Dynamic Impacts of the Motives Behind M&As in the automotive industry
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Nowadays we are living in the world where it is hard to lose out of sight the substantial and long-lasting changes that are gradually reshaping the automotive industry, one of the main locomotives of global technological and manufacturing development. The transformation goes far beyond the scope of direct automobile production and creates large indirect effects for various industries. One of the paths of perceived transformation transmission lies through Mergers and Acquisitions that have already become an essential and widely-used practice in the car world. Therefore, in order to understand the nature and significance of the changes taking place it becomes crucial to understand the real motives behind the reshape of automotive M&A operations and identify the key factors that influence and form these motives. In order to accomplish that, this research conducts mixed analysis combining both quantitative and qualitative methods. Regression and correlation analysis provide with general understanding regarding the existence of certain trends in the industry that are possible to evaluate in a numerical dimension and analysis of the information regarding the latest M&A operations that showed the largest impact and significance for the industry representation allows to form precise conclusions regarding how and why did the sector transform and what is even more important - where are these transformations leading in the future.