Daimler Mobility Services, the mobility subsidiary of the German automobile consortium, has acquired a majority stake in Chauffeur Privé, one of the main private rental vehicle services in France.
With this operation Daimler Mobility Services controls more than 50% of the French company with the intention of acquiring Chauffeur Privé completely in 2019, as the company explained today in a press release.
In this way, Daimler Mobility Services, which together with the investee company has not wanted to disclose financial data of the operation, has a presence in 15 markets and strengthens its position as “leading provider of mobility services in Europe”.
The member of the Board of Directors of Daimler AG, responsible for Finance, Control and Financial Services, Bodo Uebber, has indicated that the group is “prepared to continue its transformation from a pure car manufacturer to a full-service mobility company while preparing the road for autonomous driving “.
For his part, the CEO of Daimler Financial Services, Klaus Entenmann, has detailed that “with this step, continues the expansion of the portfolio and presence in Europe”, in addition to continuing “consolidating the leadership position in multimodal mobility services “
The founder and CEO of Chauffeur Privé, Yan Hascoet, added that “Daimler is one of the strongest and future-oriented partners in the market”.
Portfolio of 1.5 million customers
Chauffeur Privé, founded in 2011, has more than 1.5 million customers and 18,000 drivers and operates in Paris, Lyon and the Côte d’Azur.
Daimler Mobility Services has interests in Blacklane, Careem, FlixBus, Turo and Via and is represented with mobility services in more than 100 cities in Europe, North America and China.