Factors Affecting M&A Activity in Today's Aftermarket

Factors Affecting M&A Activity in Today’s Aftermarket

Find out what leads to the changing pace of M&A activity in the automotive aftermarket.

Merger and acquisition activity in the automotive aftermarket changes over time. Sometimes, there’s high activity on the manufacturing level. Other times, like now, retail consolidation is seeing major activity. But why? What factors affect the pace and type of M&A activity in the automotive aftermarket? And what does that mean for your business?

In the latest installment of The Schwartz Advisors Report, Rick Schwartz, CEO and managing partner of Schwartz Advisors, gets to the bottom of it. As a veteran of the automotive aftermarket and M&A consultant, Rick shares what economic factors are at play in the M&A landscape today and how they affect M&A activity over time. Rick also delves into the area of the aftermarket that is hot in M&A right now and how private equity is playing a role in the buying and selling in the aftermarket.


  • An overview of M&A activity in the market today (0:44);
  • How the pace of M&A activity in the automotive aftermarket changes over time (2:04);
  • Factors affecting M&A activity in the aftermarket (3:40);
  • Hot segments for M&A activity in the aftermarket (6:02);

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