Rumors have been floating around stating that Saab may file for bankrupcy as soon as today. It looks like they were started by di.se and their sources. As Tim posted earlier we can not confirm this, neither can ttela.se:
But the situation right now is that the process of Youngman is still ongoing, but not finished. It is a very worrying situation for Saab, according to sources TTELA spoken to, but there is no decision on a petition yet. But the time period for achieving success in this last attempt to ownership solution is very limited, why bankruptcy issue may show up soon if you are unable to resolve a number of knots in the process. It is said to be important to present a bankruptcy process for the Swedish Automobile – if this is the only possible outcome – among other things, to prevent members of the board of the Swedish Automobile become personally liable.
Sverigesradio have also contacted their sources but got no confirmation for the rumors:
P4 The West has tried to reach Victor Muller and other persons with knowledge of Saab’s business, none of which we have reached has confirmed the information. Several people who P4 West talked to say that nothing is going on right now.
– It is not true right now. It depends on whether the Chinese are paying or not paying, says a source of P4 West.
Union trade President at Saab in Trollhattan, Anette Hellgren said to P4 West that she had not heard anything about an application and that she did not want to comment on rumors.
Sources say the P4 Western Saab’s parent company, Swan, works with an application to ask for Saab in bankruptcy. But it should have lasted a long time.
To make it short, both news outlets could not find a source that would confirm that Saab would file for bankrupcy today. Discussions with Youngman seem to be ongoing but as both reports mention, SWAN of course has to be prepared for a possible bankrupcy scenario given the short timeframe for finding a solution.
But for now we ask you to keep calm. As soon as we get reliable info we let you know.