An ever growing number of U.S. economists have forecasted an economic downturn in the coming year.  With vehicle sales creeping down for 2019, many dealers are starting to feel the bind.  Economists and accountants are predicting mergers and acquisitions activity (“buy/sells”) to remain slow through year end and into 2020.  While periods of financial turmoil

In 2015, Sergio Marchionne publicly made a case for mergers among automotive manufacturers.  The need for intensive amounts of capital for research and development was one of the key factors he cited for support.  Since 2015, the importance of research and development has remained, if not grown, as all vehicle manufacturers are looking towards the