VW and MAN <MANG.DE>, which is controlled by VW, together hold large
stakes of voting-strong A shares in Scania under Sweden's dual share
system, giving them nearly 90 percent of votes in the company with
about 60 percent of capital.
Industry analysts have said it would be very unusual for Volkswagen
to buy out minority shareholders when they already control a company
via its management and supervisory board.
Scania has a market capitalization of almost $16 billion, according
to Thomson Reuters data, valuing the shares VW does not control at
around $6.4 billion.
A Volkswagen spokesman declined to comment.
(Reporting by Andreas Cremer, Edward
Taylor; writing by Harro ten Wolde; editing by Keiron Henderson)
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