Ducati Brand For Sale? Now, Audi Buys Out.


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Re: Ducati Brand To Be Sold Out – Mahindra Bidding?

Ducati is a name known to all. In simple words, Ducati is to bikers what Ferrari and Lamborghini are to the car enthusiasts. Now this renowned Italian bike major is on sale for one billion pounds and looking for a “world class industrial partner”. However the best part is, in the list of prospective buyers Mahindra is one of the names amongst BMW and Volkswagen. Do you think Mahindra will buy out? What is your opinion about it?

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When TATA Bought Jaguar ,,I felt tooo good ..

Is Dukati wanted A partner(Like Maruti and Suzuki) Or it is selling itself like jaguar ??
 
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Re: Ducati Brand To Be Sold Out – Mahindra Bidding?

Is Dukati wanted A partner(Like Maruti and Suzuki) Or it is selling itself like jaguar ??
They are entirely selling off the company, as explained by autosafari earlier.

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Re: Ducati Brand To Be Sold Out – Mahindra Bidding?

hey guys this story got sudden twist! hero motocorp can be new owner of ducati! [clap]


“Lots of people have been coming to us with Ducati: Not one banker but many bankers,” Pawan Kant Munjal, the managing director of Hero MotoCorp, said yesterday in an interview in New Delhi. “We’re talking to a lot of people. Not just Ducati, whoever comes to us, we talk to them.”

read more - Hero MotoCorp in Talks With
 
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Re: Ducati Brand To Be Sold Out – Mahindra Bidding?

If Hero buys Davidson ...
Then, will they decrease the prices of HD motorcycles ?
well buddy its possible but hero moto corp is thinking to buy ducati! maybe we can get cheaper ducatis soon [clap]
 
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Re: Ducati Brand To Be Sold Out – Mahindra Bidding?

guys maybe no indian company won bid. volkswagen might announce ducati buyout in a week..[cry]
 
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Re: Ducati Brand To Be Sold Out – Mahindra Bidding?

Suspense is now over. Audi (Volkswagen) has sealed the deal with Ducati for 1.12 Billion US Dollars.

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Re: Ducati Brand For Sale? Update: Audi Buys Out.

The Audi unit of Volkswagen Group reached an agreement to buy Ducati for €860 million . just like Lamborghini the ducati will strengthen up under VW.
 
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^^^ Resources buddy resources... Does Mahindra have enough capital to take on the second largest manufacturer in the world (VW) & one automobile giant (BMW)? Lets see.
Resources is all about mobilisation and If Mahindra is working out on buying Ducati, the mobilising resources will definitely not be a problem
Cheers Mahindra [cheers]
 
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Re: Ducati Brand For Sale? Now Audi Buys Out!

Audi completed the 860 million-euro ($1.06 billion) purchase of Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. and named its CEO, Rupert Stadler, to the motorcycle maker's board.

Audi Chief Financial Officer Axel Strotbek and executive Horst Glaser also will join the Italian manufacturer's board after the transaction was completed today, Bologna-based Ducati said in an e-mailed statement.

Ducati, the maker of the Monster, Diavel and Superbike models, was acquired by Audi's Lamborghini sports car unit from Milan-based private-equity firm Investindustrial Advisors S.p.A.

Deliveries last year totaled about 42,000 motorcycles, with revenue at 480 million euros.

Ducati employs about 1,100 people.

Current Ducati managers "will stay on board and remain responsible for business operations," Juergen De Graeve, a spokesman at Ingolstadt, Germany-based Audi, said earlier today.

Ducati CEO Gabriele Del Torchio will join Lamborghini's board, the motorcycle maker said.

Audi is owned by Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen AG, Europe's biggest carmaker. VW Group's other assets in Italy include design and technology unit Italdesign, founded by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who sketched the first Volkswagen Golf model.

VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech has long coveted the brand. He publicly expressed interest in buying Ducati in April 2008 before eventually losing out to Investindustrial. The purchase will make Ducati the 11th brand in VW's portfolio, alongside supercar marques Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti, mass-market brands such as Seat and Skoda and heavy-duty truck manufacturers Scania and MAN.

Earlier this month, the group agreed to buy the remaining 50.1 percent of Porsche SE's automotive business that it doesn't already own for 4.46 billion euros ($5.6 billion), which will add a 12th brand to VW's lineup.



Read more: http://www.autonews.com/article/20120719/ANE/120719830#ixzz218v3Ea3U
 
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Ducati Actually Bought by Lamborghini, not Audi

German automaker Audi has released its 2012 Interim Financial Report, which contained details on its July acquisition of Ducati. Interestingly enough, it was Lamborghini that actually bought Ducati – but at the end of the day, Audi still controls both brands.


It was originally reported that the buyout cost Audi $1.12 billion, but it turns out that the final buying price was around $980 million based on the exchange rate at the time. Interestingly enough, on paper, Ducati is a subsidiary of Lamborghini, which actually paid for the acquisition. Really the move is more symbolic than anything else; allowing Ducati to remain in the hands of Italian control, rather than German. Let’s make it clear though, Audi controls Lamborghini, which subsequently means it controls Ducati.

Interestingly enough though, the move could have been a strategic one for the Italian automaker, which faces fines as it struggles to meet European’s strict standards on vehicle emissions. By combining Lamborghini with Ducati, which manufactures vehicles that burn fewer emissions, Lamborghini could offset the difference and avoid some of those costly fines.

So did Audi really buy Ducati for its small engine technology? I am guessing it was part of it; but the major reason was a smart business move.
 

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FRANKFURT: Volkswagen is considering a possible sale of Italian motorcycle maker Ducati as Europe's largest carmaker seeks to streamline operations to fund a post-Dieselgate strategic overhaul, two people familiar with the matter informed Reuters.

The motorbike group may appeal to peers such as Chinese groups, India's Hero MotoCorp or investors such as the consortium which bought British sports car maker Aston Martin in 2007, the sources said.
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