BusinessWeek/Bloomberg are reporting Victor Muller’s presence in Stockholm:
General Motors Co. and Spyker Cars NV officials met in Stockholm today to review a potential sale of GM’s Saab unit as the parties near an agreement, according to two people familiar with the matter.
GM considers Spyker’s $500 million offer of cash and preferred shares in the new Saab to be adequate, while the companies negotiate terms including those related to production plans, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. A deal may still fall through, they said.
An agreement, which may be announced as early as next week, hinges on the Swedish government agreeing to guarantee a 400 million-euro ($566 million) loan from the European Investment Bank for the Swedish carmaker, said the people. GM also insists that Russian businessman Vladimir Antonov, the chairman and biggest investor in the Zeewolde, Netherlands-based sports-car maker, exit the company, said one of the people.
In line with current policy on this sort of thing, I can tell you that the geographic location is correct, and that Muller “isn’t there for the weather”.
It’s not champagne time yet, people, but things definitely appear to be progressing in a positive manner.
Some Djup Strupery that I can share with you is advice I’ve received from Saab personnel in several countries, stating that they’ve been booked in for a conference call with Sweden on Tuesday, January 26.