Volkswagen wants to spin off Italian subsidiaries via the stock exchange

The Volkswagen Group is considering separating its Italian subsidiaries Lamborghini, Ducati and Italdesign and listing them on the stock exchange. The group needs money for investments. The Ferrari example shows that the model can work.

With powerhouses like the Lamborghini Veneno, the Italian sports car manufacturer has been able to catch up with its eternal competitor Ferrari.

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Yet it is not so far. But the Volkswagen Group is making initial preparations for a spin-off of the Italian subsidiaries Lamborghini, Italdesign and Ducati, which formally belong to the VW subsidiary Audi. VW CEO Herbert Diess confirmed at a conference call to review the legal structure of the subsidiaries. This spurred the rumors about the spin-off that had been circulating for weeks, as well as the return of long-time Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann to the top of the sports car manufacturer. The German-Italian is returning to Italy on December 1st and is considered a favorite for the head of a listed Italo group, in which Volkswagen is likely to want to keep the majority.

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