Report: LVMH Gets Aston Martin

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA has agreed to acquire Ford Motor Co.'s Aston Martin brand, according to German trade publication Autobild. Ford would retain a 15% stake following the deal, although no financial details were reported. Other interested suitors had include Alchemy Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Permira and One Equity Partners. www.astonmartin.com