Goldman Sachs to invest $150M in Geely

A Goldman Sachs private equity fund is investing about $250 million in Chinese carmaker Geely Automobile, a move that could free up capital for Geely’s parent to bid on Ford‘s Volvo unit, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an unidentified source.

Goldman Sachs Capital Partners‘ purchase of Geely convertible bonds and warrants would give it an unspecified minority stake in the carmaker, the newspaper reported, citing a Geely executive.

Goldman Sachs and Geely officials were not immediately available to comment on the report. Geely said earlier this month that its parent was considering a bid for Volvo with a local government-backed investment firm. —Kirby Chien, Reuters