BERLIN— Volkswagen AG is contemplating itemizing as a lot as 25% of its sports activities automotive maker Porsche AG , a transfer that analysts mentioned might increase the market worth of all the Volkswagen group and lift money wanted for funding in electrical automobiles and new expertise.
The thought of itemizing Porsche or promoting a stake in luxurious automotive maker Audi isn’t new inside Volkswagen’s high administration, however folks conversant in the corporate’s considering mentioned talks inside Volkswagen have taken on higher urgency as the corporate pivots arduous towards electrical automobiles and sees its market worth dwarfed by expertise rivals akin to Tesla Inc .
The discussions are nonetheless at a really early stage, the folks mentioned, including that if Volkswagen determined to maneuver ahead with the itemizing, it won’t occur till subsequent 12 months, if in any respect.
Volkswagen shares rose virtually 4% to €167.80, equal to about $203, in late afternoon buying and selling on the Frankfurt inventory change.
The corporate declined to remark a few potential itemizing of Porsche.