Press Release 15 Nov 2017

Leading online automotive marketplace, CarGurus, expands its presence in Dublin, as it ramps up its European operation

  • Minister of State Michael D’Arcy and CarGurus, Inc. COO Sam Zales officially opened the new office at a ceremony today 

  • Expansion follows CarGurus significant growth in the US, where www.cargurus.com is the most visited online automotive marketplace 

  • CarGurus recently closed a US IPO on October 16, 2017.


DUBLIN, Ireland, November 15 - CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG), a leading global online automotive marketplace, has announced that it has expanded its European headquarters in Dublin. CarGurus now occupies new 13,500 sq ft premises on Upper Hatch Street in the city, a move which will help to create new jobs across most areas of its European operation. The expansion is part of a concerted effort to ramp up its European business and comes on the heels of a US IPO that closed on 16th October this year.  

CarGurus was founded in 2006 and has become the most visited online automotive marketplace in the US. The company uses technology, proprietary algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search process and help consumers find great deals from top-rated dealers. 

The company launched its European operation in 2015 and opened its first European office in Dublin in 2016. CarGurus’ UK marketplace (www.cargurus.co.uk) is gaining momentum with car shoppers and dealers alike. CarGurus’ German marketplace (www.cargurus.de) launched earlier this year.

Remarking on today’s announcement, Minister of State Michael D’Arcy commented:

“CarGurus is a very welcome addition to the thriving tech industry in Ireland.  Ireland continues to attract high growth international companies, not least due to the talented workforce and Ireland’s business-friendly environment.  I continue to work to prioritise talent as a key component of the Government’s strategy for the sector, IFS 2020.  I wish CarGurus and its staff all the best for the future”.

Speaking about the news, Martin Shanahan CEO of IDA Ireland, said:  
“The European HQ here in Ireland is strategically important for the company as it enables CarGurus to serve and grow its customer base in Europe. Ireland continues to attract the best and brightest of today’s technology companies to our shores.”

Commenting on the expansion news, Sam Zales, CarGurus, Inc. Chief Operating Officer said:
“We have made exciting progress with our international business since launching our UK marketplace two years ago, and this move creates the space we need to further grow our operations. We have enormous confidence in the talent pool in Dublin and expanding our CarGurus team here will enable us to deliver even more value for our users and our dealer customers.”  

Visit www.cargurus.co.uk


About CarGurus
Founded in 2006, CarGurus (NASDAQ:CARG) is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of new and used cars. The company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top rated dealers. In addition to the United States, CarGurus operates online marketplaces in Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany. To learn more about CarGurus, visit www.cargurus.com.

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