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April 19, 2022

Automotive industry M&A deals total $6.4bn in US in Q1 2022

Total automotive industry M&A deals worth $6.4bn were announced in the US in Q1 2022.

By David Leggett

Total automotive industry M&A deals worth $6.4bn were announced in the US in Q1 2022, led by Cummins ’ $3.7bn acquisition of Meritor , according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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2022: So far In Venture Capital

Global investment in 2022 has been majorly dominated by North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, whereas the Middle East, and South and Central America have recorded low investments comparatively. In light of this, Europe and North America have been identified as the major destinations for Private Equity and Venture Capital (PE/VC) investments.   GlobalData’s whitepaper analyzes which sectors PE/VC firms have been investing in, looking at Technology, Media, and Telecom, with these sectors recording $356 billion and a deal volume of over 10,000 deals in 2022. Healthcare, Financial Services, Business & Consumer Services, and Construction sectors have also seen high investment activity by PE/VC firms, recording a deal value of over $70 billion each.   But what can this mean for you?   Understand how the Deals Database on GlobalData Explorer can be leveraged to:  
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  • Identify the top investors already active in any sector-Geography combinations
  • Assess the Performance of Financial and Legal Advisors, supporting the Dealmaking in any segment of choice (Customizable League tables)
  • Understand what is driving the PE/VC fundraising (Deal Rationale)
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The value marked an increase of 3353.1% over the previous quarter and a rise of 117.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $2.96bn.

The US held a 73.18% share of the global automotive industry M&A deal value that totalled $8.8bn in Q1 2022.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 35 M&A deals during Q1 2022, marking an increase of 52.17% over the previous quarter and a rise of 68.67% over the last four-quarter average.

US automotive industry M&A deals in Q1 2022: Top deals

The top five automotive industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during Q1 2022.

The combined value of the top five automotive M&A deals stood at $6.44bn, against the overall value of $6.4bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five automotive industry M&A deals of Q1 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Cummins $3.7bn acquisition deal with Meritor

2) The $2.1bn acquisition of GM Cruise by General Motors

3) Cummins $325m acquisition deal with Jacobs Vehicle Systems

4) The $255m acquisition of dlhBOWLES by ABC Technologies

5) ARI Network Services $57.5m acquisition deal with Highline Sale Investor Group

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2022: So far In Venture Capital

Global investment in 2022 has been majorly dominated by North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, whereas the Middle East, and South and Central America have recorded low investments comparatively. In light of this, Europe and North America have been identified as the major destinations for Private Equity and Venture Capital (PE/VC) investments.   GlobalData’s whitepaper analyzes which sectors PE/VC firms have been investing in, looking at Technology, Media, and Telecom, with these sectors recording $356 billion and a deal volume of over 10,000 deals in 2022. Healthcare, Financial Services, Business & Consumer Services, and Construction sectors have also seen high investment activity by PE/VC firms, recording a deal value of over $70 billion each.   But what can this mean for you?   Understand how the Deals Database on GlobalData Explorer can be leveraged to:  
  • Track the Aggregate Investment Volumes in PE/VC-Stage firms across geographies and sectors, in addition to viewing the specific deals that drove these volumes
  • Identify the top investors already active in any sector-Geography combinations
  • Assess the Performance of Financial and Legal Advisors, supporting the Dealmaking in any segment of choice (Customizable League tables)
  • Understand what is driving the PE/VC fundraising (Deal Rationale)
  Consult our full report here and optimize your business strategy.
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Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.

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