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Update: Automotive M&A Update – February, 2018

February, 2018

For 2017, strategic buyers accounted for 89% of the automotive M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference; during 2016, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 88% of the transactions.

Select recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:

– American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) acquired Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. for approximately $3.42 billion.

– Winnebago Industries, Inc. acquired Grand Design RV for approximately $500 million.

– Polaris Industries Inc. (Delaware) acquired TAP Automotive Holdings, LLC for approximately $670 million.

– Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) acquired Jayco, Inc. for approximately $580 million.

– Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:VITRO A) acquired Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC for approximately $310 million.