In 2018 global automotive aftermarket demand is set to rise 4.4% with strong growth and profitability expected in the years ahead.
Market liberalisation, changing consumer habits, and rapidly accelerating technologies are transforming the sector, leading to a buoyant M&A market.
Deal activity across the global aftermarket industry has been buoyant in recent years as both trade buyers and private equity investors look to establish international footprints. Strong growth in the Asian market has been the rationale for many transactions, while the increasing average age of vehicles in more developed markets such as Europe continues to drive M&A activity.
Clearwater International aftermarket transactions
Working for many years with leading suppliers and OEMs, and more recently with new digital players, we have built up an extensive network and knowledge of the sector, becoming a trusted adviser for many of the world’s leading automotive players. Our team have completed 21 aftermarket transactions out of more than 260 automotive deals in total.