Automotive M&A activity slowed in the first half of 2012. The slowdown can primarily be attributed to Europe, where the industry is facing challenging sales environment and excess capacity.
This presents a unique window of opportunity for Asian and North American entities to buy European assets, be it for technology or market access, at favourable valuations.
Despite the current macroeconomic uncertainty, M&A activity will continue to be an important strategic option. To learn more, please download the latest Automotive M&A mid-year report.