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.
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?
This post reflects the author’s thoughts only and in no way attempts to speak for Saab themselves.