DETROIT – An auto industry in recovery mode should begin to see renewed activity on the merger and acquisition front, as well as global sales of at least 1.4 million electric vehicles by 2017, according to automotive analysts at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. The M&A market overall was fairly stable, with about 22,000 deals globally in 2009 and 2010. But specifically in the automotive sector, activity has been light through the recession years, with only 493 deals in 2009 and 423 in ...

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