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It has started, Porsche has just launched a bid to take control of Volkswagen, valuing the company at €35.8bn. Porsche has made its offering after increasing its stake in VW to 30.94%.

It is unlikely Porsche will get majority control of VW but the bid allows them to grown their position in VW without having to make further offers to buy the whole company, which is quite handy since Porsche doesn't quite have all that cash.
 

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Deep Pockets indeed, is it really a bad thing? Porsche product placement with VW Products might be on the way, imagine a Golf GTi fettled by Porsche.
 

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Deep Pockets indeed, is it really a bad thing? Porsche product placement with VW Products might be on the way, imagine a Golf GTi fettled by Porsche.
Just don't let them anywhere near the styling. :eek:

If you think VW's are boring now......
 

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It's the Germans pulling togther to protect their motor industry from outside influences !!

Shame the British car industry didn't do the same !! :(

(Except a certain Mr. Richards that is !! ;) )
 

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Deep Pockets indeed, is it really a bad thing? Porsche product placement with VW Products might be on the way, imagine a Golf GTi fettled by Porsche.
Never said it was. It may be a bad thing for further development of the Bugatti brand.
 

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Somehow I can't picture Porsche and Audi in the same group, given Audi's latest R8, and the ownership of Lamborghini. :confused:

What's the big picture here? Porsche extending itself into a wide range of brands a la GM? So they can do worse than they are now? :rolleyes:
 

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Ferdinand Porche started it all so sort of buying back the farm so to speak ....of course you can blame the British for restarting the VW brand after WW2...Just a good thing it was the Germans making them and not the British as the British Car industry management could not run a ****-up in a Brewery ;)
 

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What's the big picture here? Porsche extending itself into a wide range of brands a la GM? So they can do worse than they are now? :rolleyes:
They are protecting their supply lines (and purchasing power vs suppliers) as well as their vested interested as Porsche has always had a relatively large share ownership of VW AG.
Have my posts become invisible then :confused: :confused: :rolleyes:
 

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:p

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Just to put things in perspective, VW is about twice as big as Porsche in terms of its market value.

Which is actually not bad at all considering VW has about 30 times more employees than Porsche.
 
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