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Widespread speculations that Bosch could acquire Whirlpool

There are widespread speculations that Bosch, a prominent German company, is contemplating a significant move to acquire Whirlpool, a leading US household appliance manufacturer. Multiple newspapers have reported that insiders familiar with the matter disclosed this information to Reuters. According to the 'Handelsblatt', Bosch has shown interest in making an offer for Whirlpool, which is seen as a rival to its own subsidiary, BSH Household Appliances.

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The potential acquisition remains uncertain, with no official confirmation from either Bosch or Whirlpool regarding the rumours. The prospect of acquiring Whirlpool does align with Bosch CEO Stefan Hartung's previous statements about expanding in the United States and pursuing strategic acquisitions. In a late-May interview with the Handelsblatt, Hartung expressed ambitions for growth in the US market and hinted at larger initiatives in the pipeline.


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