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GM to Sell Opel to Canada's Magna

Detroit firm also recommends Vauxhall go to Magna

(Newser) - After painfully drawn-out negotiations, General Motors’ board has agreed to sell its Opel unit to Canadian firm Magna International, maintaining a tie that will keep Opel a "a fully integrated part of GM's global product development organization," the company said. The German government, which earlier this year loaned... More »

Germany to Magna: GM's Opel Is All Yours

(Newser) - A Canadian auto supplier took a huge step toward acquiring GM's European brands today, the Wall Street Journal reports. Emerging from negotiations, Germany's finance minister approved Magna's merger with GM's German arm Opel, pledging about $2.1 billion to help keep Opel afloat. But details remain: Germany is still... More »

GM's Opel, Vauxhall Get a Shot at Survival

Canadian firm wants to buy brands, but deal needs German help

(Newser) - Canadian auto supplier Magna wants to buy GM’s European brands, offering Opel and Vauxhall a chance at survival, the Wall Street Journal reports. A deal for Opel would need temporary German funding. Angela Merkel’s government is debating putting up some $2 billion—but wants GM and the US... More »

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