Both Cerberus and Daimler have announced plans for the German automaker to sell the remaining 19.9-percent stake in Chrysler to the private equity firm. According to reports coming out of Germany, that relatively small stake in the American automaker is still weighing down Daimler's stock price. Perhaps the Germans aren't so sure that Chrysler's new electric vehicles will ever see the light of day? In any case, both sides suggest that all the rest of the two company's relationships would continue, so technology sharing and diesel engines could still be made available to Chrysler from its former German parents.
Note that the first 80-percent of Chrysler was sold to Cerberus for $7.4 billion. We wonder what the other 20-percent is worth.
[Source: Detroit Free Press