Autotech Report 1H2021
The Autotech sector has been heavily impacted by Covid-19 lockdown measures, economic recession and a collapse in car sales in Europe and the USA. OEMs and suppliers were distracted from M&A while putting out supply chain fires and dealing with reduced demand for new vehicles.
By the second half of the year, however, things were looking up, and what onlookers had predicted would be a monumental decline turned out to be a more short-term hit.
This 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
The above graph covers the period between January 2014 and December 2020. Throughout the M&A report, median “trailing 30-month” multiples plotted in the graphs refer to the 30-month period prior to and including the half year.