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    Photo Credit: Dimitri Baumgartner & Frederic Demaret Saabhuy.Net Christian Von Koenigsegg & Bard Eker of the Koenigsegg Group attended the Saab Press Conference Today. They are on the top right with the white collars, one with an orange lanyard to the far right (Bard Eker), and CvK with the...
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    Bård Eker. (Photo: CARL MARTIN Nordby Aftenposten) Bård Eker of the Koenigsegg group who had to terminate their interest in buying Saab back in November finally speaks out, saying it was GM that was too greedy. General Motors made it very difficult to buy Saab, says Bård Eker. -You can take a...
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    Photo Credit: TTELA TTELA reports that Christian von Koenigsegg and Bard Eker are now visiting the Saab factory in Trollhattan, Sweden to discuss this deal that they withdrew from. It seems, that they are fully willing to tell all about why exactly they pulled out. This is for business people...
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    For nearly six months, we’ve been following an engagement between Koenigsegg Group and Saab Automobile that took place in early June. At that point, Saab Automobile was in reconstruction phase and many of us believed that this news was enough to turn it around for Saab Automobile. Since that...
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    Bård Eker, the Norwegian co-owner of the Koenigsegg Group speaks to Saab History about the withdrawel to purchase Saab Automobile from GM. We just ran out of time. Running with the 6 other parties and trying to do all the deals to the best for SAAB and not for the 6 others within the timeframe...
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    Koenigsegg pull out of Saab rescue. BBC Story... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8377076.stm
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    Reuters, CNBC & the local, ABC News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post all now report that the Koenigsegg group have backed out of the Saab purchase agreement with General Motors. Here’s a quote from Christian Von Koenigsegg in the Wall Street Journal: “We regret that after six months of...
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    2009-11-24 CONTACTS Koenigsegg Group AB Terminates Agreement For Purchase of Saab DETROIT — General Motors confirmed today that the proposed sale of its Saab subsidiary to Koenigsegg Group AB was terminated at the discretion of the buyer. “We’re obviously very disappointed with the decision to...
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    Sweden’s TV (SVT), has once again produced a documentary following their documentary of Saab’s former owners, before GM, the Wallenberg’s, are now showing a documentary featuring Saab’s new owners, the Koenigsegg Family. If you are in Sweden, you can watch it at home on your television this...
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    <div align="center"> According to a report in Swedish business daily Dagens Industri (translated by the folks at SaabsUnited), Koenigsegg, the company's prospective buyer, wants to take the company more up-market while selling fewer vehicles. This would presumably mean higher profit margins...
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    Car Magazine has interviewed Christian Von Koenigsegg about his vision for Saab Automobile. If you have not learned much about CvK and his vision for Saab, please read this interview in addition to the on camera interview I did back in September. What’s surprising in this interview is that CvK...
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    The Koenigsegg Group that is in the process of buying Saab from GM, hopes for this process to be wrapped up in November according to TTELA. It looks like they will be waiting for the EU Commission as well as the Swedish Government, then the Koenigsegg Group & BAIC need to complete their deal...
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    TTELA has recently provided another great article about the remaining steps in completing the EIB loan that was just approved. These two pieces involve the EU Comission granting the loan and the Swedish Government accepting the responsibility of being a guarantor. Saab Now Wait For EU...
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    The European Investment Bank has approved the $400 Million Euro loan for Saab Automobile AB! This monumental milestone is now going to help finalize the sale of Saab from GM to Koenigsegg. The next steps in this loan process are for the European Commission to accept it, then for the Swedish...
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    The Swedish Newspaper, Sydsvenskan reports that the Swedish Government wants to get some additional assurances between Koenigsegg & BAIC beyond their MOU agreement before they guarantee the EIB loan. Here is the piece below, loosely translated by Google. Swedish Government breathe some optimism...
  16. Saab News
    The European Investment Bank decides on the Koenigsegg Loan on October 21st according to E24. This loan application, if granted, will provide Saab Automobile the money for future environmentally friendly technologies in future products. In my dialogue with the EIB, this date is still on...
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    Photo Credit: Saab History Christian Von Koenigsegg, CEO of Koenigsegg Group, denies rumors of trouble in the investor group that plans on taking over Saab Automobile from GM. Here is a report from e24 & SVD, posted today about his interview with them. Koenigsegg Group CEO Christian von...
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    Koenigsegg’s CEO, Christian Von Koenigsegg, whom I interviewed a few weeks ago in Frankfurt, says that the deal to acquire Saab Automobile is still on track to be completed by the end of October according to Reuters. This news comes immediately following a mis-interpreted story about Koenigsegg...
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    Film Credit: Saab History The final interview I had at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, was with none other than Christian Von Koenigsegg himself, exactly one week after visiting a Koenigsegg dealership in New York. The opportunity to meet with him was extremely difficult as you could imagine...
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    Film Credit: Saab History At the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show, I had the great opportunity to meet with Norwegian, Bård Eker, who is co-owner of Koenigsegg Group AB. Mr. Eker offered some thoughts about what prompted him to support the deal to acquire Saab Automobile and although our time was...
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