Friday, October 31, 2014   

Large Scania shareholder accepts Volkswagen bid
(04-24 16:43)

Volkswagen has come closer to realizing its ambition to takeover Scania after the fourth largest shareholder in the Swedish truck maker announced it will accept the 6.7 billion-euro bid.
Fund manager Swedbank Robur on Thursday said it thinks the offer of 200 kronor per Scania share is reasonable.
Europe's biggest auto manufacturer said late February it wants to purchase the 37.4 percent of Scania it doesn't already own. Swedish pension fund AP4 and the Skandia Liv financial group have previously said they won't accept the bid.
With the acceptance from Swedbank Robur it will be more difficult for the naysayers to get the 10 percent backing they need to block the offer, which expires on Friday.
Scania shares rose by 7.5 percent to 186 kronor in Stockholm. --AP   
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