Autohome takeover bid for iCar Asia (ASX:ICQ)

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by Katrina Bullock

Automotive portal operator, iCar Asia (ASX:ICQ) has received a non-binding proposal from Autohome Inc. to acquire the shares of iCar for A$0.50 cash per share by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Autohome operates an automotive Internet platform for consumers in China.

It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of US$11.5 billion.

The proposal is subject to a number of conditions including negotiation and signing of transaction documentation, FIRB approval and iCar shareholder and court approval.

Shares in iCar Asia (ASX:ICQ) are trading 33.3 per cent higher at 44 cents.