So far, everything was based on press reports, a public statement from Youngman there was no longer since the Saab bankruptcy. Youngman lawyer Johan Nylèn has now made a public confession for Saab for the first time.
Youngman is aiming for a complete Saab takeover and is currently in negotiations. The talks are in a ".. sensitive stage ..." said Nylèn today. The Chinese investors already have some rights to the PhoeniX platform and are interested in a very quick solution. Before Christmas, Rachel Pang gave the bankruptcy trustees her suggestion to continue production in Trollhättan.
In addition to Youngman, Mahindra & Mahindra, Brightwell and two Swedish investor groups are on board. Nothing more can be heard from Magna or another interested European party. Apparently our previously unnamed favorite has withdrawn. At least the insiders now know who I'm talking about.
Meanwhile, this story is too long. There has been a crisis for almost a year, which leaves its mark. Also with me. Yesterday I caught myself visiting the website of the other Swedish manufacturer. Hmm.
It's time the thing comes to an end. 2011 did not have a new car for me, though planned and desired. 2012 is about to change vehicles, one way or the other.