The Dawn of a New Era

Study on M&A in the automotive supplier industry.

The transaction market in Europe’s automotive supplier industry has undergone a metamorphosis since the financial crisis: a huge number of companies are supposed to be put up for sale, but financial investors, in particular, are hesitant to go shopping for them.

As a result, investors operating in a systematic manner have an opportunity to sweep in and acquire eye-catching companies at steeply discounted prices. At the same time, pending sales will stoke competition in many supplier segments. These are a few of the conclusions reached by the Oliver Wyman study “The New Wave of Acquisitions in the Automotive Supplier Industry”.

The Dawn of a New Era