After a review of Vladimir Antonov see Riksgälden no obstacle to the Russian businessman to become part owner of Saab. The experience report.
The conclusions of the Debt Office’s new review of Vladimir Antonov as a possible partner in Saab Automobile AB, will be presented at a press conference at 14:30 this afternoon.
Vladimir Antonov met on Tuesday Debt Office for a multi-hour meeting where the trader Antonov was questioned about his desire to become part owner of Saab.
At last, the first good news!
Thanks to WD78 for the hint.
Updates after the break.
At the same time GM announced that the company gives preliminary go-ahead for Antonov to become shareholders in Saab, but said while a number of conditions remain for Saab to meet…
According to GM’s statement, the company is continuing active discussions with Saab and the European Investment Bank (EIB). The company has reached a tentative agreement with Saab, which would allow Antonov to become partner. But the agreement calls for “specific measures” from Saab’s side that have not yet been implemented. In addition, some “formal approvals, consents and authorizations” that Saab has not yet received, information manager James Cain said in a statement.
Even Maud Olofsson is getting in on the action, pledging quick support and to work closely with the Debt Office.
“Of course we will begin working with the Debt Office’s recommendation as fast as we can,” said Maud Olofsson’s press secretary Eric Bratt Hall to di.se.
But before the government can decide whether Vladimir Antonov (can be let in as an owner), they must await a ruling from the European Investment Bank, EIB.
“We must wait for clearance from the EIB and GM. But both are very aware that there are quick decisions are required,” said Erik Bratt Hall.
GM to as SVT’s report have already given the green light for the Antonov. This means that Saab’s future now rests in the government and the Bank’s hands.
Vladimir is happy, from his twitter account:
vladantonov1975 Vladimir Antonov
done:) Thanks to all for your trust and support! Especially to VM,JAJ,LC and Max (our chief legal).
The share capital of Spyker that Vladimir Antonov has asked for (and that will be passed on to Saab) corresponds to a maximum of 270 million SEK (€30 million), which in turn corresponds to a maximum 29.9% of voting rights in Spyker.
“The Debt Office in its review had as its primary starting point the economic risk. We are also deliberating body for the Government. This means that in our investigation reviewed Vladimir Antonov business, and his plans for Saab, and we conducted an integrity test of him,” The Debt Office in writing its approval of the transaction.