Consolidation in the Global Automotive Supply Industry 2013

Even though the global auto industry hit record production numbers in 2012 (despite the European vows) and is poised to repeat the same in 2013, automotive supplier merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is significantly down from 2012 and 2011 levels. PwC estimates that about 180 auto supplier transactions will likely close this year globally, down from almost 303 back in 2011.

Consolidation in the Global Automotive Supply industry, in its sixth consecutive year, is based on financial, operational, and strategic data collected by a global team of automotive experts representing all of the major automotive markets. We looked at 773 suppliers from key regions, such as Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan, North America, and South Korea.