Driven Brands acquires ICWG - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Driven Brands acquires ICWG

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Driven Brands is now the largest automotive aftermarket services company by location count in North America.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.Driven Brands announced that its acquisition of International Car Wash Group (ICWG) has been completed, according to a press release.

With the addition of ICWG, Driven now encompasses more than 4,000 locations across 15 countries and approximately $3.8 billion in annual system-wide sales, making it the largest automotive aftermarket services company by location count in North America, the release continued.

Driven is a portfolio company of Roark Capital and has completed more than 35 acquisitions over the past five years, the release noted.

In addition to ICWG, Driven’s portfolio includes Take 5 Oil Change, Meineke Car Care Centers, Automotive Training Institute, Maaco, CARSTAR, ABRA, Uniban, 1-800-Radiator & A/C and PH Vitres d’Autos, the release added.

“We are excited to officially welcome ICWG to our growing family of brands,” said Jonathan Fitzpatrick, CEO of Driven Brands. “The team at ICWG should be incredibly proud of the company they’ve helped create, and we look forward to building on their success and accelerating long-term growth at ICWG.”

Gabe Mendoza has been named president of ICWG North America, and Tracy Gehlan will be joining Driven as president of ICWG International, the release stated.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC served as financial advisor, and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and DLA Piper LLP served as legal advisors to Driven in this transaction, the release noted.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC served as financial advisor, and White & Case LLP and Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP served as legal advisors to ICWG, the release concluded.

You May Also Like

Waters CarWash expands in Orlando

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Waters CarWash opens its 16th location in the greater Orlando, Florida, area with 22 locations across the state.


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Waters CarWash announced in a press release the opening of a new location in the Greater Orlando, Florida, area.

The Millenia Blvd. location marks the 16th Waters CarWash location in Greater Orlando, Florida, and represents another step forward in the company’s strategic expansion initiatives.

WhiteWater Express partners with Make-A-Wish

HOUSTON — WhiteWater Express partners with Make-A-Wish for ‘Washes for Wishes’ campaign.

NCS partners with Spot AI

GRIMES, Iowa and SAN FRANCISCO — The companies are partnering to integrate AI-powered video management into carwash operations.

DRB launches innovative marketing automation platform

AKRON, Ohio — DRB launches Catalyst, a marketing automation platform for carwashes, offering targeted campaigns, email and SMS messaging.

PRT releases 28 new complete struts in North America

BUFORD, Ga. — The new items represent nearly six million vehicles in new coverage and expand the PRT portfolio in the North American aftermarket.

Other Posts
Whistle Express launches new app, chemical line, signage

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Whistle Express streamlines access to its mobile app, updates signage and announces its exclusive Diamond Plus chemical.

Whistle Express car wash - magnolia holdings
Cheetah Clean completes conversion of WaterWorks Auto Washes

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The new Cheetah Clean Auto Washes are set to have grand openings over the next three weeks.

Sud Stop opens new Florida location

ORLANDO, Fla. — Sud Stop Car Wash’s Founders Club members can save up to $90 on unlimited carwash plans, including the SignatureSud plan.

Flagstop Car Wash hires new COO

RICHMOND, Va. — Flagstop Car Wash was recently Named “2024 Best Car Wash of Central Virginia” by Virginia Living magazine.