Automotive M&A Quarterly Newsletter Q2 2021

Read more about M&A activity in the automotive sector

Ford Phillips

Ford Phillips

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Automotive Industry M&A Synopsis and Key takeaways

Landmark M&A Announcement

CentroMotion to Acquire Carlisle Brake & Friction, Creating a Leading Global Technology Player Focused on Mission-Critical Applications for Industrial and Transportation Markets
Enterprise Value (EV)
$375 million
EV / Revenue

On May 25, 2021, CentroMotion announced an agreement to acquire Carlisle Brake & Friction in a transaction with a total enterprise value of approximately $375 million. The transaction will expand CentroMotion’s portfolio of well-established brands in the industry, including CrossControl, Elliott Manufacturing, Gits Manufacturing, maximatecc, Power-Packer, and Weasler Engineering.

“As we became better acquainted with the CBF team, we found that they share CentroMotion’s commitment to quality, continuous improvement, and a compelling customer value proposition differentiated by subject matter expertise, application knowledge, and leading technologies. Together, an integrated CBF and CentroMotion will serve as a holistic solutions provider to our joint customer base, with unparalleled breadth and depth of offerings across platforms and product lines.”
- Roger Roundhouse, Chief Executive Officer of CentroMotion 

Key takeaways

Facing a numerous supply chain issues, the auto industry may see conditions substantially improve in 2022

  • The automotive industry, looking to overcome a difficult 2020, faced several roadblocks in the first two quarters of the year due to supply chain challenges
  • A severe shortage in semiconductor supply adversely affected the production volumes in the auto industry
  • Mounting headwinds from rising steel prices, container scarcity, labor shortage, and other seasonal factors posed additional challenges
  • The ongoing supply chain constraints are expected to improve in the latter half of 2021 and early 2022
  • 2022 may considerably improve M&A conditions for automotive OEM suppliers, once current challenges are overcome 

Valuation Observations and Sector Performance

  • The valuation multiples for auto parts suppliers have slightly increased over the previous quarter
At the end of Q2’21 the average EV / LTM EBITDA multiples were NA Auto Parts 
(0.6)x Q-o-Q


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