Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/27[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
> At 11:09 AM 2/27/2001 -0500, Steve LeHuray wrote: > >Mercedes now > >owns Chrysler an American company. > > Another minor nit: it would be safer to say that Daimler, the mother > company, owns both Mercedes and Chrysler. The deal was a merger, in any > event, not a buy-out. Yes, it was "originally" a "merger." However, if you look at the current members of the management, it would be called a "hostile takeover." A company named Mercedes never existed, at least in this context. It was a name of the daughter of a distributor who agreed to distribute the cars if they name them after his daughter's name. So, it's merely a brand name. DaimlerChrysler owns the brands, Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler. How do you pronounce DaimlerChrysler in German? Chrysler is silent.