This in from Reuters, via Motoradd and Tompa in comments.
STOCKHOLM, May 20 (Reuters) – The Swedish government is optimistic about the future of carmaker Saab after recent meetings with potential buyers of the loss-making General Motors (GM.N) unit, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
State Secretary Joran Hagglund told Reuters the centre-right government had recently met with “a few” suitors who had presented their plans for the Swedish brand, but declined to say if it had held any meetings this week.
Saab said on Tuesday it had selected three suitors with whom it will continue take-over talks.
“Overall, we are more optimistic now than we have been for a long time regarding their future,” Hagglund said. He declined to reveal the identity of the suitors.
“They (potential buyers) have described who they are, how their plans look, and their thoughts and philosophies on both leadership and long-term considerations and really have wanted us to understand their intentions,” he added.
It’s not going to be long, now.