Re-inventing the wheel: Scenarios for the transformation of the automotive industry


Explore scenarios for the transformation of the automotive industry in PwC's Re-inventing the wheel.

Automotive industry valuation insights


See highlights from PwC's Transaction Services valuation summary for the Automotive industry, which include trends in market multiples, related transaction, and transaction benchmarking analysis summarizing the average allocation of intangible assets and goodwill observed.

Assessing tax: 2015 tax rate benchmarking study for industrial products and automotive sectors


Tax rate benchmarking can be an enormously valuable tool for tax executives determined to generate greater value from their tax departments. Assessing tax 2015 not only provides peer group comparisons for improvement in planning and shaping the tax function, it helps you to gain meaningful insight into sector trends to support business growth.

Navigating the FASB’s new consolidation standard - The impact on commercial and industrial companies webcast - On-demand (CPE-eligible)


Our webcast provides insight into the impact FASB’s new consolidation standard will have on commercial and industrial companies in the automotive, communications, entertainment & media, energy, healthcare, industrial products, pharmaceuticals, retail & consumer, transportation, technology, and utility industries. Watch a replay or participate in the on demand (CPE-eligible) version of this webcast.

Intersections: Fourth-quarter 2014 transportation & logistics industry mergers and acquisitions analysis


Analysis of deal activity in 2014 revealed a lackluster year as M&A volume and value remained near ten-year lows. Despite subdued performance, we are cautiously optimistic regarding 2015 as advanced economies continue to recover and emerging and developing economies continue to grow. Looking forward, one key driver of improved activity across modes will likely be the decline in fuel costs globally. We expect these prices to provide additional capital for more M&A.

Mission control: Fourth-quarter 2014 aerospace and defense industry mergers and acquisitions analysis


Analysis of deal activity in 2014 revealed a significant improvement in transaction activity after a lackluster 2013, with a notable pickup in defense-related transactions. The total deal value, $22.3 billion, was slightly above the 10-year rolling average of $21.2 billion. The number of megadeals, or transactions of $1 billion or greater, doubled from 2013 and included the first defense-oriented megadeal since the Budget Control Act of 2011.

Automotive: 2014 SEC comment letter trends


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. The information summarized in this report is based on comment letters issued to companies in the automotive sector and closed by the SEC between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014.

Assembling value: Second-quarter 2014 industrial manufacturing industry mergers and acquisitions analysis


Industrial manufacturing mergers and acquisitions activity surged in the second quarter, driven by large deals. Dealmakers seeking strategic assets represented the overwhelming majority of all transactions.

Forging ahead: Second-quarter 2014 metals industry mergers and acquisitions analysis


Metals industry mergers and acquisitions rebounded in the second quarter, as deals were driven by metals companies diversifying their assets and seeking to manage overcapacity.

Chemical compounds: Second-quarter 2014 chemical industry mergers and acquisitions analysis


Chemicals M&A activity in the second quarter of 2014 more than doubled in value and volume when compared to the same period last year. Mid-market transactions accounted for 68% of total deal activity and over 20% of value.