Global automotive M&A deal value for the first half of 2017 was further away from the all-time high in valuations and deal activities we witnessed in 2015; but despite signs that the extended expansion cycle for the industry may be plateauing, automotive appears poised to remain a leading sector for M&A activity through 2017.
Although the valuation multiples are coming back to earth, we strongly
believe that the M&A activity will remain strong, due to the factors of an improving global economy, continued pressure from shareholders and new competitors and the increased pace of innovation. Opportunities in hot sectors such as connected and autonomous driving electric vehicle and lightweight material technologies, and generally throughout the component supplier market will push M&A activity further.
Curious about trends within the Automotive Industry and many more? Download here the M&A Worldwide Industry report Automotive.