VavaCars’ $50 Million Series B Funding Round

In UK Taylor Wessing, advised on the matter.

Taylor Wessing advised VavaCars with a team including Angus Miln (Picture – Corporate M&A), Philip Shepherd (Corporate M&A).

The $50 million Series B funding round which will be used to expand its operations in Turkey and Pakistan. Investors included founding investor Vitol and the Duquesne Family Office LLC. 

Founded in 2019, VavaCars is a vehicle trading platform designed to bring trust, transparency and convenience to the second-hand car market. It allows customers to browse and purchase cars online from the comfort of their homes, and sell their cars using its online valuation tool combined with a physical inspection at one of its Customer Centres.

The company, which operates in close partnership with leading fuel retailer Petrol Ofisi, has traded more than 10,000 cars and grown to 300 employees since its launch. It has been growing GMV by an average of 30% month-on-month serving the wholesale and retail market with the very best selection of consumer sourced cars. 

The new funds will be used to accelerate the buildout of VavaCars’ technology platform, physical infrastructure and brand. The business also intends to expand into new markets leveraging the fuel station networks of its founding investor, Vitol.

The transaction was led by Taylor Wessing corporate partners Angus Miln (Picture) and Philip Shepherd with support from senior associate Elinor Picton and associate Emily Townsend. 

Involved fees earner: Angus Miln – Taylor Wessing; Elinor Picton – Taylor Wessing; Philip Shepherd – Taylor Wessing; Emily Townsend – Taylor Wessing;

Law Firms: Taylor Wessing;

Clients: VavaCars;

Author: Giulia Di Palma