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Veoneer Divests Brake System JV in Japan and China

Auto News - Published on Thu, 13 Feb 2020

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Veoneer Inc has completed the sale of its 51% ownership in the Japanese VNBJ and Chinese VNBZ entities that comprise Veoneer Nissin Brake Systems VNBS to its joint venture partner Nissin-Kogyo Co Ltd and Honda Motor Co Ltd. On October 30, 2019, the parties first announced the execution of definitive agreements related to the divestiture of VNBJ and VNBZ. The aggregate purchase price is approximately $176 million. In connection with the closing of the transactions, Veoneer is being repaid an outstanding intercompany loan of approximately USD 20 million. In January 2020, Veoneer received an additional special dividend of approximately USD 5 million from the joint venture. The divestiture of VNBJ and VNBZ was structured as two separate transactions each of which was completed on February 3, 2020. The net effect on cash is expected to be around USD 170 million.

This divestiture was the next step in the strategic review of Veoneer’s brake systems business first announced in early 2019. On June 28, 2019, Veoneer acquired Nissin Kogyo’s interests in the US operations of VNBS and Veoneer now owns 100% of such US operations, now named Veoneer Brake Systems, or VBS.

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Posted By : Arun Huidrom on Thu, 13 Feb 2020
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