Bloomberg Law
Dec. 22, 2020, 9:26 AM

ANALYSIS: U.S. Auto Targets Draw Most M&A, Investment Since 2009

Grace Maral Burnett
Grace Maral Burnett
Legal Analyst

In year of extreme deal trends, the automotive industry may be one to add to the winners list as far as M&A and investment dollars are concerned—a result owing in no small part to “EV mania” and other tech innovations in the sector. Automotive innovators, especially electronic vehicle manufacturers, have been particularly visible this year as targets of some of the hottest investment types of 2020: SPAC mergers and venture capital.

Year to date, the volume of global mergers and acquisitions deals and investments involving automotive manufacturers as targets is up 48.6% compared with 2019. And U.S. ...

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