According to a recent report, Nissan Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer was pushing the company to invest in Aston Martin.
Citing company insiders, says Palmer tried to get Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn to buy a stake in Aston Martin in 2012 and 2013. The company reportedly looked at his proposal "carefully" but decided to pass on the idea.
There's no word on why Ghosn passed on the proposal but it's possible that his rejection spurred Palmer to leave the company and become Aston Martin’s New CEO.
While most of the companies declined to comment on the news, an Aston Martin spokesperson said "Aston Martin continually talks with other manufacturers about potential collaborative projects. However, we never comment on these talks or industry speculation."