The German automaker has raised its $35 per share January offer as it looks to boost its 16.6% stake in the U.S. truck maker Navistar acquired in 2016. Analysts at Jefferies have said Navistar is worth at least $45 per share.
The company stated Traton’s proposal significantly undervalues it.
The truck sector faces pressure to consolidate and share the expenses of developing low-emission technologies. Traton and Navistar have been working together on purchasing and developing electric vehicle technology.