Agence France-PresseJanuary 15, 2014 22:46
Brash Fiat chief Sergio Marchionne was welcomed as a hero at the Detroit Auto Show this week after completing the takeover of US automaker Chrysler.
On January 1, Marchionne sealed the deal to buy the 41.5 percent of the number three US automaker that Fiat did not already hold, after months of tough negotiations with the seller, the union's retirement health fund.
He made no effort to hide his happiness over the deal in Detroit, calling it "the high point of 2014 for me."
"It had to get done; it's like going to the dentist," he said.