The global automotive supply industry is continuing to consolidate at a rapid pace. With all global automotive production markets growing, except for Western Europe, and many automotive supply assets still undervalued, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is anticipated to remain on a near record level high in 2012 with about 270 auto supplier deals globally. The study reveals that for the second year in a row, European auto suppliers are the key target of auto supplier M&A activity. Also, much of the activity is concentrated in the Chassis and Powertrain systems.
“Consolidation in the Global Automotive Supply Industry 2012” is the fifth annual study of the global state of the automotive supplier market. The expanded 2012 study includes 700 automotive suppliers with aggregate revenues of $2.8 trillion in 2011 from Brazil, China, Europe, India, North America, Japan, and South Korea.
This study looks at the ability and willingness of global automotive suppliers to acquire other suppliers as well as identifies the likely acquisition targets.