Global automotive M&A deal value for the first half of 2017 was further away from the all-time high in valuations and deal activities we witnessed in 2015; but despite signs that the extended expansion cycle for the industry may be plateauing, automotive appears poised to remain a leading sector for M&A activity through 2017.

Although the valuation multiples are coming back to earth, we strongly believe that the M&A activity will remain strong, due to the factors of
an improving global economy, continued pressure from shareholders and new competitors and the increased pace of innovation. Opportunities in hot sectors such as connected and autonomous driving electric vehicle and lightweight material technologies, and generally throughout the component supplier

M&A Worldwide
The Network for Mergers and Acquisitions

Established in 2004, M&A Worldwide is a leading global alliance of midmarket merger & acquisition specialists. M&A Worldwide presently has 42 member firms operating in over 42 different countries. All members are closely linked in a global alliance to advise clients on mergers, acquisitions,
divestitures, joint ventures, capital raising, and other strategic partnerships. Collectively, we closed 641 transactions in 2016.

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