“Apple is considering the acquisition of automaker McLaren
Apple is in talks with McLaren Technology Group, maker of sports cars and owner of the eponymous Formula 1 team, on a full acquisition.
That sources Wednesday at the Financial Times.
There are already two years rumors about the production of its own electric car by Apple. The company would be there in 2021, the market want to enter, but according to the latest reports, the development of the ‘Apple Car’ stiffer than expected.
McLaren has a lot of in-house knowledge, both about the construction of cars as it is about creating software that is used in the systems. The two companies have not commented on the overnamegerucht.
According to the sources, the FT would McLaren between 1 and 1.5 billion pound (1.2 to 1.7 billion euro) have to earn.
Apple is not known for large acquisitions, but bought two years ago, however, the koptelefoonmaker Beats by Dr Dre for an amount of $ 3 billion. Also put out Apple recently $ 1 billion in the Chinese taxi service Didi Chuxing, who later became the Chinese branch of Uber, took over.
Last year was McLaren 1.654 cars, that 450 million pounds of revenue generated. The company turned a loss in 2014, the latest year for which financial figures are known.