Is direct-to-consumer car site Carvana going public? by Brian Blum in Automotive 14 Mar 2017 Sources are telling Reuters than an IPO for the direct-to-consumer automotive site is coming in the first half of 2017 at a valuation of over $2 billion U.S.. This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Ally FinancialbeepicarvanaDriveTime Automotive Groupvroom Brian Blum Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.