By Ross Crutchfield for Kapitall.
held their final shareholders
meeting in Turin. The moment marked the end of an era as
the 115 year-old Italian company voted in favor of a
The merger will create Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV that will be
incorporated under Dutch law, headquartered in the United Kingdom,
and listed on the New York Stock Exchange by mid-October.
Fiat has long been considering a bid to purchase the legendary
American auto-maker, ever since its US operation emerged as a
bright-spot on the otherwise beleaguered company's balance
which posted a 55%
decline in second quarter profit this quarter.
Taken together, the company would be the seventh largest
auto-company in the world- and that is before going into an
ambitious expansion plan announced in May to almost double
operations by 2018.
Do you think the merger will help Chrysler and Fiat compete with
other industry incumbents? Use the list below to begin your
analysis and let us know what you think in the comments.
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1. Ford Motor Co.
): Develops, manufactures, distributes, and services vehicles and
parts worldwide. Market cap at $59.84B, most recent closing price
2. General Motors Company
): Operates as a global automaker. Market cap at $56.28B, most
recent closing price at $35.07.
3. Toyota Motor Corporation
): Engages in the design, manufacture, assembly, and sale of
passenger cars, minivans, and commercial vehicles. Market cap at
$205.01B, most recent closing price at $119.63.
(By Ross Crutchfield. All data sourced from Zacks Investment
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