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COVID-19 impact on Automotive

The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The pandemic has already changed how we work and how we live our lives. Many of these changes will have long-term implications. Companies in every sector, including Automotive, will need to adopt new technologies and new ways of working as they adapt to these new realities.

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Deal trends in the Automotive sector during COVID-19

Motor Finance Online’s COVID-19 deal tracker monitors deals that took place across the Automotive sector during the pandemic.

Deal trends in the Automotive Sector: Q1 2020 – Q3 2021

1,050 Acquisition

Total Value US$m: 136,393.1
YOY Change: 61.6%

769 Venture Financing

Total Value US$m: 44,919.7
YOY Change: 166.3%

534 Equity Offering

Total Value US$m: 133,433.9
YOY Change: 46.5%

356 Debt Offering

Total Value US$m: 163,896
YOY Change: -52.9%

306 Asset Transaction

Total Value US$m: 8,641.6
YOY Change: 72.3%

233 Private Equity

Total Value US$m: 70,696.5
YOY Change: 380.1%

189 Partnership

Total Value US$m: 998.3
YOY Change: -

72 Merger

Total Value US$m: 17,794
YOY Change: 616.6%

Innovation in the Automotive sector during COVID-19

To best track innovation in response to COVID-19’s impact on the Automotive sector, Motor Finance Online tracks the patent applications, as well as the patent applicants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of patents in the Automotive sector: 2018 – 2021

The COVID-19 patents tracker in the Automotive sector monitors the patent applications pre- and post-outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Automotive sector: Pre-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2018 – 2019)

Motor Finance Online patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Automotive sector: Post-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2020 – H1 2021)

Motor Finance Online patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Number of COVID-19 mentions in filings in the Automotive sector: Q1 2020 – Q3 2021

Motor Finance Online tracks thousands of companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis monitors the mentions of COVID-19 in those filings during the pandemic.

COVID-19 versus top 5 themes in Automotive

Motor Finance Online compares COVID-19 mentions in filings with other top themes in filings data during the pandemic.

Top 10 companies with COVID-19 mentions in filings

Motor Finance Online tracks which automotive companies mention COVID-19 in filings the most during the pandemic.

Jobs insights in the Automotive sector during COVID-19

Motor Finance Online monitors live automotive company jobs postings to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

Job trends in the Automotive sector

Jobs postings by automotive companies after the outbreak. The COVID-19 jobs tracker in the Automotive sector looks at jobs posted, closed and active to assess the impact of the pandemic on sector jobs.

Most active Automotive companies: Jobs

Motor Finance Online’s automotive jobs tracker lists automotive companies with the most jobs posted during the COVID-19 period.

Automotive influencer discussions on COVID-19

Motor Finance Online tracks the mentions of COVID-19 by leading Automotive influencers on Twitter. The chart indicates the volume of tweets and influencers pertaining to COVID-19.