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Merger and Acquisition Trends in the Global Automotive OEM Industry

  • April 2013
  • 74 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 1187495


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M&As Gain Importance as Financing Options in the Automotive OEM Industry

This research service analyzes merger and acquisition trends in the global automotive industry with respect to year, deal volume, integration analysis, geographic region, and sub- classification within the industry. It also provides strategic and financial investors with an overview of available opportunities in the event of a proposed deal in the automotive industry. It helps investors make investment decisions, especially in respect to selling and acquiring stakes within the global automotive industry. In addition, specific analysis is provided for India. The base year is 2011, and the study period is 2006 to 2011.

Executive Summary

M&A as a Financing Option in Worldwide Automotive Transactions
M&A transactions have gained significant importance in the global automotive space as an option for financing in the last decade. It accounted forX percent of total transaction value in 2000 and increased to Xpercent in 2011. Volume of transactions increased from X percent in 2000 toX percent in 2011. With the most sought after financial transaction mode, it is one of the most important determinants of valuations and investment trends in the automotive industry.

The volume of M&A deals has increased steadily over the years. The value of transactions rose significantly in 2009 due to the large bailouts offered by the American government to the automotive companies and a surge in distressed M&As with many companies selling off pieces or the entire company out of bankruptcy restructuring. There were some high value M&A transactions because the average transaction value went up considerably. 2009 was the year of consolidation after the 2008 financial crisis in global M&A automotive deals.

Research Objective

This research service is an analysis of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) trends in the global automotive OEM industry from 2006 to 2011. Financial metrics such as the debt to equity ratio and enterprise valuations in different sub-segments of the automotive industry are analyzed. It breaks down regional and international M&A and the preferences of the sub-classification in the automotive industry among the M&A investment community. The outlook for the M&A is also available.

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Base Year


Topics Covered

M&A trends in the Global Automotive OEM Industry; Preferences among sub-classes of the Automotive Industry; Region wise M&A deals; Analysis of deal value ranges, Analysis of Enterprise Value multiples

Study Period


Who Will Benefit

Sovereign Wealth Funds, Hedge Funds, Pension Funds, Insurance Funds, Private Equity, Mutual Funds, Fund Managers, Retail Investors, Companies, and Other Members of Investing Community

Data Sources

Established Business and Financial Databases, Capital IQ Database, Company Annual Reports, www.autonews.com, Existing Frost and Sullivan documents, JD Power Database

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