GM want to retain a 10% stake in Saab?

I noted this a day or so ago, but neglected to write about it.
It’s appeared in a number of reports, almost as a footnote, but it’s something significant in my eyes. The report I’ve just seen it in is the TTELA report on Merbanco’s inclusion in Saab ownership discussions.
The Googletrans:

Financial Times, which leans on two anonymous sources familiar with the sales process, also reveals that GM is willing to retain a small part of Saab, less than ten percent.
The sources describe the change in ownership as “very complex and unconventional”. This is an arrangement in which GM may be a small purchase price, but ensures that get paid more in the future if the new owner being able to Saab for a profit.

I don’t want to be too knee-jerk about this, but……


NO FREAKING WAY DO YOU GET TO NEGLECT AND TREAT SAAB LIKE 2ND CLASS CITIZENS FOR 19 FREAKING YEARS AND THEN RETAIN A STAKE JUST WHEN THEY’VE DEVELOPED 3 DECENT FREAKING NEW CARS, PROBABLY AGAINST YOUR CADDY-LOVING FREAKING WILL.
YOU MAKE SAAB ENGINEERS GO THROUGH 60 SEPARATE CONSULTATIONS WITH OPEL JUST TO CHANGE A FREAKING NUT SOMEWHERE AND YOU THINK THAT YOUR PRESENCE IS STILL WELCOME???
YOU CANCEL THE ORIGINAL 9-3X, CANCEL A NEW 9-5, TAKE AWAY SAAB’S TRADEMARK HATCH, IDENTITY, INDIVIDUALITY AND FLAIR AND THEN YOU REPLACE MISSING CARS WITH THE FREAKING 9-7X AND THE FREAKING 9-2-FREAKING-X AND THEN YOU WANT TO HOLD ON JUST WHEN EVERYONE’S HAPPY TO BE LEAVING.
YOU’VE BARELY MADE A DECENT DECISION RELATING TO SAAB EXCEPT FOR THE MOST RECENT ONE – SELLING IT. QUIT WHILE YOU’RE FREAKING AHEAD.
READ MY LIPS – WE WANT OUR LIVES BACK!!!!!!!!!
That wasn’t too over the top, was it?
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This post reflects the author’s thoughts only and in no way attempts to speak for Saab themselves.

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