, data storage and repricing of dealer and commercial accounts. (www.axxispetro.com)
Founded in 1977, UCG is one of America’s leading, privately held providers of specialized business-to-business information. UCG’s portfolio is composed of companies serving the information and software needs of decision makers in health care, oil and energy, technology, telecommunications, banking and finance, and the mortgage industry. The company has received many awards for journalistic excellence and was voted one of D.C.’s 50 Best Places to Work by Washingtonian Magazine.