With emergence of new business models, relaxation of industry policies, and change in consumer demands, M&A activity in China automobile market is expected to grow in the next 2-3 years. Most deals will likely be cross-region, cross-industry, and cross-function. Foreign companies will focus on optimizing strategic planning in Asia-Pacific region, especially in China, whilst local enterprises continue to accelerate globalization and seek more overseas M&A opportunities. Moreover, an increasing number of companies with advanced technology and capital will continue entering into the market which fuels more M&A activities in the automobile industry.
In this article, we will analyse it from the following four aspects of the review of China’s Auto Industry M&A Deals, the main driving factors and changes, the prospect of future M&A trends, and the key initiatives in response to market changes.
Part I. Review of China’s Auto Industry M&A Deals
Part II. Main Deal Drivers and Changes of Auto Industry Based on current events and on-going industry reform, we will review the impact of the new coronavirus epidemic, scrapping JV ownership limits and “CASE” trend on the M&A deals of China’s auto industry.
Part III. The future M&A trends in China's automobile industry
Part IV. Key initiatives in response to market changes