McLaren Gets $760 Million From Investors Including Saudi Fund
McLaren Group Ltd. obtained $760 million in funding from investors including Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund as the supercar maker and racing team owner tries to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Funds managed by Ares Management Corp. and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund have committed to invest 400 million pounds ($550 million) in the form of preference shares and equity warrants
- Existing shareholders, including sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat and a limited number of new private investors, to invest 150 million pounds in the form of convertible preference shares
- Link to McLaren statement
McLaren, controlled by Bahrain’s Mumtalakat, has been hit by the pandemic that has delayed the Formula 1 racing series and forced it to halt automotive production.
The closely held British supercar maker in April sold and leased back its headquarters in Woking, near London, and agreed to sell as much as a third of its racing unit to a consortium of U.S.-based investors.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc and HSBC Holdings Plc advised McLaren on the transaction.
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