Report Introduction

The future of cars is increasingly autonomous and connected as a host of stakeholders ramp up M&A efforts to stay ahead. Where there is a rapidly changing technology market, incumbents and challengers alike are vying for a foothold in a market that will soon enter a shakeout phase. 

The pie-in-the-sky notion that cars will be driving themselves is quickly becoming a reality: the question is, whose badge will adorn the front bumper? 

Automotive Technology report just released (2H2018)

  • Continued push by suppliers and OEMs to buy and own the foundation blocks of autonomous and connected vehicle technology at fantastic multiples
  • OEMs fiercely pursuing mobility solutions to hedge against an uncertain future of personal vehicle ownership, including for ride-sharing apps
  • The new normal: technology leadership in the sector isn’t just coming out of OEMs, but an ever-increasing pool of autotech acquirers

Executive Summary

Top Aquirers

Deal Geography

Where are the biggest deals happening in the world? Where should you concentrate your efforts to build buyers or disruptive businesses that could help transform your company?

A definitive list of the top acquirers: what does this tell us about the direction of the sector and how could this affect your company's M&A.

How much is your company worth? What should you be paying for your next M&A transaction? Get the essential overview on deal values.

Valuation Metrics

Hampleton Autotech M&A Market Report Daimler
Hampleton Autotech M&A market report

Top Buyers in the Report

Why has a new urgency returned to Automotive Technology?

"Our outlook for the remainder of 2018 and early 2019 remains strong for M&A and fund-raise activity in most auto-tech sectors. While we’re seeing valuations on data & content management stabilise (but there are a few deals currently in-market that could change that), all other sectors remain buoyant, with AV simulation, advanced AV tech (e.g., sensor fusion, embedded engineering), mobility and AI driven CRM on the rise. Our view is that autotech will be immune from likely market swings driven by geo-political concerns and/or events like Brexit, despite the impact these events will have on vehicle sales. "

David Riemenschneider


Hampleton Partners