The European Union competition regulators have approved FoMoCo’s sale of Volvo to Chinese automaker Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. and the state-owned investment group Daqing. The EU executive body said in a statement that following their investigation, the European Commission concluded that the deal would not significantly hurt competition in Europe.
The Volvo/Geely deal is expected to be finalized sometime during the third quarter.
Geely will cash out a total of $1.8 billion for Volvo and its related assets. The Chinese automaker has previously said that it expects Volvo to break even in the fourth quarter of 2010.
– By: Stephen Calogera
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