Smart says not for sale, plays down Goldman role

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FRANKFURT, Jan 23 (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler's loss-making Smart small-car brand reiterated on Monday it was not for sale and insisted investment bank Goldman Sachs was acting only as a "buffer zone" to screen potential offers. "Every day we are approached by all kinds of companies, consortia and people. This is absolutely clear when a brand is in focus, as is Smart," spokesman Heinz Gottwick said. "We brought in Goldman Sachs for an analytical role to have a kind of buffer zone between ...

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