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Business breakup to better position Continental for megatrends

A new trend is emerging as more companies consider separating business units with little overlap. It's good for shareholder value and it could be pivotal for survival in an increasingly competitive landscape, writes Megan Lampinen

Spin-offs, mergers and separate share listings could be on the cards for Continental as the supplier giant confirms it is considering a strategic overhaul. Speculation has been rife, forcing it to come forward earlier than it would have otherwise with a recognition that plans are underway: “We confirm that we are in the early stages of analysing how our organisation can become even more flexible in response to the fast changing environment in the automotive industry.”…

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