Merger

Would the U.S. really let Fiat Chrysler sell Jeep to Great Wall?
Would the U.S. really let Fiat Chrysler sell Jeep to Great Wall?

A week ago, we learned that Chinese automaker Great Wall is very, very interested in purchasing Jeep from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. If Great Wall were to make a formal offer, there are perfectly good reasons that FCA might accept it (e.g. moolah) or reject it (e.g. more moolah from another...Read More»

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Fiat Chrysler may have found a buyer in China, but who?

For nearly three years (and maybe longer), Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has been looking for a pal, a partner to help him improve the FCA lineup and lay a strong foundation for the company's future. After being rebuffed and left-swiped by a handful of potential soulmates, he may have finally...Read More»

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Match game: Volkswagen may be interested in merging with Fiat Chrysler, too

A week ago, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' merger-minded CEO, Sergio Marchionne, said that he fully expected Volkswagen to come a-courtin' "at the relevant time". This week, Volkswagen CEO Matthias Muller confirmed that, yeah, he might be interested in a hook-up, too. That's a rapid about-face for...Read More»

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Marchionne: Volkswagen might buy Fiat Chrysler to protect itself

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' CEO Sergio Marchionne is still on the lookout for a business partner. He has a hunch, though, that the partner may come looking for him. Speaking on the floor of the Geneva Motor Show earlier this week, Marchionne indicated that he'd be open to pursuing a merger with...Read More»

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Uber merges with Chinese rival, Didi Chuxing

Tesla isn't the only company with an urge to merge today: ride-sharing powerhouse Uber plans to merge its operations in China with the market-dominating Didi Chuxing. Details of the plan came from Didi Chuxing, which will own Uber's brand and data in China. Under the terms of the merger, Uber China...Read More»

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Nissan takes controlling stake in Mitsubishi for $2.2 billion

Hot on the heels of yesterday's stunning revelation that Mitsubishi Motors probably lied about fuel economy stats on all of its Japanese-market vehicles comes word that the troubled automaker has sold a controlling stake of its shares to Nissan. The deal includes Nissan's purchase of 506.6 million...Read More»

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Sergio Marchionne Has Given Up His Dream Of Merging Fiat Chrysler With GM (For Now, Anyway)

For months, Sergio Marchionne has spoken very publicly about wanting to merge Fiat Chrysler Automobiles with General Motors. Some have worried that FCA's CEO might resort to drastic measures to achieve his dream, but it appears he's finally given up -- at least for the next five years. GM wasn't...Read More»

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Sergio Marchionne's Magnificent Obsession With GM: How Does It End?

Many jokes have been made about Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne and his curious -- some would say quixotic -- quest to merge FCA with General Motors. At first, it seemed like an idea that came out of a happy-hour brainstorming session, a piece of spaghetti that didn't quite stick to...Read More»

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Will Sergio Marchionne Force His Way Into A Merger With GM? Should He?

In late May, rumors began circulating that the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Sergio Marchionne, had proposed a merger with General Motors in an email to CEO Mary Barra. By all accounts, Barra shot him down, refusing to discuss the matter further. But as Bloomberg reports, Barra's would-be...Read More»

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What Would Apple Have Gained From Buying Tesla (And Vice Versa)?

The San Francisco Chronicle has suggested that tech giant Apple seriously considered purchasing start-up automaker Tesla. How seriously? Reporters Thomas Lee and David R. Baker say that Apple's mergers and acquisitions chief, Adrian Perica, met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk last spring, presumably to...Read More»

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Chrysler Is Going Public, Fiat Merger Could Be Just Around The Bend

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee may be nowhere in sight, but Chrysler's plan to become a publicly traded company is on full view. Yesterday, the automaker filed the paperwork for its initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As we reported last week, this isn't exactly how...Read More»

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Chrysler, Fiat Not Merging (For Now)

Earlier today, Sergio Marchionne told reporters that he has no intention to merge the operations of Fiat and Chrysler. To some, that will signal trouble in paradise; others will see it as evidence of the CEO's caution and forethought as he retools a troubled company. We tend to side with the...Read More»

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Chrysler Brand Not Good Enough for Europe, Except in U.K.

As U.S. car buyers slog through their last year of shopping for the warmed-over 2010 models that Chrysler has been offering since before its bankruptcy, the great Fiat-Chrysler combination continues. Yesterday, a surprise emerged: Contrary to published reports, the larger cars and crossovers...Read More»

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Volkswagen Ups Its Stake In Porsche To 49.9%

Mergers and acquisitions are a hot topic this week, so we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that Volkswagen has ramped up plans to buy out its sporty sister, Porsche. You might recall that VW's takeover is rolling out in stages; during the first phase, VW had planned to purchase a 42% stake in...Read More»

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