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Electric car race to drive automotive M&A in 2018

Automotive mergers and acquisitions in 2018 are likely to be driven by EV development, say Mergermarket’s Joao Grando, Jonathan Klonowski and Frederik Pedersen

M&A in the automotive sector has reached its third highest value on Mergermarket record (since 2001), reaching US$52.9bn across 334 deals so far this year. 2017’s activity in the automotive sector has largely been defined by the drive away from traditional engine cars and the emergence of key tech players entering the race to popularise electric vehicles….

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