Partnership Portfolios, Trends

Partnerships Drive Future of the Auto Industry

The majority of new auto partnerships revolve around electric vehicles.

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NOVEMBER 2022 — Auto companies are entering into new partnerships at an unprecedented rate. Discover partnering trends in the industry and those companies leading the way based on Ankura’s analysis of joint ventures and partnerships of nearly 100 companies across 8 industries.

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About the Authors

Lois Fernandes

Lois D’Costa Fernandes is a Senior Director at Ankura, where she leads the firm’s research and analytics on joint ventures and partnerships. Previously, Lois was a founding employee of Water Street Partners and prior to that was a core member of the Joint Venture Practice at McKinsey & Co. She has authored numerous articles on joint ventures and partnerships, including in MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, and the Journal of World Energy Law & Business.

Joshua Kwicinski

Joshua Kwicinski is a Managing Director based in Washington, DC. He has more than a decade of experience in advising on all aspects of the partnership lifecycle, including deal strategy, transaction structuring, ongoing governance, and restructuring/exit. He has advised senior executives and dealmakers at both a corporate and individual JV level across a range of industries, including oil and gas, metals and mining, aerospace and defense, financial services, biotechnology, and others.

Mark Savage

Mark Savage is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in London. He specializes in the creation and operation of new businesses, with a particular focus on joint ventures and alliances. He has over 20 years of experience in deal advisory services and four years in industry, setting up and operating joint ventures. This combination has given Mark a unique insight into joint ventures and alliances, and a true understanding of what makes them a success or failure.

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