michaelb commented on the post, Bankruptcy Administrators Press-Conference 20th of March 2012 1 year, 8 months ago
A lot of the key personnel has moved on and will not be available for a buyer…
Exactly what had to be be feared. The slow process takes a toll, not just with respect to dealers. Will be expensive to rehire […]
We hear that since several years. And it has been so wrong. Unfortunately, dealers have to sell cars, being able to keep clients and render service and maintenance. Clients loose confidence, key people get jobs […]
Unfortunately, I have to agree with you. The dealer network will be virtually gone, and if there is no production for 1-2 years, it will be a complete restart. The only candidate, that makes sense to me, would be […]
The new owners if smart will try to rehire these engineers gone, and they will have to pay premia for that, upfront and / or higher salaries. These people will have probation periods, and if they have confidence […]
You forget about the dealers. The dealer network is collapsing, and noone will come back to SAAB in order to sell one model, the 9-3, perceived as outdated, for 1-2 years to come. Then, a new 9-3, maybe a very […]
There are several aspects. The administrators will look at who pays most. IF YM’s offer is by far the highest, they will have to take it. From a THN, Saab and longer term perspective, unfortunately, this is not […]
Interest from potential buyers is one thing, GM behavior other thing. If GM does not renew the licenses to SAAB and deliver parts and engines, SAAB’s future is definitely different.
GM’s options have narrowed a […]
michaelb commented on the post, Potential investors vs media commentary about Saab Automobile 1 year, 11 months ago
I fully understand your frustration. Nevertheless, things are a little more complicated than just black and white. I cannot neither read nor understand Swedish press, thus I cannot judge on it. But […]
My point was not even primarily linked to what I think personally, but what stakeholders would be thinking about an important role for VM in future. I am afraid I am 100% right about it.
But your question is a […]
This blog would loose a lot of credibility, if it is just a VM support blog. A rational consideration will tell you that no investor will give VM another chance as a key executive, except for what he is in now, […]
michaelb commented on the post, UK business school researchers on what killed Saab. 1 year, 11 months ago
This study is not worth to be taken as the starting point. There are a lot of omissions. Better come back to the subject, once the dust has settled.
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