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Zipcar to Be Acquired by Avis


Zipcar, the popular car sharing service founded by Robin Chase, is getting acquired by Avis Budget Group. Avis has agreed to purchase the company for $12.25 per share, totalling around $500 million. Steve Case, who was one of the earliest investors, holds a 20 percent stake in the car sharing company and will make nearly $100 million on the deal. Source: Zipcar.

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One Response to “Zipcar to Be Acquired by Avis”

  1. Caleb Parker

    This ZipCar acquisition news is definitely a strong signal for the collaborative consumption industry. The industry was born out of recession in 2008, and it’s not going away now that the world economy is beginning to emerge. People have embraced the sharing economy and the public and private sectors are learning how to jump on board to save money and make the world better.


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