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LeasePlan Group Acquired by Consortium
LeasePlan Corporation N.V., the global leader in fleet management and driver mobility, today announces that it has been informed by its current 100% shareholder Global Mobility Holding B.V. (a joint venture of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and Fleet Investments B.V.) that it has reached an agreement with a consortium of long-term investors (“the Consortium”) to acquire full ownership of LeasePlan. The total value of the transaction amounts to about EUR 3.7 billion. The Consortium plans to maintain LeasePlan’s diversified funding strategy going forward, supported by its investment grade rating. The agreement is subject to approval by the relevant regulatory and anti-trust authorities including the European Central Bank in consultation with the Dutch Central Bank. Closing is expected by the end of 2015 and is subject to obtaining these regulatory and anti-trust approvals.