It has been announced for a while, but now the time has come to drive electric. The e-automotive market in Europe is expected to triple in the upcoming five years. From 5 million cars produced in 2021 to almost 16 million in 2026. Material engineering will be key to launch a successful electric vehicle (EV). Therefore, car manufacturers are currently the third biggest investors in R&D. What is Keeping Customers From Electric Driving Today?
In 2019 the M&A market was at a turning point and multiple arbitrage reversed from increase to decrease. The prognosis of company valuations for the next years is even worse. Which bears the question:
Is this the end of multiple arbitrage? And how do Private Equity funds adapt their strategies to these new circumstances?