China’s Gilly Holding acquires a 7.6% stake in Aston Martin
On September 30, 2022, Gili Holding Group, the parent company of Gili Automotive Group in China,
It has acquired a 7.6 percent stake in AstonMartin Laganda of the United Kingdom, it said in an interview with the China Daily.
Daniel Donghui, CEO of Gilly Holding Group, said he could contribute to Aston Martin’s future success through well-established performance and technology, according to the media.
He also said that as Aston Martin continued to carry out strategies to achieve long-term, sustainable growth and profitability growth,
He added that he expects to explore potential opportunities for mutual cooperation.
In addition to its stake in AstonMartin, Gilly Holdings has Volvo as a subsidiary and shares in Daimler, Proton of Malaysia and Lotus of Britain.
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