Ford Sells Volvo to Geely for $1.8 Billion

Ford Sells Volvo to Geely for $1.8 Billion
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Ford Motor Co. has announced it has reached a final agreement to sell its Swedish Volvo brand to China’s Geely Holding Group. The sale price is set at $1.8 billion, a fraction of the $6.5 billion Ford paid to buy Volvo back in 1999. The sale of the Volvo brand completes Ford’s corporate strategy to… Continue Reading...

Report: Volvo Sale to Geely Set for February 8th

Report: Volvo Sale to Geely Set for February 8th
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According to a recent report, Ford’s sale of Volvo to Chinese automaker Geely could go through as early as February 8th. Ford and Geely have already announced they are working out details of a plan with the latest rumor indicating that the sale could be for as little as $1.6 billion, with a $1.8 billion… Continue Reading...

Report: Ford, Geely Reach Agreement on Sale of Volvo

Report: Ford, Geely Reach Agreement on Sale of Volvo
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Ford Motor Co. and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely) have reached a general agreement on the terms of a sale that would see Ford’s loss making Volvo unit sold to the Chinese automaker. An initial agreement is set to be signed in the first quarter of 2010, with the transaction complete in Q2. Ford said… Continue Reading...

Report: Sale of Volvo One Step Closer as Ford, Geely Reach Agreement on Intellectual Property Rights

Report: Sale of Volvo One Step Closer as Ford, Geely Reach Agreement on Intellectual Property Rights
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Ford’s sale of its Swedish Volvo brand to Chinese automaker Geely has moved one step closer to completion with news that the two companies have reached an agreement on intellectual property rights issues. The agreement will see Geely take over control of all technology developed exclusively by Volvo, and still allow Volvo to use any… Continue Reading...

Report: Volvo Bidder Geely Planning to Double Swedish Automaker’s Sales

Report: Volvo Bidder Geely Planning to Double Swedish Automaker’s Sales
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Ford’s preferred Chinese bidder to purchase the automaker’s Swedish Volvo unit has announced a plan that would see Volvo doubt its sales in the coming years. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which owns and operated Chinese automaker Geely, has said it believes it could boost total sales to close to one million vehicles globally, up significantly… Continue Reading...

Report: Ford Focuses on Geely as Buyer for Volvo

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Report: Ford Focuses on Geely as Buyer for Volvo
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Ford named Chinese automaker Geely Holding Co. as its preferred bidder for Volvo. “Ford believes Geely has the potential to be a responsible future owner of Volvo and to take the business forward while preserving its core values and the independence of the Swedish brand,” said Ford Chief Financial Officer Lewis Booth in a statement…. Continue Reading...

Report: U.S. Group Emerges as Rival to China’s Geely in Bid for Volvo

Report: U.S. Group Emerges as Rival to China’s Geely in Bid for Volvo
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For several months Chinese automaker Geely has been touted as the front runner in the bid for Volvo, but  now a U.S.-based group has emerged with a credible offer. Calling itself the Crown consortium, the group consists of several private equity firms and is fronted by two industry experts: Michael Dingman, a former Ford director;… Continue Reading...

Report: Volvo Sale to China’s Geely Pegged for October

Report: Volvo Sale to China’s Geely Pegged for October
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Ford’s sale of Swedish automaker Volvo to China’s Geely Automotive may start next month. According to a report in Swedish business daily Dagens Industri, Geely is the only company to actually submit a competitive bid. In July Ford reps commented that the automaker was discussing with several potential buyers. Ford has reportedly set the a… Continue Reading...

Kiss Saturn Goodbye: Dealers Ponder Plan to Sell Chinese or Indian-Made Cars

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Kiss Saturn Goodbye: Dealers Ponder Plan to Sell Chinese or Indian-Made Cars
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After General Motors made it clear in its viability report submitted to the U.S. Treasury that the future of Saturn was uncertain at best, it appears as though Saturn’s network of dealers has its own plan. Dan Januska, owner of Saturn of Scottsdale, told the Wall Street Journal that the dealers have been in talks… Continue Reading...