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?
In the light of the coronavirus and initial projections of economic impact for Private Equity (PE) funds, the discussion about setting the right priorities is breaking out in fund management board rooms. Funds who can play offense in times of this bear market will likely make the best bets and emerge much stronger from this extraordinary crisis. But what are fund management priorities?
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