Autotech Report 1H2019
What does 2019 hold for automotive technology?
Vying for dominance amid a flurry of emerging technologies and markets, every OEM, Tier 1 supplier, autotech start-up and mobility player is keen to know.
At a glance, 2018 showed activity in virtually every functional arm of the future car, from connectivity hardware to mobile parking and mobility apps. The broader automotive industry also experienced shocks that partially upended a few previously accepted truths about the sector. In November, the automotive world suffered a blow as the head of Renault-Nissan Carlos Ghosn – a leader credited with unrivalled industry acumen – was arrested in Tokyo on fraud charges.
The report focuses on Autotech subsectors such as Enterprise Applications, Embedded Software & Systems, Internet Commerce & Content and Mobility & Fleet Management. It includes:
- Trends and analysis of deal activity
- Deal geography
- Top acquirers
- Valuation metrics
Total Number of Autotech M&A Deals
Adding to previous trends, 2018 saw the highest levels of venture capital investment in car-related businesses. Disclosed M&A values may be lower than in previous years, but clearly do not speak for the myriad deals across dozens of applications that have continued to close at very attractive, albeit undisclosed, multiples.