Harley-Davidson shares surge on rumors of takeover by private equity

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MILWAUKEE — Shares of Harley-Davidson traded higher at the end of last week on rumors of a possible takeover of the company.

New York-based private equity firm KKR & Company LP is reportedly scoping out the motorcycle manufacturer for a possible takeover that could take the company private.

Harley stocks have been declining in the past year, and the company recently laid off 250 workers.

Right now, Harley officials are declining to comment on the rumors.

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2 comments

  • A YOOPER

    I worked there as causal after they canned 30% of their work force A few years ago. The most arrogant bunch of workers that I have ever encountered. a few were ok. The women were by far the worst. $35 an hour? Us scabs were getting $18 hr. no benefits, nothing, with no chance of ever being a “real HD employee” I own a HD would never buy another . I hope new owners screw it into the ground!!!

    • Stan

      You knew exactly what you were getting into when you signed up for a causal position. End of rant!

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