ARQIS / TMI are advising Volkswagen AG (VW) on its € 1.7 billion investment in Suzuki Motor Corp. (Suzuki). VW’s investment will result in a 19.9 % shareholding in Japan’s fourth largest automobile manufacturer and will provide VW with further access to the fast growing automotive business in Asia and boost its presence in the small car market.
VW will purchase treasury stock from Suzuki through a third party allotment of shares. Suzuki will utilize up to 50 % of the transaction proceeds for the purchase of VW stock. Closing of the transaction is scheduled for January 2010.
For further information on the transaction and ARQIS / TMI please see the attached » press release «.