|Year of entry:||2013|
|Other major shareholders||
Investindustrial, Kuwaiti funds
|Presence in governing bodies:||1 seat on the Board of Directors|
Aston Martin was founded in 1913 in London and is currently one of the most exclusive sports car Brand and the sole relevant independent one. The company operates in the ultra-luxury segment of the automotive industry, where units sold are measured in few thousands vehicles per year, compared to tens of million in the mass-market segments and million in the premium segments.
Post shareholding reshaping in 2013, leaded by Investindustrial, Aston Martin signed a significant strategic partnership with Daimler AG. The agreement will allow, among others, the electronic configuration of the new vehicles and the development of bespoke engines.
The company is in the middle of an aggressive growth plan and portfolio renewal, which will be initiated with the launching of the long-awaited DB11 by end of 2016.