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Hyundai reportedly eyeing a takeover of FCA

Hyundai's CEO wants to launch the bid before Sergio Marchionne retires

Hyundai's CEO wants to launch the bid before Sergio Marchionne retires.

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'Zero' chance of Renault taking over Nissan, Mitsubishi, says Ghosn

Alliance not discussing full merger

Alliance not discussing full merger.

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Nissan, Renault in talks to merge as one company

The idea is to get bigger to compete in a fast-changing industry

Nissan and Renault have been tied together as an alliance for nearly 20 years, but now the Japanese and French automakers are discussing whether to merge. Bloomberg, citing unidentified sources familiar with the confidential talks, reports that the idea is to form a single publicly traded company to better compete against giants like Toyota and Volkswagen.

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Fiat Chrysler's Marchionne is done talking about alliances

Instead, FCA will focus on executing its plan to become profitable.

"The primary focus is the execution of the plan," he said.

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Tesla merger with SolarCity officially approved by shareholders

It wasn't without controversy, but at last the deal is done.

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Uber China merges with rival Didi Chuxing

The combined company is valued at $35 billion.

Opinion
Auto Mergers and Acquisitions: Suicide or salvation?

Sergio Marchionne is very publicly seeking a merger between FCA and GM. It may work out well for him, but is it the right choice for the long haul?

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Marchionne Talks FCA-GM Merger | Autoblog Minute

It’s no secret that FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne wants industry consolidation but without any deal takers it seems as though he’s ready to consider a hostile takeover.

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Marchionne ready to get tough with GM over merger

Sergio Marchionne is hinting that a hostile takeover attempt could be in the cards to get GM at least to consider a merger with FCA. He believes the combined companies could have earnings of $30 billion annually.

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Spyker exits bankruptcy with electric aircraft company

Spyker has exited bankruptcy protection in the Netherlands, and is now preparing to merge with Portland-based electric aircraft manufacturer Volta Volaré.

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UAW may be key to forced FCA merger with GM

Sergio Marchionne sees cooperation with the UAW as a key to a future merger with General Motors. In the deal, Marchionne could potentially take advantage of the 8.7 percent of GM stock that's owned by the union's health care trust.

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Toyota, Ford not interested in FCA merger

Senior executives at both Toyota and Ford have been quoted as rejecting the idea of merging with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, despite Sergio Marchionne's repeated calls for consolidation.

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Marchionne recruiting activist investors to prompt GM merger

Rebuffed in his advances, Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne is now reportedly turning to activist investors to compel General Motors into considering a merger.

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FCA chairman confirms Marchionne email to Barra

FCA chairman John Elkann confirms that Sergio Marchionne sent Mary Barra an email to suggest a merger.

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Marchionne urges industry consolidation, again

Fiat Chrysler mastermind Sergio Marchionne is convinced that the industry will see another merger between major automakers within the next three years.

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Marchionne emailed Barra about merger between FCA and GM

The New York Times reveals that Sergio Marchionne sent Mary Barra an email in March suggesting the two get together to discuss merging Fiat-Chrysler and General Motors.

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Marchionne open to combination with Ford or GM

Sergio Marchionne called a partnership with Ford or GM "technically feasible," before adding that "nothing substantive" was in the works.

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Court vacates Spyker bankruptcy, plans for merger, Venator and electric cars

Dutch courts have granted Spyker's petition and overturned a previous bankruptcy ruling, paving the way for the exotic automaker to get back in business - with plans to produce the B6 Venator, merge with an electric aircraft manufacturer and produce its first electric vehicle.

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Krafcik says VW merging with Fiat Chrysler would be a 'brilliant' idea

"For sure, these two companies have a natural attraction to each other." –John Krafcik

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VW, Fiat deny merger talks

All parties involved are actively denying a potentially Earth-shattering shakeup in the automotive universe, as a German business publication claimed that Volkswagen and Fiat have been discussing the possibility of a merger.

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