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- Automotive: 2013 SEC comment letter trends
2/3/14 | Automotive
We have prepared this report to assist management teams in their understanding of the area’s most frequently commented on by SEC staff. The information summarized in this report is based on comment letters issued to companies in the automotive sector and closed by the SEC from October 1, 2012, to October 31, 2013.
- Social Selling: A Digital Blueprint for the Automobile Industry
1/6/14 | Automotive
The automotive industry is amidst an era of marketing disruption. Traditional advertising models and budgets are withering and people are working to find the right mix of marketing among multiple social and digital platforms inside and outside of their control. This always-on and unlimited sharing of experiences, combined with digital communications tools embedded into the car ownership experience itself, has created a new playing field for automakers. This is the third online era. How all of it combined influences the transaction experience is what we refer to as social selling.
- Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear: Auto finance industry keeps its sights on impending regulation
12/10/13 | Automotive
Although most auto dealers are exempt from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) supervisory authority, CFPB’s oversight of automobile finance transactions is expanding. In the upcoming months, auto lenders and dealers are likely to see increased regulatory scrutiny around consumer protection matters, and this could mean significant changes for the industry.
- Automotive M&A Insights – Mid Year Review 2013
9/24/13 | Automotive
This PwC quarterly publication reviews the status of global automotive deal activity among vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, financiers, and other related sectors, as well as key trends that impacted the deal market in the first half of 2013, transaction activity by sector and region, and PwC's perspective on the road ahead
- Automotive M&A Insights: Driving Value — A review of mergers and acquisition activity in the global automotive industry.
4/11/13 | Automotive
Despite 2011’s recovery constraints and challenges, in the macroeconomic environment, there are still signs of growth in the automotive industry. Automotive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the first half of 2012 has given way to the macroeconomic pressures, resulting in a passive M&A activity for 2012 overall.
- Charging forward: PwC’s 2012 electric vehicle study
3/13/13 | Automotive
This study was developed to provide a check-up on some of the major determining factors for the success of EVs in the near-mid-and long-term. The survey focuses on four key areas: infrastructure, pricing, geography and outlook.
- North American Automotive Supplier Supply Chain Performance Study
3/6/13 | Automotive
The survey focuses on how automotive suppliers achieve supply chain efficiency and effectiveness through current planning, sourcing, and delivery capabilities. The study analyzes overall supplier performance, across each segment.