Proton's New Owner Open to Selling Lotus
Bloomberg today reports that Malaysian billionaire Syed Mokhtar Al-Bulkhary’s DRB-Hicom Bhd. (Proton’s new owner) is open to selling the sportscar maker.
“We need to sit down with Lotus management, looking at their plans before arriving at a definitive decision,” Managing Director Mohd Khamil Jamil told reporters today in Selangor, outside of Kuala Lumpur. “We can’t do due diligence on Lotus earlier so will need time.”
No information on potential suitors for Lotus is available, though it was rumored that China’s largest automakers wanted to buy the firm. Let’s hope not!