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Eyeing IPO, Volvo Cars to take full control of its Chinese business

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  • Volvo Cars to buy out parent Geely from Chinese JVs
  • Two step deal seen formally completed in 2023
  • Geely considering options for Volvo Cars, including IPO

STOCKHOLM/BEIJING, July 21 (Reuters) – Volvo Cars has struck a deal to buy out parent company Zhejiang Geely Holding (GEELY.UL) from their joint ventures in China, in a move that could make a potential initial public offering (IPO) for the Swedish automaker more attractive to investors.

Hangzhou-based Geely, which also owns a 9.7% stake in Daimler (DAIGn.DE), said earlier this year it was considering options for Volvo, including an IPO and stock market listing. In February, Geely’s Hong Kong-listed unit Geely Automobile (0175.HK) and Volvo Cars scrapped plans to merge. read more

“These two transactions will create a clearer ownership structure within both Volvo Cars and Geely Holding,” Geely’s CEO Daniel Li said in a statement, which did not refer to the possible IPO.

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