Tagged: Chrysler

Chrysler sale to Fiat set

With the Supreme Court declining to hear a creditors’ challenge to it, Fiat is set to purchase most of Chrysler’s assets which will lead the Italian automaker deeply into the American market.  School of Management Dean Louis Lataif, the former head of Ford Motors in Europe, can discuss the big-picture impact of the deal. Contact Louis […]

Chrysler sale in legal limbo

Chrysler’s sale to Fiat is in the hands of the Supreme Court which issued a stay while it considers hearing a creditor’s appeal of the deal.  School of Management Professor Israel Shaked, an M&A and bankruptcy expert, can discuss what could happen next. Contact Israel Shaked, 617-353-2665,  shaked@bu.edu

New role for U.A.W.

Now the major stakes in both General Motors and Chrysler, the United Auto Workers finds itself in an unusual dual role as both the major labor union in the automotive industry and a part owner.  School of Management economist David Weil, a labor-relations expert, can discuss this dilemma/opportunity. Contact David Weil, 617-353-4615, davweil@bu.edu

GM files for bankruptcy

It’s official:  Industy icon General Motors has filed for bankruptcy (as Chrysler prepares to emerge from it).  Former Ford Motors executive Louis Lataif, now dean of the BU School of Management, can put the upheavals into context. Contact Louis Lataif, 617-353-2668, lelataif@bu.edu

Bankruptcy for GM?

Speculation is rampant that the U.S. government will force General Moters into bankruptcy as early as next week.  This comes as the Obama administration plans to lift Chrysler out of bankruptcy, also as soon as next week.  School of Management Dean Louis Lataif, a former Ford senior executive, can offer a big-picture perspective on the […]

Ford selling shares to avoid bankruptcy

Ford will offer 300 million common shares to shore up cash reserves, avoid a federal bailout, and keep it out of bankruptcy as its Detroit competitors GM and Chrysler struggle to restructure.  School of Management Dean Louis Lataif, a former Ford executive, can offer strategic perspective on the move. Contact Louis Lataif, 617-353-2668, lelataif@bu.edu

Chrysler bankruptcy “unfortunate”

School of Management Dean Louis Lataif, a former Ford executive, says the bankruptcy of Chrysler shows it is difficult for the government to impose financial decisions on private enterprises. “It’s unfortunate that Chrysler must go through bankruptcy. It seems clear that debt holders, who themselves must answer to their own investors, refused to take only half […]