That is somewhat funny to read but very true. Aston Martin needs a sugar daddy and Mercedes is filling that role for them. AMG is not doing this because they are good samaritans but because it is business. Aston Martin is trading something for Mercedes / AMG technology and that something is money. AMG is turning a profit on the engine deal as they should.
Moers states that Aston Martin has homework to do regarding integrating AMG technology into its cars. For now, it appears Aston Martin's will not be rebadged or reskinned Mercedes platforms but simply using the drivetrains. He plays coy about sharing entire platforms saying nobody has time to discuss those rumors right now. He could take a second to simply say 'no' but he does not.
For now, Aston Martin is not getting taken over or bought out. It sure looks like AMG and Aston are getting pretty cozy. This relationship is going to get much closer over the next few years as Aston snuggles with its sugar daddy.