BERLIN (Reuters) – Thyssenkrupp <TKAG.DE> has started a structured process to look for potential buyers of its elevators unit, it said on Wednesday, confirming a Reuters report from last week.
“We have clearly stated that, in addition to preparing for the IPO, we are also examining expressions of interest from potentially interested parties,” a spokesman for the group said in e-mailed comments.
Sources had told Reuters last week that Thyssenkrupp had launched a formal auction process in addition to plans for an initial public offering.
German business paper Handelsblatt had earlier reported that Thyssenkrupp would not list its elevators division, as previously announced, but sell it.
(Reporting by Christoph Steitz and Tassilo Hummel)