Daimler Chrysler De-merger

In early 2007, Daimler sold 80 percent of Chrysler to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LLC for $7.4 billion. This strategic move ended a nine-year merger. Daimler can now concentrate on its luxury Mercedes brand and its truck business.

Daimler Chrysler Merger – Marriage made in heaven?

In 1998, Daimler and Chyrsler merged to form the Daimler-Benz and Chrysler Corp. in a $36 billion deal. At that time, then-CEO Juergen Schrempp described the merger as a marriage made in heaven. Since then, up-and-down earnings and repeated cost-cutting soured many investors on the effort to create a global auto giant.