Vodafone says to buy Italy's Cobra Automotive for 145 million euros
June 17, 2014, 12:00 am TWN
LONDON--British mobile phone giant Vodafone said Monday it planned to buy Italian firm Cobra Automotive Technologies for 145 million euros (US$196 million).
Vodafone said in a statement that it will launch an offer of 1.49 euros per share in cash in the coming weeks, valuing the group at the equivalent of 115 million pounds.
Cobra Automotive, which is based in Italy and listed on the Milan stock exchange, provides vehicle manufacturers, dealerships and customers with a range of products and services, including telematics, usage-based insurance, and vehicle tracking.
It has operations in Brazil, Britain, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain and Switzerland.