Doncaster-based vehicle recycling company sold for £225 million

A Doncaster based vehicle recycling company has been bought by an American company for £225 million

Tuesday, 26th October 2021, 1:45 pm
Synetiq in Doncaster.

IAA, Inc. a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the stock Salvage and Green Parts provider Synetiq based at Bentley Moor Lane Adwick-le-Street.

IAA, Inc. will acquire the stock of Synetiq through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary IAA International Holdings Limited.

Founded in 2019 from the merger of four entities, Synetiq provides salvage auction services for insurance companies, accident management companies, and other public and private sellers. In addition, the company is a leading seller of reusable parts that are dismantled from salvage vehicles and reissued into the automotive supply chain.

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Synetiq has 14 locations and approximately 500 employees throughout the United Kingdom.

The business has capabilities covering the entire salvage journey, from collection to vehicle auction or dismantling, and optimizes vehicle value through parts and material recycling. For the 12 months ended September 30, 2021, the business generated revenue of approximately £154 million.

Tom Rumboll, CEO of Synetiq, said, “We are delighted and proud that IAA has recognized the great work the Synetiq team is delivering to change the vehicle recycling industry, and deliver optimized financial and environmental returns for our clients.

"Now we are presented a fantastic opportunity for continued growth supported by IAA’s global footprint, robust marketplace and innovation.

"From the proud and rich history of the businesses that formed Synetiq to what our team has achieved since, this is another milestone moment and the start of the next phase of an exciting future for our business.”

John Kett, Chief Executive Officer and President of IAA, said, “We are very excited about the acquisition of Synetiq. This transaction significantly expands our business in the United Kingdom from both a scale and portfolio perspective, supporting the overall IAA growth strategy.

“Synetiq’s management team and employees have done a tremendous job of using innovation to maximize value for their customers.

“We also know that reusable parts are increasingly of interest to UK insurers as they look to satisfy customer needs and meet their environmental goals.”