Investors Pile Up to Take Saab. Again...

If you have been watching the almost year-long Saab sage, then you definitely know the huge state of denial both the Swedish carmaker and the parent company, GM, are in. To give you a brief summary, from January to April, the Swedish carmaker managed to draw in no less than 27 possible investors. At least this is what they say...

Out of the 27, GM and Saab choose Koenigsegg and all the 27 other bidders (27 because Koenigsegg was never even rumored as being a possible investor) were set aside. Until now, that is, when Koenigsegg followed the same path Penske did with Saturn or GM with Opel and left without warning.

We told you all this because the unknown, unnamed, 27 are back with a vengeance. Unlike Saturn, Saab still has a chance, in GM's opinion, to get passed its darkest ages and find a new owner. Luckily, one coming from the infamous 27.

"We can confirm that we have heard from different investors. We have a close dialog and close contact with several who have expressed interest in buying Saab Automobile," Gunilla Gustavs, Saab spokeswoman said according to Autonews. "It is not so surprising, given that there were 27 parties who were interested (when Saab was initially put up for sale) and 10 who came and looked the company over in April and May."

As usual, no name was given, yet the same spokeswoman said this back in April: "It is of course positive that there has been this level of interest. We are now in an intense and more organized phase of presenting the company to potential interested parties."

We all saw how that turned out...
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