March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Johnson Controls Inc., the biggest U.S. auto-parts supplier, will buy 49 percent of Turkish car-battery seller Karat Guc Sistemleri Sanayi & Ticaret AS through two subsidiaries, Turkey’s antitrust authority said.
CRH Otomotiv Sanayi & Ticaret Ltd. Sti, wholly owned by Johnson Controls, and Johnson Controls Hybrid & Recycling GmbH will buy the stake, the regulator said on its website.
Istanbul-based Karat distributes several battery brands, including Varta and Energizer, both owned by Johnson Controls.
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