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M&A, Investment Trends and Opportunities in the Global Mobility Space, 2017

M&A, Investment Trends and Opportunities in the Global Mobility Space, 2017

The global shared mobility market has been expanding at a tremendous pace. With growing demand for shared mobility business models over the last few years, the overall market has paved way for numerous innovative startups in this space. Shared mobility has not only provided solutions to tackle growing congestion and pollution in cities, but has also successfully offered more economical and convenient methods of commute for the everyday traveler. While it has been realized that shared mobility is the future of transportation globally, efforts to sustain and grow toward the shared mobility vision has never been so strong. With technology playing a vital role in bringing about this revolution, traditional automotive companies, and transport operators have seen technology companies take advantage of this huge opportunity to enter the market.

Investments, mergers and acquisitions have played a major role as the shared mobility industry now pushes for further innovation and growth.

Research Highlights
This study focuses on key investments and Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activities that have supported the market to grow and expand globally since 2010. Investors in various capacities, including private equity firms, leading global automotive OEMs and technology companies have shown keen interest in businesses within the shared mobility space. Also, the toughening market competition and fight for survival in established regions have led to strong strategic alliances and acquisitions among small-scale and large-scale mobility players.

Some key drivers for M&As and investment activity include the need to scale business at a rapid pace, fight for market share, need for future technology capabilities, speed-to-market, reduction in Research and Development (R&D) spend and generation of new revenue streams to maximize returns.
This study covers 4 major business models that have been disruptive in the mobility space: eHailing, ridesharing, traditional carsharing and peer-to-peer carsharing. The primary focus of this study is to understand the investment and acquisition trends across these business models globally and what can be expected as an outcome going forward.
The study analyzes the investment activities by key market participants, which include shared mobility operators, OEMs, technology companies, and venture capitalists that are playing a significant role in being a part of the shared mobility industry today.

Key Issues Addressed
What are the key criteria that venture capitalists and potential investors look into while investing in start-ups? Why do they attract more investments compared to established organizations?
What are the key markets for start-ups to venture into and what are the key trends in those markets?
What are the OEM investment patterns in the mobility space?
What are the different mobility value chains and what are the business models of key participants?
What are the future trends in the shared mobility market?


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • List of Companies in the Mobility Ecosystem
    • Global Mobility Investments
    • Investments and Acquisitions in Mobility
    • OEM Acquisitions
    • Acquisitions by AutoTech and Mobility Businesses
    • Top Reasons Driving M&A Activities Globally
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Research Methodology
  • Overview of the eHailing Market
    • eHailing Definition, Key Segments and Market Participants
    • eHailing Global Market Growth
    • eHailing Investment Activities at a Glance
    • eHailing Key Deals
    • Softbank—Leading Investments in eHailing
    • eHailing Future Trends and Opportunities
  • Overview of the Ridesharing Market
    • Ridesharing Definition, Key Segments, and Market Participants
    • Ridesharing Global Market Growth
    • Ridesharing Investment Activities at a Glance
    • Ridesharing Key Deals
    • Ridesharing Future Trends and Opportunities
  • Overview of the Carsharing Market
    • Carsharing Definition, Key Segments, and Market Participants
    • Carsharing Global Market Growth
    • Carsharing—Region-wise Key Operator Share, 2017
    • Carsharing Investment Activities at a Glance
    • Carsharing Key Deals
    • Carsharing Future Trends and Opportunities
  • Overview of the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Carsharing Market
    • P2P Carsharing Definition, Key Segments, and Market Participants
    • P2P Carsharing Global Market Growth
    • P2P—Region-wise Key Operator Share, 2017
    • P2P Carsharing Investment Activities at a Glance
    • P2P Carsharing Key Deals
    • P2P Carsharing Future Trends and Opportunities
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity—Mobility Business Models
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • The Last Word—3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Other Companies in Ridesharing—EU
    • Other Companies in Ridesharing—NA
    • Other Companies in Carsharing—EU
    • Other Companies in Carsharing—NA and LATAM
    • Other Companies in Carsharing—APAC
    • Other Companies in P2P Carsharing—EU and APAC
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used

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