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Automotive Update: Fourth Quarter 2012

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


This quarter’s Automotive Update, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF), summarizes the most recent transactions within this industry along with information on the most active buyers, current transaction valuation multiples and an overview of the public market’s perception of the industry.

Highlights include:

  • The automotive industry continues to be highly concentrated as the 10 largest global automakers account for approximately 80.0% of global production and approximately 90.0% of total vehicles sold in the U.S. To remain competitive, automakers have focused on designing vehicles that will likely cater to consumers in both mature and emerging markets, while manufacturing vehicles at a low cost and utilizing advanced technology.
  • China is expected to be an important driver of global automotive production growth over the next four years, while the U.S. is anticipated to remain the No. 2 vehicle producer globally as North America continues to play an important role in the automotive industry.
  • Global auto transactions totaled $40.3 billion in 2012, up 73.1% when compared to $23.3 billion in 2011. Large M&A deals have been rare among auto suppliers during the post-recession restructuring period.

To read more, download the Automotive Update.


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