Publications

Global Automotive M&A Deals Insights Year-end 2016

January 24, 2017

Global automotive M&A deal value for 2016 was down 34% from a very strong 2015. However, with 583 deals transacted, volumes were only down 1.4% indicating there is still appetite for deal activity in the sector.

Automotive M&A Deals Insights - First half of 2016

July 28, 2016

Auto M&A deal value for the first half of 2016 was down 37%, off the pace experienced in 2015. However, with 257 deals, volume was only down 7%.

Reimagining automotive operations: Insights from PwC's 2015 Global Operations Survey

February 26, 2016

While auto companies are confident they can achieve cost and margin targets, demand pattern shifts and segment customization could provide challenges.

Driving Value: 2015 Automotive M&A Insights

February 15, 2016

Automotive M&A deal volume for 2015 was up 9 percent, further extending gains made in 2014. The industry saw its highest volume of deals since 2011.

M&A in the global automotive supply industry: Study finds a bull market with room to grow

January 14, 2016

Mergers and acquisitions in the global automotive supplier sector are occurring at an unprecedented level in 2015, according to the Strategy& seventh annual “Consolidation in the Global Automotive Supply Industry” report. 

The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016 - Automotive summary

December 15, 2015

Cybersecurity has become a driving issue for automotive organizations as security incidents accelerate and a combination of new risks associated with product lifecycle management, supply-chain partners, consumer privacy and connected vehicles are introduced.

Converging Megatrends-shaking up automotive finance: How disruptions to the status quo are challenging today's lenders and dealer

December 14, 2015

A deeper dive into how accelerating urbanization, demographic shifts, and technological breakthroughs (Megatrends) are impacting, both individually and collectively, the automotive finance industry.

Automotive: 2015 SEC comment letter trends

November 30, 2015

Take a closer look at the latest automotive SEC comment letters and trends to prepare your end of year financial reports and high quality annual reports.

Riding Southeast Asia's automotive highway

November 03, 2015

In light of slowing growth in BRIC markets, automakers are rapidly turning their attention to new growth frontiers in Southeast Asia. The region boasts a consumer market of over 600 million people, low vehicle ownership, and is growing in importance as an automotive manufacturing and export hub.

Connected Car Study 2015: Racing ahead with autonomous cars and digital innovation

September 16, 2015

The 2015 PwC's Strategy& study of connected car technologies shows innovation racing ahead as auto makers unveil new digital services and autonomous driving features.

2014 Global Innovation Study: The Automotive Industry

January 28, 2015

In the 2014 Global Innovation 1000, Strategy& analyzed R&D spending and innovation trends of the automotive industry. We take a closer look at how automotive compares to other industries when it comes to innovation strategies. 

Other thought leadership

April 30, 2014

Other Autofacts thought leadership and publications.

Analyst Note Plus

June 20, 2013

Analyst Note Plus

Autofacts App

June 20, 2013

Autofacts App

Global Analyst Briefing

May 06, 2013

Issues in focus in this Global Analyst Briefing include: Global market overview, along with deep dive regional analysis, including unique market drivers, contribution to growth and mature vs. emerging market data.

Americas Analyst Briefing

May 03, 2013

Issues in focus in this Americas Analyst Briefing include: North and South America light vehicle sales and assembly outlook, powertrain forecast data, and a detailed macroeconomic review of key market / demand drivers.

EMEA Analyst Briefing

May 02, 2013

Issues in focus in this EMEA Analyst Briefing include: Assembly, capacity and sales outlook for EU, East Europe, and ME&A regions, with assembly forecast scenarios and regional powertrain outlooks.

Asia-Pacific Analyst Briefing

May 01, 2013

Issues in focus in this Asia-Pacific Analyst Briefing include: Asia-Pacific light vehicle sales and assembly outlook, powertrain forecast data, and macroeconomic review of key market / demand drivers.