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Saudi Arabia’s PIF in talks to inject $250M into Chinese car maker

The kingdom is looking to develop its electric vehicle market as its economy diversifies away from oil.
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Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is reportedly in talks to invest at least $250 million into Chinese electric vehicle maker Human Horizons Group Inc as the kingdom expands its domestic automotive industry.

The Saudi sovereign wealth fund could buy the Shanghai-based company for around $3 billion, sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. They said that the company has been exploring strategic options including raising as much as $1 billion from private investors to help propel growth.

Morgan Stanley and UBS have been working on an initial public offering for Human Horizons, Bloomberg previously reported.

Al-Monitor has contacted the PIF and Human Horizons for comment. 

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