Porsche’s controlling families will agree on Thursday to accept an offer by Volkswagen to buy its sports car business Porsche AG for roughly 8 billion euros ($11.28 billion), Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.
Germany’s leading weekly magazine wrote that the rival Porsche and Piech clans, which own 100 percent of
Porsche SE votes, will approve the two-stage takeover at a supervisory board meeting on July 23.
Volkswagen would purchase a 49.9 percent stake in Porsche AG and at a later date acquire the rest, in a deal that would create an integrated automotive group with 10 brands under the leadership of the Wolfsburg-based carmaker.
The sale would help Porsche SE pay off most of its debt, which two sources told Reuters has ballooned to considerably more than 10 billion euros.
Source: Automotive News