The name of the car manufacturer Porsche is attached to the curved facade of the newly built Porsche Center in Magdeburg.
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Volkswagen will price preferred shares in the planned initial public offering of Porsche AG at 76.50 euros to 82.50 euros ($76.61[ads1] to $82.62) per share, the automaker said on Sunday, generating proceeds of between 8.7 and 9, 4 billion euros.
The price range, which equates to a valuation of 70-75 billion euros, would make it Germany’s second-largest IPO in history and, at the upper end of the valuation, Europe’s third-largest on record, according to Refinitiv data.
Trading will begin on September 29, the automaker said.
A total of up to 113,875,000 preference shares from Volkswagen AG – which do not have voting rights – will be placed with investors during the IPO.
In line with an agreement reached earlier in September between Volkswagen AG and its largest shareholder Porsche SE, 25% plus one ordinary share in the sports car brand, which has voting rights, will go to Porsche SE at the price of the preferred shares plus a 7.5% premium .
That brings the total proceeds to between 9.36 billion and 10.10 billion euros, the statement said.
A stock exchange prospectus is expected to be published on Monday, after which institutional and private investors can subscribe to Porsche shares.
As part of the IPO, 911 million Porsche AG shares will be divided into 455.5 million preference shares and 455.5 million ordinary shares. Only the preference shares will be listed.