Berkshire Hathaway has sold almost 6 million Hong Kong-listed shares in China electric vehicle giant BYD for $145.38 million, a stock exchange filing said,
The sale lowered Berkshire’s holdings in BYD’s total issued H-shares to 16.62% on November 8, down from 17.15%, Friday’s filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange showed.
BYD’s total sales over the first half of the year more than quadrupled to 633,777, making it the world’s biggest maker of EVs.
However, shares plunged almost 12% when speculation started in July that US billionaire investor Warren Buffett was looking to sell or adjust his stake.
The carmaker plans to expand into Europe, with plans to start sales in Germany and Sweden towards the end of the year.
- Reuters, with additional editing from Alfie Habershon