This morning Ford Motor Company entered into an agreement to sell a portion of its stake in Mazda Motor Corp. And that the two companies will continue their successful strategic relationship that spans nearly 30 years. That portion of stake is 20% out of 33.4% that Ford owns Mazda of it. So that leaves 13% still with Ford. The sales of the Mazda shares will net Ford approximately $540 million. This money wouldn't cover their financial problem, but it should help.
Despite the near break-up, Ford and Mazda agreed to keep sharing platforms and powertrains.
Source : [Ford]