Fiat Chrysler proposes huge merger with Renault 4 weeks ago

Fiat Chrysler proposes huge merger with Renault

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has proposed a €32.6bn all-share merger with Renault, in a deal that could potentially reshape the global automotive industry.

According to a statement from FCA, the combined business would be owned 50/50 between shareholders of FCA and Groupe Renault. A board of governors would hold a majority of independent directors and would be made up of 11 members.

The companies have been in discussions for weeks, as major world car makers have been seeking ways to save money amid the huge costs of pivoting the industry to electric and autonomous cars.

The combined group would have nearly €170bn in annual revenues on operating profit of more than €10bn and net profit of more than €8bn, FCA said.