ROUNDUP: Italian company Leonardo joins the Hensoldt arms company
TAUFKIRCHEN / ROME – Italian defense and aviation group Leonardo has made the race to enter German defense electronics manufacturer HENSOLDT. U.S. financial investor KKR is selling a 25.1 percent stake to Italians, Hensoldt announced on Saturday in Taufkirchen, near Munich. A corresponding sales contract was concluded. Leonardo pays 23 euros per share and therefore about 606 million euros in total, as announced by the Italians. Hensoldt had already confirmed KKR talks with various stakeholders about the stock package during the week. Authorities have yet to approve the deal.
VW’s subsidiary Porsche wants to build a battery factory in Tübingen
FRANKFURT / STUTTGART – The Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen (VW) vz) is apparently moving forward with its planned network of six European battery factories. Sports car subsidiary Porsche wants to build a battery factory for high-performance cells in Tübingen, as Porsche boss Oliver Blume said in an interview with the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung” (“FAS”). “Battery cells are a basic technology for the German automotive industry that we need to have in our own country,” Blume said.
Head of VW Seat subsidiary: Probably even bigger chip problems in the second quarter
LONDON / MARTORELL – The Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen (VW) vz) fears even greater difficulties in the current quarter due to the continued pause in the supply of electronic chips. “Suppliers and also from the Volkswagen group itself tell us that we face considerable challenges in the second quarter, probably even more difficult than in the first quarter,” Seatne head Wayne Griffiths said in an interview with the Financial Times (“FT” / online). The VW group had already talked about the fact that around 100,000 cars could not have been produced as planned during the first quarter due to a lack of chips, and that it will probably not be able to recover during the course of the year. .
Diesel issue ROUNDUP 2 / VW: Prosecutors charge 15 more executives
BRAUNSCHWEIG – Investigators into the Volkswagen diesel issue (Volkswagen (VW) vz) have sent more than 1,500 pages with complaints to the Braunschweig regional court. They accuse 15 other executives of the VW group (Volkswagen (VW) vz) and a supplier, as Attorney General Klaus Ziehe said about the German Press Agency in Braunschweig. You are accused of aiding and abetting tax evasion fraud, aiding and abetting indirect false certification and criminal advertising. The prosecution did not mention any names.
ROUNDUP: VW’s subsidiary, Moia, has difficulties: operation interrupted due to Corona
HAMBURG – Two years after the start of shared taxi provider Moia in Hamburg, the VW subsidiary (Volkswagen (VW) vz) finds it extremely difficult due to the crown pandemic. After the electric minibuses had to stop working a year ago in April and May 2020 due to the crown, now also the second anniversary fell water. Most vehicles have been in the garage unused since Christmas last year. Currently, Moia only offers travel between midnight and 6 a.m. on behalf of the city as a replacement for the interrupted HVV night operation. In April, about 17,000 passengers have been transported so far, a spokeswoman for the German news agency said.
The malaria vaccine was first developed with a high degree of efficacy
OXFORD – A malaria vaccine developed by Oxford University has for the first time in a clinical study achieved the 75% efficacy mark of the World Health Organization. The preparation under the name “R21 / Matrix-M” reduced the risk of disease by 77 percent in a phase II study, according to a university statement. However, the study was quite small: it included a total of 450 children aged 5 to 17 months in Burkina Faso.
Champions League in mind: Dortmund are close to Wolfsburg
WOLFSBURG – Erling Haaland’s second goal was almost a symbol of Borussia Dortmund’s great recovery in the Champions League. A VfL Wolfsburg defender played a bad pass and Mahmoud Dahoud picked it up. The BVB professional passed the ball directly to Haaland, and ran more than half of the field of play towards the goal.
UEFA boss: next week there is talk of a penalty for Super League teams
NYON – UEFA President Alexander Ceferin has announced that there will be more debates next week about possible punishments for the remaining co-founders of the Superliga. “We are still waiting for legal assessments and then we will say so. But everyone has to bear the consequences of their decisions and they know it,” the head of the UEFA European Football Union said in an interview with the AP news agency.
‘WSJ’: Nestle negotiates acquisition of American vitamin maker Bountiful
ZURICH – The food company Nestlé seems to want to strengthen itself in the field of dietary supplements with a purchase of one billion dollars. The group is in talks over the purchase of American vitamin maker Bountiful, people familiar with the facts have told the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). According to the report released Friday evening, a deal worth a million dollars could be closed next week.
The federal government has paid more than 100 million euros to the victims of Thomas Cook
BERLIN – A year and a half after the collapse of travel group Thomas Cook, the federal government has so far paid about 103 million euros to damaged customers. The sum is distributed in about 74,000 cases, a spokesman for the Ministry of Justice announced in Berlin on Sunday. As a result, 32,000 more are still pending payment (as of April 20). According to the ministry, those affected who have registered on a special portal should receive the money before June 30. The “Mannheimer Morgen” had previously reported the figures.
The contract of the head of Ams, Everke, has been extended for three years
THANK YOU – The contract of the head of the Austrian sensor manufacturer ams Alexander Everke has been extended for another three years. The listed company announced this decision of the Supervisory Board on Friday evening. For the extended supervisory board, the committee has appointed former Siemens Austria chief Brigitte Ederer and Margarete Haase as candidates for the next annual general meeting. Haase is a member of the supervisory board of OSRAM AG, which recently became part of Ams.
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