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Chinese Tyre Maker To Make Bid For Pirelli

Hans March 23, 2015 10:11

China National Tyre and Rubber Company (CNRC) will be making a takeover bid for Italian tyre maker Pirelli, reports the New York Times. 

CNRC's bid for Pirelli is made via Camfin, Pirelli's largest shareholder, which has agreed to sell its 26.2 percent stake in Pirelli to CNRC.

Camfin's owners - among others include Nuove Partecipazioni, which is owned by Pirelli's chairman and CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera - will then form a partnership controlled by CNRC, which will then hold the stake in Pirelli before initiating a takeover bid for all of Pirelli's outstanding shares.

If successful, CNRC will reportedly seek to delist Pirelli and integrate Pirelli within CNRC.

Pirelli has been the sole tyre supplier for Formula One since 2011, after Bridgestone pulled out of the sport. 

About Hans

As someone who appreciates cars not just for their horsepower value but also for their cultural significance, he is interested in the art of manufacturing and selling cars just as much as driving them. Prior to swapping spread sheets for a word processor, he spent his previous life in product planning and market research.


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