Daimler buys 20% stake in VW’s Heycar used-car platform

HAMBURG — Daimler will buy a 20 percent stake in Heycar, a used-car portal launched last year by rival Volkswagen Group, VW said.

Daimler is acquiring the shares through a capital increase at Mobility Trader Holding company, which operates Heycar through a subsidiary in Germany, VW said.

The purchase price was not made public. Volkswagen Financial Services confirmed last month that the two automakers were in advanced talks over a deal.

VW’s financing arm wants the online platform to compete in the used-cars market with German market leader mobile.de, which is part of eBay, and autoscout24.com, which is run by Scout24.

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