TROY, MI – The automotive merger and acquisition environment may be rekindling, as suppliers and OEMs look for ways to improve their bottom lines and gain further economies of scale. While the volume of deals may not be on par with the heydays of the late 1990s, the scope of activity is changing. According to consultant group Ernst & Young, there have been 67 mergers or acquisitions announced within the auto and supplier community in the past year, valued at more than $10.8 billion. ...

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