Daimler is going to buy Aston Martin

January 29, 2015 at 21:05

The company Daimler AG may buy Aston Martin, informs «Car and Driver». Now the German company owns a 5% stake in the British automaker.
The other day, Daimler executives were discussing plans for the complete absorption of Aston Martin.
However, the final decision has not been taken.
The part of the leadership group believes that the acquisition of the automaker has unnecessary risk.
Also, they do not exclude the option of increasing the share of Daimler’s Aston Martin up to 50%.
Currently, 35% of the shares are owned by the British automaker London InvestIndustrial Company.
In 2012, the company bought a stake from Aston Martin in Kuwait Investment Group Investment Dar.

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Concern Daimler refused to buy Aston Martin

December 30, 2014 at 20:30

Daimler AG is not going to completely absorb the British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin. CEO of the German company Dieter Zetsche, the main reason for this decision is a huge difference between the two companies.
According to a top manager, Daimler sells annually more than one million cars Mercedes-Benz, and the British, in turn, in the same period of time realize about 4 thousand sports car. “I do not think we will be able to sell more cars Aston Martin», – noted Zetsche.

Recall that in early August it became known that the German carmaker Daimler has increased its stake in Aston Martin from 1% to 5%. The deal was concluded in the framework of an agreement for the supply of the British brand of engines and chassis Mercedes-Benz. After that, it was reported that Daimler is actively discussing plans for the complete absorption of Aston Martin.

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