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Dunlop, M&M in race to buy S Korea’s Ssangyong Motor

Pawan Ruia-controlled tyre maker Dunlop and Anand Mahindra-led Mahindra and Mahindra have submitted preliminary bids to acquire South Korea’s bankrupt SsangYong Motor.

business Updated: May 28, 2010 22:17 IST

Pawan Ruia-controlled tyre maker Dunlop and Anand Mahindra-led Mahindra and Mahindra have submitted preliminary bids to acquire South Korea’s bankrupt SsangYong Motor.

Friday was the last day for submitting bids for the $500-million (Rs 2,321-crore) Ssangyong Motor (SM), which has been undergoing a restructuring since 2009, after suffering heavily due to the downturn. It mainly manufactures SUVs.

When contacted, a spokesperson of the Ruia Group confirmed putting in the bid but declined any further details. An M&M spokesperson said, “As a company policy we do not comment on speculative reports.”

M&M and the Ruia Group will have to slug it out with South Korea’s Renault Samsung and the deal could be worth up to $600-800 million.