Is Mr Marchionne going to pull off the auto merger of the decade, create a mega-mix mess or fail? According to The Economist he may stitch together a deal that merges Fiat, Chrysler and Opel, largely funded by US and German Govt subsidies.
You have to admire his nerve, taking on Chrysler while whipping Opel out of GM control is one heck of a task. Mind you, Fiat have benefited from GM troubles before, maybe they will again.
"...by the end of next week Fiat could have forged a huge shiny new car company for no outlay of cash or Mr Marchionne’s impressively ambitious plans could have come to nothing."