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You’re invited to Getting Automotive Deals Done: Global Transaction Trends in a Challenging Environment

October 23, 2019

You’re invited to spend time with our industry experts in Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Chicago as they provide insight into the global automotive merger and acquisition and supplier markets. Expect to learn about trends that are driving transactions, along with an overview of market activity — and how all of this is affecting OEM and supplier strategies. Our panelists will discuss:

  • Global volume trends and expectations for the coming year, presented by AutoForecast Solutions
  • Current turmoil in China, slowing sales in Korea and Japan, outlook for the region, and implications for outbound investment to Europe and North America
  • European activity and trends including discussion on Brexit, the drive to EV and the impact of slowing economic growth on the supply community as well as opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Unique diligence considerations for international transactions including cultural customs and business practices, trade and tariff considerations and managing a foreign employee base
  • US predictions and opportunities including who is active in the market and why, what it takes to get a deal done, what segments are popular, and advice to our clients


Birmingham, Michigan
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 | 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST
​​​​​​​The Townsend Hotel
100 Townsend St.
Birmingham, MI 48009


Grand Rapids, Michigan
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 | 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST
​​​​​​​Amway Grand Plaza
187 Monroe Ave. NW.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


​​​​​​​Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 | 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. CST
​​​​​​​Marriott O’Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631



  • Scott Sneckenberger, Partner – Global Transaction Services, Plante Moran
  • Daron Gifford, Partner – Strategy Consulting Services Leader / Automotive Industry Leader, Plante Moran
  • Dave Andrea, Principal – Automotive Strategy Consulting, Plante Moran
  • Joe McCabe – President & Chief Executive Officer at AutoForecast Solutions LLC
  • Jan Maser, Member of the Executive Board, Head of Automotive Investment Banking, Helbling Corporate Finance, Co-Head of Automotive Investment Banking, CFI
  • Moderator: Phil Gilbert, President and Managing Director, Head of Automotive Investment Banking, PMCF, Co-Head of Automotive Investment Banking, CFI



​​​​​​​Phil Gilbert
Managing Director



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