There’s no names being thrown around as yet, but some basic info about those parties enquiring about Saab is starting to hit the news services.
In a Dagens Industri report published today, Eric Geers confirms that there is a group of Swedish-based investors that they’re talking to.
Here’s the translation:
A Swedish-based group of investors have shown interest in Saab Automobile. “I can not reveal who they are. But I can confirm that there is a group of investors in Sweden has shown interest,” says Eric Geers, spokesman for Saab, to Reuters .
In the case of interest in Saab Automobile in large, is it six-eight companies have canvassed the company, according to Eric Geers.
In Tuesday’s Financial Times, it was suggested that a Swedish-led consortium is interested in the Volvo PV, which Ford is to sell
And in e24, he also confirms that there’s some Chinese interest in the company:
It has been speculated that some of the Chinese car manufacturers have expressed interest in Saab. Is there something in the speculation?
– If you would speculate that there is an interest from the industry, you are not wrong, “says Saab informationschef Erik Geers.
Several Chinese carmakers (Geely, Dongfeng), after initially denying that they were interested in acquisitions, have now stated that they’re looking at situations in Europe. One could fairly assume that both Saab and Volvo are on the radar of these companies.
Hopefully things will become clearer in the near future.