Oh yes! And a takeover would have to be done at a much higher share price!
But it's just something that I'm wondering, if I were Geely/Daimler, I might think it would be worth it to start owning Aston Martin if it could be bought so reasonably.
Imagine how many Mercedes-Benz dealerships there are. If some of those dealerships consider an Aston Martin franchise, then it could make Aston Martin volume increase significantly. Furthermore, Aston Martin would become a full fledged partner within the Daimler product portfolio so their cars would benefit from the excellent R&D resources Daimler has. They could produce a car with better economies of scale. They could get an even better product out at an even lower cost, an even more efficient distribution network, a legion of dealers, a greater clientele base, and therefore enjoy a higher profit margin.
Definitely a win win win is possible.
But nobody wants to spend the money right now for a takeover. And a takeover would have to be done at a much higher share price than the current price. And there are big investors who may try to block the takeover. Again, I'm not an expert in mergers/acquisitions, but I do know a tiny bit about the car industry. It'd be possible if there was the financing available.