The BGL Automotive Insider addresses capital markets and mergers and acquisitions activity, financial and operating performance of certain publicly-traded companies, and trends and issues impacting the industry.

Capitalizing on strengthening fundamentals and leaner cost structures, manufacturers of automotive vehicles, parts, and aftermarket components are seeing near record levels of profitability primarily attributed to growth in downstream demand.  With the recovery gaining momentum, both strategic acquirers and private equity investors are searching for M&A opportunities, especially those involving lightweight material components, energy efficient vehicles, and smart technologies.