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消息:吉利收购沃尔沃接近完成

来源:天星 更新日期:2010-03-24 点击:

Ford Motor Co. is on track to sell its Volvo car unit to a Chinese auto maker by the end of March as planned, according to a person familiar with the matter said late Monday.

知情人士周一晚间称,福特汽车公司(Ford Motor Co.)有望按计划在3月底前将其子公司沃尔沃(Volvo)出售给中国一家汽车制造商。

Last week, China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. Chairman Li Shufu told The Wall Street Journal he continues to expect to complete Geely's effort to acquire Volvo but indicated the talks have hit a snag because of unspecified problems at Ford.

上周,中国浙江吉利控股集团董事长李书福对《华尔街日报》表示,他仍然预计吉利能够完成对沃尔沃的收购,但他暗示,由于福特方面出了问题,谈判遇到了阻碍。福特方面具体出了什么问题还不清楚。

Mr. Li said the auto maker has 'done everything [it] can to prepare for the deal in accordance with the framework agreement' the two auto makers signed in December to allow Geely to acquire Ford's Swedish brand. The ball is now in Ford's court, he indicated.

李书福表示,吉利为了收购福特旗下的这个瑞典品牌,已经根据去年12月份两家公司达成的框架性协议尽了一切努力。他暗示,现在责任已经在福特一方。

A person familiar with the recent negotiations said Monday that 'the talks were never snagged to the point where people walked away from the table. In any of these types of deals, you come down the final stretch; it's a complex and difficult process.'

一位了解最新谈判的人士周一表示,谈判遇到的阻碍从来没有达到让人离开谈判桌的地步,任何这类交易中,你都要走完最后一段,它是一个复杂而艰难的过程。

The person said a last-minute snag could hold up the deal, but Ford did not expect one to emerge as a major stumbling block.

这位人士说,最后关头出现的阻碍仍有可能使交易陷入停顿,但福特方面认为不会出现重大障碍。

Geely, one of China's biggest privately owned auto makers, is financing a roughly $2 billon bid for Volvo with a combination of cash, bank loans and funds from a small number of investors.

吉利是中国最大的民营汽车生产商之一,正在为收购沃尔沃筹措共计约20亿美元的资金,其中包括现金、银行贷款和少数投资者提供的资金。

Ford has said they expect to sign a sale agreement in the first quarter.

福特方面曾表示,预计会在第一季度签署出售协议。

Geely's spokesman Yuan Xiaolin said the Chinese auto maker's talks to acquire Ford's Volvo car unit are proceeding, and that it is aiming to clinch the deal by the end of this month, as originally targeted by the two companies. 'Our goal of sealing the deal before the end of the first quarter remains unchanged,' Mr. Yuan said.

吉利发言人袁小林说,吉利收购沃尔沃的谈判正在进行当中,目标是在本月底前达成协议,这一目标是谈判双方一开始就立下的。他说,我们有关在第一季度结束之前签署协议的目标没有变化。

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