Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Noctilux Canada or Germany?
From: "Ken Iisaka" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 22:21:29 -0800
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> 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.

In reply to: Message from Marc James Small <> (Re: [Leica] Noctilux Canada or Germany?)