Major expansion of, the auto industry's leading B2B knowledge portal, is planned following a management buyout by the site operator – The $3 million MBO, via 3i, positions for rapid growth and a possible future IPO. ( is the premier free online source of B2B knowledge for the automotive industry. Launched in March, 1999, it serves thousands of industry professionals with exclusive material from such partners as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche and the Economist Intelligence Unit, as well as its own high quality content.