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December 7, 2021

ESG related deals in the automotive industry decreased in H1 2021

ESG doesn't seem to be a huge M&A deals driver in automotive, according to GlobalData's database.

By Emil Filipov

Enviromental, Social and Governenance (ESG) related deals made up 2.5% of all deals announced in the automotive manufacturing and supply sector in the first six months of 2021.

This represents a decrease from the figure of 6.2% in the last six months of 2020 and a decrease from 6.9% in the first six months of 2020.

GlobalData’s deals database looks at mergers, acquisitions and venture capital and private equity investments taking place daily between thousands of companies across the world.

In the first six months of 2021, the overall number of announced deals in the automotive manufacturing and supply sector increased by 8%, from the last six months of 2020.

GlobalData's thematic approach to sector activity seeks to group key company information on investments to see which industries are best placed to deal with any issues they may encounter.

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These themes, of which ESG is one, are best thought of as "any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night", and by tracking them, it becomes possible to ascertain which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which ones have some work to do.

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