The Berlin-based AUTODOC SE, Europe’s largest and fastest growing auto parts e-commerce platform, today announced that Apollo’s managed funds associated with its Hybrid Value franchise (the “Apollo Funds”), have led a minority equity investment alongside leading institutional investors at a valuation of €2.3 billion. As part of the transaction, two Apollo representatives will join the Company’s Supervisory Board.

AUTODOC, a leading European online auto parts retailer, recently secured its first external equity investment from Apollo. This funding will support AUTODOC’s expansion into the B2B sector while strengthening its position in the European B2C aftermarket. With a focus on customer satisfaction, AUTODOC utilizes cutting-edge technology and a diverse product range, achieving impressive growth with a net revenue compound annual growth rate of approximately 26% over the past five years. In 2023, it reported over €1.3 billion in net revenue and €130 million in adjusted EBITDA.

Apollo’s Hybrid Value business, known for fostering long-term value creation, will provide strategic support to AUTODOC through non-control structured equity investments, aiding its growth initiatives, including pre-IPO capital solutions.

Established in 2008, AUTODOC has emerged as the European leader in online auto parts retail, offering a seamless digital experience to its customers. The company’s 2023 Factbook, highlighting operational, financial, and strategic aspects along with ESG initiatives, further underscores its commitment to transparency and sustainability.

The transaction was facilitated by Barclays advising AUTODOC and Houlihan Lokey and Deutsche Bank representing the Apollo Funds. Legal counsel was provided by Allen & Overy LLP for AUTODOC and Sidley Austin LLP for the Apollo Funds.


AUTODOC is a leading and fast-growing online retailer of vehicle parts and accessories in Europe with more than 7.4 million active customers. The company, which was founded in Berlin in 2008 by Alexej Erdle, Max Wegner, and Vitalij Kungel, quickly developed into one of the most exciting internet companies in Europe. With its unique e-commerce business model AUTODOC offers an outstanding value proposition by creating an accessible and trustful ecosystem, based on innovative technology for all automotive aftermarket participants to offer seamless experience focusing on securing a fully operating vehicle.

Since November 2022, the company has been operating as a European public limited company under the name AUTODOC SE. The Executive Board consists of Dmitry Zadorozhny (CEO) and Lennart Schmidt (CFO). In 2023, AUTODOC achieved sales of over €1.3 billion. AUTODOC stocks 5.8 million products for 172 car, 23 truck and 154 motorcycle brands. AUTODOC operates in 27 European countries and employs around 5,000 people at ten locations: In Germany, France, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, and Ukraine.

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