Daimler-Chrysler

  • Chrysler, Companies, Daimler-Chrysler, Private Equity

    Chrysler, Daimler, Cerberus: Who Got Screwed?

    Hell is not a place that is usually invoked in discussing corporate mergers and acquisitions. But it has come up frequently in discussions of the unwinding merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler. When news of the sale of the Chrysler unit to a private equity fund broke, The Wall Street Journal’s DealBook compared the 1999 merger […]

    / May 21, 2007 at 4:39 PM
  • Chrysler, Daimler-Chrysler, Private Equity

    Is Going Private A Passing Fad?

    “The only sure thing that can be said about the past is that anyone who can remember Santayana’s maxim is condemned to repeat it,” Walter Isaacson wrote in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review. “As a result, the danger of not understanding the lessons of history is matched by the danger of using simplistic historical […]

    / May 17, 2007 at 3:20 PM
  • Daimler-Chrysler

    Chrysler Sale: Full Employment Act for Bankers

    Fees tend to make everyone happy, especially the leaches at the receiving end of them. It’s even more fun when you can collect them by helping one company who made 36 billion mistakes nine years ago pay another company to take the unwanted child that never should’ve been carried to term off its hands. Deal […]

    / May 16, 2007 at 3:40 PM
  • Chrysler, Daimler-Chrysler, General Motors, Kirk Kerkorian, Private Equity, Warren Buffett

    Daimler’s $650 Million Bar Tab

    There’s a lot of talk today about the sale of Chrysler to Cerberus (and Lindsay Campbell’s appearance on the Sopranos, and how Warren Buffett hates animals). Larry Ribstein sees the transaction as a paradigm of the private equity deal (the hound of Hades is putting up $7.4 b “in return for which it is demanding […]

    / May 14, 2007 at 10:34 AM
  • Blackstone, Blackstone Group, Chrysler, Companies, Daimler-Chrysler

    Chrysler: Blackstone To Strike First?

    Blackstone may submit a bid for the Chrysler group as early as today, the Detroit News reported this morning. As of late last night no bids had been received, the paper said. Earlier reports had indicated that the bids were due on Thursday. Blackstone is said to be working with Centerbridge Partners on a joint […]

    / Mar 30, 2007 at 11:55 AM
  • Daimler-Chrysler

    Is The Chrysler Sale A Head Fake?

    We’re heard all sorts of convoluted conspiracy theories about what DaimlerChrysler might really be up to with this whole “Chrysler either is or is not for sale” flag running up and down the pole. But by far our favorite comes today from the car-guys over at Jalopnik. According to the Jalopnikistas, Daimler-Chrysler CEO might not […]

    / Feb 22, 2007 at 1:58 PM
  • Daimler-Chrysler, M&A, rumors

    GM and Chrysler: Deal or No Deal?

    We just learned that you literally can’t order a cup of coffee on Wall Street without hearing talk about a possible combination of General Motors and Chrysler. It’s a treacherous block-and-a-half of icy sidewalks (remember, some of us DealBreakers are still on crutches) to the Starbucks on Wall Street, and we passed two different groups […]

    / Feb 16, 2007 at 2:19 PM

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