Mumbai, India, October 14 2014: CarTrade.com, a leading online auto classifieds platform in India, has raised Rs 185 crores led by an affiliate of Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, with participation from existing investors Canaan Partners and Tiger Global. This infusion of capital will be utilized to diversify and strengthen CarTrade’s offerings for consumers and dealers.
CarTrade.com is one of India’s largest auto classifieds platforms with several unique offerings. For used car buyers, the platform offers a deep selection of over 100,000 listings, price information and car certification, which makes the buying process easy and reliable. For new car buyers, there are a host of features such as reviews, on-road prices, car comparisons and latest news.
“We are extremely happy to have Warburg Pincus on board as a partner. The funds raised shall be employed to further expand our services to help us offer our consumers and dealers a seamless online experience. We also plan to focus significantly on the mobile space and provide products and services, which will be best in class and in many cases the first of its kind,” commented Vinay Sanghi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at CarTrade.com
“We see tremendous potential in the Indian automobile market. CarTrade is one of the most innovative platforms in the online auto sector, and has shown strong growth momentum in the last couple of years. Warburg Pincus is excited about the opportunity to partner with a very talented team to further build on its position and to accelerate its growth plans,” commented Nitin Nayar, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus India Private Limited.