Update: 18: 11
The time rushes and the countdown to submit offers is running. Today is the day when Brightwell Holding wants to meet with the bankruptcy trustees to bid. Victor Muller, consultant at Brightwell, estimates the Turkish holding company as the bidder with the best chance to completely take over Saab.
He also sees that Brightwell has the chance to build the Saab types 9-3, 9-5 and 9-4x with the Americans' permission. So Muller today in an SMS against the news agency TT. Victor Muller is back and he mixes vigorously. Let's see how the Brightwell thing develops.
A Chinese delegation from BAIC has also arrived on Swedish soil to bid for Saab. Probably you want to buy only a few parts, it is unclear which. As reported BAIC wants to acquire the Saab e-Power technology to build electric cars with partner Panasonic in Saab City.
Yes, in Trollhättan there is a lot of Saab tourism. Think back to the 19. December, the day of the bankruptcy petition. In public opinion, Saab was dead dead and no tired crown worth more. Nobody expected such an interest in a complete takeover or parts of the carmaker.
Almost all of them were wrong. Saab is not dead, the Saab technology and the name of the Swedish cult brand are of great interest worldwide. There are almost daily new investors who are interested in parts of the fabrication or Saab technology. Yesterday allegedly a group has emerged, which builds wind turbines in China, the local newspaper reports.
Administrators have a timetable and time is running out for bidders. By the weekend everyone should have placed the offers, then the exam and maybe the big wait begins. Haste is required, because the demand for highly qualified Saab engineers is high. 3.100 former Saab employees have already promised or found a new job for 200. Engineers can choose between 4-5 offers, it is reported.
As always, it's the best minds that could be missing on reboot. The faster the process comes to a successful conclusion, the better for Saab. We can not change the situation, we can only wait. For almost a year we have been patient. Is it still a few weeks now?