Nokia announced today that it has completed the sale of its HERE digital mapping and location services business to a consortium of leading automotive companies, comprising AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG.
The transaction which was originally announced on August 3, 2015, valued HERE at an enterprise value of EUR 2.8 billion, subject to certain purchase price adjustments. Based on the current estimates of such adjustments, Nokia received net proceeds from the transaction of approximately EUR 2.55 billion at closing, which is consistent with Nokia’s earlier estimated net proceeds of slightly above EUR 2.5 billion. Final adjustments will be made based on the verified closing balance sheet. As previously announced, Nokia expects to book a gain on the sale and a related release of cumulative foreign exchange translation differences totaling approximately EUR 1 billion as a result of the transaction.
The sale of HERE is the latest stage of Nokia’s transformation ahead of its planned combination with Alcatel-Lucent, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016.