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GM Won't Sell Opel After All

European operations won't go to Canadian outfit

(Newser) - General Motors backed out today on a deal to sell Opel, its European arm, to a Canadian parts supplier and its Russian banking partners. The GM board’s move reflects an uptick in the auto business, the Financial Times reports, and will also be a blow to the German government,... More »

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 »

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 »

Cerberus Close to Consuming Chrysler

Proving that three heads may be better than one

(Newser) - Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is said to have cut a deal to buy Chrysler from DaimlerChrysler.  Cerberus has lots of experience in negotiating for assets in the auto industry, having led the buyout of auto parts maker Delphi, which has not yet closed and may yet fall... More »

Russian Billionaire's Plans May Hold Up Chrysler Purchase

(Newser) - A Russian billionaire with possible mob ties plans to buy a major stake in the company that aims to purchase Chrysler. If aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska  does buy the $1.54 billion stake in Magna International, the cash will come in handy for the Chrysler deal. But Oleg's shady past... More »

DaimlerChrysler Wants Divorce

Detroit legend's fate may be decided in a German boardroom -- but tk can't seem to get out of first gear

(Newser) - DaimlerChrysler is trying to unload its clunky Detroit half, its CEO (and occasional company mascot) Dieter Zetsche confirmed at a shareholder's meeting today. The news, which comes after nearly two months of eager speculation, was a relief to frustrated German shareholders, who have long seen Chrysler as a drag on... More »

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