O'Neil said DealerTrack is eying a couple of acquisitions and seeing another dozen more prospectuses of IT companies looking to be bought.
Like many of the big dealer IT companies, DealerTrack wants to round out its product offerings with select acquisitions that can be financed with low-cost debt. DealerTrack dramatically depleted a $185 million cash stockpile this month when it paid $131 million for triVIN Holdings Inc., a provider of auto title management and vehicle registration services for dealers and lenders.
The improved business climate also has both suitors and sellers more open to making deals, he said.
O'Neil wouldn't say how much DealerTrack plans to raise with the debt offering. But it will be enough to fund the acquisitions that O'Neil has in mind.