DEALTALK-Fiat Chrysler CEO seeks mega deal before stepping down

April 13, 2015 12:59 PM

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LONDON/MILAN, April 13 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne is hoping for a big deal, possibly in the United States, to plug the carmaker's weaknesses and cement his legacy before stepping down in early 2019, sources familiar with the situation said.

However, the world's seventh-largest carmaker, which has one of the highest debt piles in the industry, barely breaks even in Europe and is expected to burn cash for years to revamp its neglected Alfa Romeo brand, may struggle to find a partner.

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