Major Chinese Automakers Deny Plans to Acquire FCA
Earlier this week, reports surfaced saying a Chinese automaker had made a bid on acquiring FCA, but it was unclear what company it was. Now, Guangzhou Automobile Group, Geely Automobile Holdings, and Dongfeng Motor Group have all come forward saying they have no plans to acquire FCA. Based on the earlier reports, one source indicated China’s Great Wall Motor Co. had visited FCA’s headquarters in Michigan to discuss a potential acquisition. According to Automotive News, Great Wall is not one of the companies that have stepped forward denying plans.
The Italian-American automaker’s shares took a jump on Monday after the report was released that “a well-known Chinese automaker” had made an offer to acquire FCA. The automaker has a market value of almost $20 billion, and it’s believed the offer made earlier this month was slightly above market value. FCA however, rejected it because it considered the offer to be too low.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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