Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles has left the door open for any party interested in potentially purchasing portions of the automaker. FCA released a new statement after its stock prices soared after Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Co confirmed its interest in buying the Jeep brand.
The statement reads:
At the request of the Italian stock exchange regulator (Commissione Nazionale per la Societa e la Borsa – CONSOB) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. confirmed today that it has no further information to report in response to market rumors beyond its statement already issued on August 21, 2017.
From time to time, FCA may receive inquiries about potential strategic transactions and will evaluate such inquires consistent with its duties to stakeholders. As a matter of policy, FCA does not comment on market rumors and therefore does not intend to comment further on any inquiries.
The statement FCA is referring to mentions it has not been contacted by Great Wall over the sale of FCA itself or of the Jeep brand. However, per this latest statement, FCA clearly states it will always consider future business deals as it pertains to its shareholders to maximize value.
New reports also suggest FCA could spin off Alfa Romeo and Maserati to become more attractive for a merger partner.