Eker, who holds 49 percent in Koenigsegg through his company Eker Group, confirmed his interest in Saab and revealed that GM's now bankrupt automaker could have a bright future under his patronage.
"We think it is possible and we have several good solutions to bring with us into Saab," Eker said according to a report by AFP. "But I don't want to comment on the amount of money and who is involved," he said. "I want to make one thing clear. We are not buying Saab just to chop it up. That's not what we do."
Asked what would be the main two things that Saab would benefit from in case the deal goes through, Eker briefly stated: "Culture and technology. Saab needs to be more innovative." As for the restructuring plans, Koenigsegg's co-owner explained that doesn't intend to let "many people go" but some cuts might be applied anyway.
On the other hand, General Motors hasn't issued any comments so far, struggling to keep everything secret until the deal is completed. "We're not making any comment at this time. We continue to work towards a resolution for the sale of Saab," said GM Europe spokesman Chris Preuss.