Autotech Report 2H2019
The first half of 2019 saw automotive technology deal-making news led by major tech giants challenging traditional OEMs for ‘ownership’ of the vehicles of the future.
Deal volumes were stable at just under 50 transactions. Investments by Uber, Amazon and Tesla – plus on-going rumours of Apple’s development of an autonomous vehicle software system – garnered the headlines.
Investment is flowing into core automotive technology; they also targeted the supporting industries which will allow autonomous and electric vehicle technology to go mainstream.
Other trends included tire manufacturers entering the M&A space, the proliferation of micromobility solutions and LIDAR technology, as well as consistent interest from private equity acquirers.
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
Despite the clouds in the sky, namely declining vehicle sales in several key markets, we do not anticipate any slowdown in autotech M&A for the remainder of this year or into early 2020. In fact, we see a bright future for those working in the customer retention and CRM space, as OEM marketing budgets will be searching for great solutions to retain current customers and attract new leads.