New Technology, Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions

AI’s industry knowledge and relationships enable us to connect our clients with new partners, technologies, JVs and M&A opportunities. Through the application of AI’s “success path” process, we identify emerging technologies, target companies, resource needs and investment opportunities.


  • Die Casting

    We have a unique capability to help companies improve their financial and technical position in the die casting industry. Die castings provide essential functions in vehicles.

    Modern die casting companies use state-of-the art, computer controlled, robotically assisted machines to produce pore-free, dimensionally controlled, oxide-and-crack free castings for their automotive customers.

    Capital investment is required, as are well-trained workers and technology, resulting in better products and more satisfied customers.

    We can help arrange relationships between Chinese and NA die casters for JV’s, M&A and partnerships to grow capacity and produce higher quality parts for NA and Chinese automakers.

    We ensure that the successful partnerships we arrange and broker include the IP protection and corporate confidentiality that leads to long-term growth for die casters and their Tier/OEM customers.

  • Investment Potential—PHEV Delivery Van

    Assessed the business and technical potential of two companies developing innovative aluminum PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) - one in the UK and another in the US - for production and sale in China.

  • New Dealership Acquisition

    Assisted a China client to acquire a new Ford dealership.

  • Composite Components Business Development

    Assist a major Chinese supplier to evaluate JV and M&A opportunities to enter the business, and assess the potential for new R&D.

  • Fuel Efficiency Technologies Assessments

    Survey technology trends and applications, and identify investment opportunities with selected companies.