PwC sees Global Automotive Industry M&A decline, Big4.com reports

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Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC reports global automotive industry merger and acquisition (M&A) activity slowed during the first half (H1) of 2012.

However, Big4.com reports that North American acquirers’ share of global M&A increased from 20 percent in 2010 to 26 percent in the H1 of 2012. North American entities were also the most prominent cross-border acquirers, with 16 out of 46 cross border deals. Asia was the most active region with more than a third of the global automotive M&A activity during the H1 of 2012. However, most activity was intra-regional, with 86 out of 98 transactions between Asian entities.

Big4.com also notes that while deal activity slowed across all categories, component suppliers were the most resilient, registering only a five percent decline in deal volume compared to 19 percent and 21 percent declines in vehicle manufacturers and other categories respectively.

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