Automotive

M&A activity in the Automotive sector is sustained, with about 400 transactions taking place every year.

As we are actively talking to buyers and sellers in this field, we know the key drivers in the sector. Firstly, OEMs are global and seek global suppliers – auto components suppliers are looking for targets to complete their geographical coverage and offer platforms on each continent. That’s why we are often involved, with our extensive global presence.

Secondly, acquisitions are driven by technological change. For example, development and scale-up of electric vehicles is driving up the demand for new related technologies. Thus, buyers are either betting on the growth of electric cars or hedging against decline in their combustion engine related businesses. Also, driver-assistance is increasing penetration and this creates needs for related technologies.

Selected transactions

2018
China | Italy
ZNEN
acquired
Moto Morini
Translink acted as
advisor to the seller
2017
United States
Niteo Products
acquired
Hi-Tech Industries
Translink acted as
advisor to the buyer
2017
Germany | Italy
Grob Werke
acquired
DM meccanica
Translink acted as
advisor to the seller
2017
United States
Kinderhook Industries
acquired
NitroFill
Translink acted as
advisor to the buyer
2016
India | Spain
Minda Industries Limited
acquired
Automotive OEM lighting business of Rinder Group
Translink acted as
advisor to the buyer
2015
Italy | India
Fontana Gruppo
acquired
BG Fastening and Engineering Industries
Translink acted as
advisor to the seller
2015
Japan | India
Shiroki Corporation
acquired
Technico Industries Ltd
Translink acted as
advisor to the buyer
2014
United States | Switzerland
Techniplas Group
acquired
Weidmann A&I division
Translink acted as
advisor to the buyer

Head of the Automotive Group

Alberto Parisi Presicce, Partner
aparisi@translinkcf.com

 

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