Europcar is founded in Paris.
Renault purchases Europcar.
Creation of subsidiaries in Belgium, Germany, Holland and Switzerland.
Acquisition of Budget in Italy: Corporate development in Spain.
Acquisition of Godfrey Davis UK, Creation of Europcar International.
Creation of subsidiary in Portugal.
Wagon-Lits purchases Europcar and sells 50% of the share to Volkswagen.
Merger with Interrent Car Rental GmbH.
Accor acquires Wagon-Lits including its 50% share of Europcar.
Europcar launches an innovative Online Reservation System via the internet in February. Volkswagen AG become sole shareholders in Europcar, demonstrating its faith in the ability of the Europcar board and showing commitment in developing as a lifestyle company.
Budget Rent A Car are announced as new strategic partners for Canada and North America.
Eurazeo acquires 100% of Europcar.
Europcar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eurazeo.
With close to 5 billion euros in diversified assets and a market capitalization of more than 4 billion euros, Eurazeo is one of the top listed investment companies in Europe.
Backed by 150 years of experience and a strong financial base, Eurazeo' strategy is either to acquire majority stakes or to hold an influential position in companies with important growth potential.