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Deal Trends in the Automotive Industry

Automotive Technology’s deals dashboard tracks deal trends in the automotive industry. The dashboard provides an extensive analysis by capturing trends in terms of deal types, geographies, industry players, advisory firms, and the number of deals and their value.

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Automotive Technology’s deals dashboard tracks deal trends in the automotive industry.

Automotive industry deal activity by deal type - volume (Last 12 months)

The deals dashboard provides an insightful and thorough overview of deal activity in terms of deal types and the number of deals in the global automotive industry over the last 12 months. It covers mergers and acquisitions (M&As), private equity and venture financing deal types

Automotive industry deal activity by deal type - value (Last 12 months)

Automotive Technology’s deals dashboard offers an analysis on deal activity in the global automotive industry in terms of deal type and value. Deal types encompassing M&As, private equity and venture financing are tracked over the last 12 months.

Mergers and acquisitions in the automotive industry

Automotive Technology provides an overview of M&A deal activity in the automotive industry. Besides M&A deals, the dashboard tracks the leading M&A financial and legal advisors, and M&A deal activity by theme.

Automotive industry M&A deal activity by region (Last 12 months)

Automotive Technology’s deals dashboard tracks M&A transactions recorded in the automotive industry in different regions in the last 12-month period.

Source: GlobalData

Largest M&A deals in the automotive industry

The following table lists details of the largest merger and acquisition deals in terms of value in the global automotive industry.

Acquirer Target Deal Date Value (US$m)
Entegris CMC Materials 15 Dec 2021 6,500.0
Faurecia HELLA GmbH 14 Aug 2021 6,235.5
SSW Partners Veoneer 04 Oct 2021 4,500.0
Cummins Meritor 22 Feb 2022 3,700.0
Asbury Automotive Group Total Care Auto 29 Sep 2021 3,400.0
Carvana KAR Auction Services-Adesa US Physical Auction Busines 24 Feb 2022 2,200.0
General Motors GM Cruise 18 Mar 2022 2,100.0
D'Ieteren Parts Holding Europe 14 Feb 2022 1,928.8
Luxshare Precision Industry Chery Holding Group 11 Feb 2022 1,580.2
Undisclosed Taicheng Development 23 Jul 2021 1,552.4
Source: GlobalData

M&A deals advisor rankings in the automotive industry (2021 vs. 2020)

Automotive Technology’s deals dashboard reveals top financial and legal advisors to M&A deals by both deal value and volume in the global automotive industry during 2020 and 2021.

M&A financial advisor rankings in the automotive industry

Automotive Technology compares rankings of leading financial advisors to M&A transactions in terms of deal value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
Bank of America 1 3
Morgan Stanley 2 4
The Goldman Sachs Group 3 2
Evercore 4 15
JPMorgan Chase 5 24
Rothschild 6 7
Citigroup 7 9
J.P. Morgan Securities 8 11
UBS Group 9 40
Guggenheim Partners 10 17
Source: GlobalData

Automotive Technology compares rankings of leading financial advisors to M&A transactions in terms of deal value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
Bank of America 1 3
Rothschild 2 8
KPMG International Coop 3 11
The Goldman Sachs Group 4 1
JPMorgan Chase 5 17
Evercore 6 12
Morgan Stanley 7 13
Houlihan Lokey 8 9
J.P. Morgan Securities 9 18
Baird Financial Group 10 4
Source: GlobalData

M&A legal advisor rankings in the automotive industry

Automotive Technology compares rankings of leading legal advisors to M&A transactions in terms of deal value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates 1 5
Sullivan & Cromwell 2 2
Jones Day 3 21
Davis Polk & Wardwell 4 4
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 5 3
White & Case 6 27
Hogan Lovells International 7 36
Herbert Smith Freehills 8 30
Cooley 9 16
Dentons UK and Middle East 10 32
Source: GlobalData

Automotive Technology compares rankings of leading legal advisors to M&A transactions in terms of deal value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
Kirkland & Ellis 1 2
Baker & McKenzie 2 3
CMS Legal Services EEIG 3 16
Jones Day 4 8
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates 5 9
Sullivan & Cromwell 6 5
Dentons UK and Middle East 7 27
White & Case 8 28
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 9 1
Cooley 10 17
Source: GlobalData

M&A deal activity by theme in the automotive industry: Last 12 months (by volume)

Automotive Technology tracks the number of M&A deals by theme in the automotive industry. The following chart lists top ten themes that hold the most number of deals.

Private equity deals in the automotive industry

Automotive Technology’s deals dashboard provides information on private equity deals data, including deals by region, top legal and financial advisors, and top deals by theme.

Private equity deal activity in the automotive industry by region (Last 12 months)

Automotive Technology tracks private equity deal activity in different regions of the globe over the last 12 months.

Source: GlobalData

Top private equity deals in the automotive industry

The following table lists details of the largest private equity deals by value in the global automotive industry.

Investor Target Deal Date Value (US$m)
Apollo Funds Tenneco 23 Feb 2022 7,100.0
Brookfield Business Partners DexKo Global 05 Jul 2021 3,400.0
Daniel Ek Northvolt 09 Jun 2021 2,750.0
Third Point Rivian Automotive 23 Jul 2021 2,500.0
Silver Lake Partners Waymo 16 Jun 2021 2,500.0
Sprint BidCo Accell Group 24 Jan 2022 1,819.0
SoftBank Vision Fund GM Cruise 01 Feb 2022 1,350.0
Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund RoadChef Motorways 03 Mar 2022 1,200.3
STIC Special Situation Fund II ILJIN Materials 30 Nov 2021 843.1
Source: GlobalData

Top private equity investors in the automotive industry (last 12 months)

Automotive Technology’s deals dashboard tracks top private equity investors in the automotive industry over the last 12 months.

Investor Name Value (US$m) No of Deals
Fidelity Management & Research 5,000.0 2
Silver Lake Partners 2,500.0 2
KKR 1,819.0 2
BlackRock 877.3 2
Mutares N/A 2
Naxicap Partners N/A 2
Amundi Private Equity Funds N/A 2
BGF Investments N/A 2
Advanced Manufacturing Fund 45.0 1
ATAR Capital N/A 1
Source: GlobalData

Private equity deals advisors in the automotive industry (2021 vs. 2020)

Automotive Technology monitors financial and legal advisors to private equity deals by value and volume in the global automotive industry during 2020 and 2021.

Private equity financial advisor rankings in the automotive industry

Automotive Technology’s deals dashboard compares ranking of leading financial advisors to private equity transactions in terms of value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
Jefferies 1 19
J.P. Morgan Securities 2 18
Credit Suisse Group 3 4
Morgan Stanley 4 5
Bank of America 5 20
BNP Paribas 6 13
Lazard 7 12
Clearwater International 8 24
Houlihan Lokey 9 10
Harris Williams 10 16
Source: GlobalData

Automotive Technology’s deals dashboard compares ranking of leading financial advisors to private equity transactions in terms of value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
Houlihan Lokey 1 1
Lazard 2 5
Stifel Financial 3 11
Harris Williams 4 2
PricewaterhouseCoopers International 5 6
J.P. Morgan Securities 6 12
Jefferies 7 13
UBS Group 8 14
Bank of America 9 22
Credit Suisse Group 10 23
Source: GlobalData

Private equity legal advisor rankings in the automotive industry

Automotive Technology compares ranking of leading legal advisors to private equity transactions in terms of value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
Ropes & Gray 1 6
Kirkland & Ellis 2 3
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 3 21
Weil, Gotshal & Manges 4 7
Latham & Watkins 5 4
Davis Polk & Wardwell 6 2
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 7 20
Willkie Farr & Gallagher 8 12
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg 9 28
DLA Piper 10 23
Source: GlobalData

The deals dashboard compares ranking of leading legal advisors to private equity transactions in terms of value and volume between 2020 and 2021.

Advisor Name 2021 Rank 2020 Rank
Kirkland & Ellis 1 1
Latham & Watkins 2 6
Ropes & Gray 3 2
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 4 7
Baker & McKenzie 5 4
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 6 8
Winston & Strawn 7 9
CMS Legal Services EEIG 8 10
Weil, Gotshal & Manges 9 11
Simmons & Simmons 10 27
Source: GlobalData

Private equity deals by theme in the automotive industry: Last 12 months (by volume)

Automotive Technology tracks the number of private equity deals by theme in the automotive industry. The following chart lists top ten themes that hold the most number of deals in 2021.

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Venture financing deals in the automotive industry

Automotive Technology’s provides an overview of venture financing deal activity in the automotive industry around the globe, including deals by region, top venture financing deals and capital investors.

Venture financing deal activity in the automotive industry by region (Last 12 months)

Automotive Technology tracks venture financing deals recorded in the automotive industry in different regions of the globe in the last 12-month period.

Source: GlobalData

Top ten venture financing deals in the automotive industry

The following table lists the top ten venture financing deals by value in the global automotive industry.

Investor Target Deal Date Value (US$m)
Cathay Capital GTA Semiconductor 30 Nov 2021 1,260.0
Hans Laser Technology SVOLT Energy Technology Europe 13 Dec 2021 941.7
Undisclosed Changan New Energy Automobile 25 Jan 2022 785.7
Fidelity Management Research Bolt Technology 11 Jan 2022 711.4
Tiger Global Management Uvi Tech Sapi De Cv 22 Sep 2021 700.0
Undisclosed Zhejiang Zero Run Technology 18 Aug 2021 693.0
BlackRock Relativity Space 08 Jun 2021 650.0
Tiger Global Management Nuro 02 Nov 2021 600.0
Boyu Investment Jikrypton Intelligent Technology 27 Aug 2021 500.0
Sequoia China Fund Xiaopeng Huitian 19 Oct 2021 500.0
Source: GlobalData

Top venture capital investors in the automotive industry (Last 12 months)

Automotive Technology’s deals dashboard tracks top venture capital investors in the automotive industry over the last 12 months.

Investor Name Value (US$m) No of Deals
IDG Capital 2,555.6 11
Tiger Global Management 2,580.0 9
BMW i Ventures 272.7 7
NIO Capital 400.0 6
General Catalyst Partners 1,111.8 5
Hillhouse Ventures 578.4 5
FJ Labs 238.2 5
Blume Ventures 28.5 5
Venture Catalysts Private 21.0 5
Andreessen Horowitz 205.0 4
Source: GlobalData

Venture financing deal activity by theme in the automotive industry: Last 12 months (by volume)

Automotive Technology tracks the number of venture financing deals by theme in the global automotive industry. The following chart lists top ten themes that hold the most number of deals in 2021.

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