The research examined the affect of lender consolidation on automotive sector financing.

sixty one respondents selected by way of strategic random sampling method from GM Motors Nigeria Ltd shaped the population for the research.

Facts was collected applying a study instrument developed by the researcher. Chi-Sq. Statistical approach was utilized to check the hypotheses and all conclusions held at .05 alpha substantial degree. The Analysis of the data revealed that the individuals just about unanimously agreed that lender consolidation had impacted positively to the automobile sector in Nigerian financial system.

Centered on the conclusions, it was hence advisable amongst some others matters that a standard assessment of automotive sector in Nigeria by the suitable authorities although exertion need to be designed to strengthen the ability technique (energy problem) in Nigeria.


History of the Examine

Mergers and acquisitions need to be taken severely as an instrument for boosting banking effectiveness, measurement, and developmental roles in just about every financial system. Mergers and acquisitions specially in the banking sector is now a international phenomenon.

All about the planet and provided the function of finance, measurement has grow to be an vital component for success in the globalizing planet. The previous couple of many years have witnessed the creation of the world’s significant banking teams by way of mergers and acquisitions. The craze has been motivated by things this sort of as potential customers of price tag-personal savings due to economies of scale as well as additional economical allocation of means, increased effectiveness in source allocation, and possibility reduction arising from enhanced management. However, the automotive sector is not left out in the procedure of alliances. Around the many years the sector has witnessed unique forms of international alliances. For situations Renault- Nissan, VW-Skoda, GM-Daewoo to point out a couple of them

In the earlier, the compact measurement of most Nigerian banking institutions, every single with pricey headquarters, weighty fastened costs and functioning fees and with bunching of branches in couple of professional centers had direct to incredibly high regular price tag for the sector. This in switch has implications for the price tag of intermediation, the spread among deposit and lending prices, and puts undue pressures on banking institutions to interact in sharp practices as suggests of survival. In an exertion to survive the hurdle, the Central Bank of Nigeria launched the twenty five billion Naira bare minimum capital foundation for banking institutions in an exertion to make our banking institutions a lot much better and to ready to contend favorably with other banking institutions in the planet in giving credit history amenities to other sectors of Nigeria financial system.

However, in 2004 as part of economic reform in some emerging economies, the Nigerian banking technique underwent impressive alter, in conditions of the selection of institutions, ownership composition, as well as depth and breadth of functions. Banking companies start out to merge with other banking institutions although larger banking institutions start out to obtain smaller kinds although automotive sector has grow to be an more and more pertinent contributor to country’s’ gross domestic solution, primarily by way of potent growth in the motor industries in conditions of escalating volume of regional manufacturing and selection of sales. And this is not peculiar to Nigeria alone.

This scenario raises the problem “what affect of banking institutions consolidation on automotive sector financing in Nigeria? It is vital to envision this evolution from a everyday living cycle of manufacturing assembly and sales that have impacted on the monetary statements of GM Motors Nig LTD. In purchase to maintain this procedure, the automotive sector as a complete calls for enormous capital intensity from potent and dependable monetary back- up to continue to be viable in the financial system and improve their environmental affect, converse positive steps to non-governmental business and other stakeholders to discharge their social corporate responsibilities although maintaining style of solution, assistance technique from a sustainability place of perspective. For this reason this operate is set to assess the affect of lender consolidation and capital provision for the automotive sector financing in Nigeria (A circumstance research of GM Nigeria ltd)


GM Nigeria is a foremost player in the automotive sector and a person of the top motor vehicle assemblers and marketers in the place. GM Nigeria is a joint undertaking corporation among UAC of Nigeria Plc – a person of the biggest conglomerates in Nigeria and Basic Motors Corporation of Detroit, the world’s greatest automobile makers. The romance of these two organizations gives them the very best aid and benefit in all facets of their functions, i.e. Income, Parts, Companies and Assembling.

About GM Global
Basic Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world’s greatest automaker, has been the international sector sales chief because 1931. Started in 1908, GM today employs about 321,000 persons about the planet. It has producing functions in 32 nations around the world and its cars are offered in 200 nations around the world.  GM’s automotive brand names are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, HUMMER, Oldsmobile, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall. In some nations around the world, the GM distribution network also marketplaces cars produced by GM Daewoo, Isuzu, Subaru and Suzuki

Temporary Background of GM Motors in Nigeria

1920 – Started off as a Company termed Miller Brothers Nigeria Restricted which imported cars and trucks in to West Africa

1927 – Started off importing completely assembled Bedford professional cars into Nigeria.

1929 – Turned the Motors Office of then UAC, now known as UACN Plc

1931 – Name transformed to Niger Motors Restricted. Continued importing developed cars.

1949 – Professional Automobiles were delivered in as double device packs which contained partly assembled chassis for two cars in a person pack and the wheels in the second pack to be assembled domestically.

1959 – Established Nigeria’s Initially Vehicle Assembly Plant at Apapa. The Company assembled the popular Bedford Vehicles of a variety of styles.

1965 – The Assembly Plant was renamed Federated Motors Industries, Then popularly known as “FMI” and the distribution arm remained “Niger Motors”.

1979 – FMI started off the assembly of vans from “completely knocked down” (CRD) components.

1980 – The Federal Govt accorded FMI the “Progressive Vehicle Manufacturer” status, underneath the Approved Person Plan. This nomenclature was to attest to its high regular and high quality products and solutions at that period. FMI and Niger Motors were transformed into divisions of UACN Plc.

1991 – UACN Plc and Basic Motors Corporation of Usa incorporated GM Nigeria Restricted as a Joint Enterprise Company. The Assets of FMI and Niger Motors were then transferred to GM Nigeria Restricted.


To be selection a person in the professional section of the automotive sector by giving outstanding value to our prospects.


To provide automotive products and solutions of this sort of high quality as to permit our prospects love excellent value although delighting other stakeholders

Incorporation and Tackle

GM Nigeria Restricted is incorporated in Nigeria underneath the Organizations & Allied Matters Act 1990 as a personal minimal liability corporation, and domiciled in Nigeria. The deal with of its registered business office is:
31, Mobolaji Johnson Street ,
Oregun Ikeja, Lagos .

Principal Actions

The principal routines of the corporation are: assembly of SKD (Semi Knocked Down) motor components to generate medium and weighty professional vans, importation of FBU (Completely Developed Device) decide on-ups, advertising and marketing and distribution of cars by way of its network or branches and dealers nationwide. The corporation provides solution aid for components and assistance at its Oregun plant, Port Harcourt branch, Abuja branch and by way of its various Parts and providers dealers. The corporation is also concerned in provision of complex instruction for workers, dealers and fleet customer’s staff.

The company’s solution vary includes Isuzu Mild, medium and weighty professional cars (all with a variety of body programs).

Shareholding Of Gm Nigeria Ltd

According to the register of users at thirty first December, 2007, the adhering to shareholders of the corporation held additional than ten% of the capital issued shared capital of the corporation:


Quantity of Shares

Proportion Held (%)

UAC of Nigeria Plc

seventy two,000,000


Basic Motors, Usa



Employees of GM motors Nigeria       12,000,000                                 ten

Source monetary statement GM motors 2007

1.two       Statement OF THE Difficulty

Really serious countrywide efforts in the direction of the enhancement of the automotive sector in Nigeria took location in the early seventies, with preliminary joint undertaking agreements among Peugeot and Volkswagen organizations. By 2001, there were about 20 unique enterprises producing unique forms of cars, from boats to vans, together with motorcycles and bicycles automobiles in Nigeria. The capacity utilization of the the vast majority of these organizations is, nevertheless, incredibly lower, largely due to the high price tag of importing the components essential to assemble cars, non authorities patronage and inadequate capital foundation of some of these corporations. By the introduction of the policy of lender consolidation a whole lot of Nigeria feels that the banking sector will see to the close of this issue. But on the contrary, Nigeria roadways are littered with imported second hand vehicle, numerous of them as previous as 10years, as the place is an eye-catching dumping floor for all forms of poisonous squander although a whole lot of automotive organizations in Nigeria winding up. For this reason this research is sets to study the affect of lender consolidation on automotive financing in Nigeria.

THE Aims OF THE Examine

     This research sets out to:

  1. To establish the consequences of lender consolidation on capital provision for the automobile sector in Nigeria.
  2. To provide a investigate oriented framework for the enhancement of great comprehending of the essential areas and importance of lender consolidation as it affects automotive sector in any financial system.
  3. To figure out the inherent romance among lender consolidation and capital provision for the automotive sector
  4. Identify the resent improve monetary statement of GM motors and the operating capital accessible for the sector

  Investigation Concerns

       The adhering to Investigation Concerns will as a result guild this research:

  1. In what way does the lender consolidation impact funding for the automotive sector in Nigeria?
  2. What are the rewards that the automotive sector has derive from lender consolidation exercising?
  3. To what extent does Banking companies consolidation provide a vehicle for automotive sector survival in a dynamic company natural environment?
  4. To what extent does lender consolidation enrich growth in the automotive industries?
  5. To what extent does the resultant impact of banking institutions consolidation improve the market place likely of the automotive sector


The adhering to said investigate hypotheses will guild this research:

 Hypothesis 1

Ho: There is no substantial affect of lender consolidation and capital provision for the automotive sector in Nigeria.

H1: There is a substantial affect of lender consolidation and capital provision for the automotive sector in Nigeria.

Hypothesis two

Ho: Banking companies consolidation do not provides a vehicle for automotive sector survival and growth, in a dynamic company natural environment.

H1: Banking companies consolidation provides a vehicle for automotive sector survival in a dynamic company natural environment.

Hypothesis 3

H0: The impact banking institutions mergers does not improve the market place likely of the automotive sector

H1: The impact of banking institutions merger will increase the market place likely of the automotive sector

1.6       Importance OF THE Examine

The investigate is substantial in the adhering to approaches: To begin with, it will enable buyers in the automobile sector to suitable the chances offered by the consolidation exercising in that individual sector.

Secondly, it will further help business owners to understand the relevance of consolidation of banking institutions to capital provision and finally, it will serve as useful source of content for researchers and learners. THE SCOPE/DELIMITATION OF THE Examine

This Examine will be minimal to Sixty a person staffs of GM motor Nigeria Ltd. It will handles the funding of the automotive sector in Nigeria.


 The research only appeared at the affect of lender consolidation on the automotive sector. The population of the research handles only the personnel of GM motors Ltd Oregun, Lagos. Hence, this research could not be generalized.

As the researcher was the sole interviewer and instrument of this research, researcher bias could be attainable in any of the interpretations. Though the researcher worked challenging to retain out any particular viewpoints, the risk of subjectivity could continue to be current.

Also, it is attainable that respondents didnt give correct info about their functions in other to manage some degree of social dignity. Human Assets supervisor of the business also had to remedy job interview thoughts from the researcher. This offered a particular degree of uncomfortableness and uncertainty as he was nervous that he could be judged by his responses. And finally the dearth of literature supplies in the automobile sector also was a key challenge

 Summary of Results

This operate examined the impacts of banking institutions consolidation on automotive sector financing, applying G.M Motor Ltd as a circumstance research. Sixty copies of questionnaires were dispersed, fifty a person were returned giving eighty five% response price. The final results of the conclusions clearly show that:consolidation have offered a vehicle for automotive sector survival and growth in a dynamic company natural environment.

All over again, automotive sector looks to increase due to banking institutions consolidation that can provide enormous capital necessity in circumstance of expansion by way of new products and solutions enhancement or acquisition of compact automotive organizations and this is commonly a strategy to sort international alliances developed to monopolize and broaden the brand impression when merger happen and reach in some circumstances political ability. In addition, banking institutions consolidation provides a vehicle for automotive industry’s’ corporate survival and growth in a dynamic monetary natural environment as it boosts the toughness of automotive sector and as a result it boosts automotive industry’s monetary capacity. Also the final results showed that banking institutions merger provides economies of scale and reach some sort of synergy for the automotive sector and the resultant affect of banking institutions consolidation will increase the market place likely of the automotive sector.

The investigate also revealed that banking institutions consolidation outcome in a larger market place price and larger earnings for each share coupled with improvements in its steadiness although viewpoint is divided as to whether the dividend prior to and immediately after automotive sector alliances cannot be maintained immediately after the consolidation in purchase for the market place price of the automotives stock to be founded.

Banking companies consolidation looks to improve corporate ability and strengthen market place share in some circumstances, resulting in a larger price earning ratio. The operate also showed that lender consolidation aids the automotive sector in financing that would not otherwise be attainable to acquire, which helps to reach some synergistic impact without the need of potent bank’s monetary capital foundation.

Also revealed by the research is the simple fact that banking institutions Consolidation brings about adverse automotive sector monetary sustainable consequences due to the fact the anticipated rewards did not materialize for anticipated price tag reductions were not forthcoming as a result it need to outcome in larger earnings or strengthen its steadiness. In addition, the conclusions showed that banking institutions merger is vested in automotive sector capacity to foster growth and the resultant profitability which will otherwise be complicated and practically be impossible without the need of banking institutions potent capitalization


Nigerian’s automobile sector is a person of the continent’s fastest increasing sectors, but it lacks the needed regional engineering and finance to absolutely harness its likely and contribute to countrywide growth and enhancement. This point out of affairs has ensured that investing in the sector has grow to be the protect of just a couple of international organizations in the automobile sector, largely primarily based outdoors of the continent. Bank Consolidation launched in Nigeria in 2005, is an expression of potent desire of Nigeria authorities to fortify an instrument for boosting banking effectiveness, measurement, and developmental roles in her financial system. It is pertinent to know that this exercising has assisted the automaker sector to increase capital that could be demand in occasions of growth as well as despair and profitable entry into products and solutions market place as well as into new geographical marketplaces in Nigeria. The main intent of corporate entities has been to improve the monetary and operational toughness. Banking companies, consolidation has helped in taking part in vital roles of supporting the serious sector like automotive sector in a international context as a result banking institutions have remained a new phenomenon in financing significant jobs in automotive sector in the corporate company planet.

Outdoors the capital provision the automobile sector in Nigeria has also experienced a whole lot a lot neglect than other sectors ( Abiodun 2008). In seeking to reach success in this sector vigorous efforts need to be designed to counter some of this things which are known to have hindered achievement in this sector in the earlier like ability, regional content policy and restriction on the importation of cars and trucks which can be domestically assembled listed here. Work need to be designed to maintain this small advancement that has been recorded in this sector as outcome of lender consolidation.


Centered on the conclusions from the research and the facts at the disposal of the researchers, the adhering to recommendations are designed

  • Standard and research assessment of the automotive components/components enhancement sector in Nigeria by the suitable authorities
  • Govt need to provide incentive steps to persuade the regional auto makers for  ensuring compliance with authorised regional programmes
  • The proper of inspection and other high quality assurance routines in factories, ports and roadways in pursuance of bare minimum regular of automobile on Nigeria Streets by the suitable authorities
  • Standard analysis of the pricing composition and high quality of the products and solutions of the assembly crops to assure intercontinental competitiveness
  • Forecasting the need and offer designs for a variety of forms of automotive cars developed in Nigeria and the essential uncooked content needs by the suitable authorities
  • The automobile sector need to liaise with suitable organisations charged with the manufacturing of uncooked supplies (this sort of as sheet metal alloy and exclusive metal) and make certain is accessible when essential

Last but not least, The Nigerian authorities as a subject of urgency need to articulate insurance policies that can promote the enhancement of regional engineering. Standard complex capacities which need to include things like discouraging imports of completely developed up units, giving incentives to regional assemblers to improve regional content in manufacturing (tax reduction and subsidies) and regulations to assure regional content in different percentages.