Volvo Cars, owned by Geely Sweden Holdings AB, announced today that it would be trimming the price of its initial public offering (IPO) to US$6.15 per share.

The Swedish car manufacturer had set an initial price range between US$6.15-US$7.55 but today announced it has settled at the bottom end of that spectrum.

As a result, Volvo hopes to raise proceeds of approximately US$2.3bln from the new issue of common shares in the offering.

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At the issue price, Volvo would be valued at just over $18bn, well below US$23bn it would have hope for at the top-end of the price range.

Geely, which paid Ford US$1.8bln for Volvo Cars in 2010, would not exercise an over-allotment option.

The amended offering would result in a free float of 16% to 17.9%.

The first day of trading on Nasdaq Stockholm is now excepted on 29 October, a day later than planned.

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