Monday, December 19, 2011
Swedish carmaker Saab Automobile filed for bankruptcy after 74 years in business.
Saab submitted its application today at Vaenersborg District Court. The carmaker as received expressions of interest to buy parts of the company, and the filing is “not necessarily the end,” Victor Muller, chief executive officer of parent company Swedish Automobile NV, told reporters at Saab headquarters in the southwestern town of Trollhaettan.
Saab, which General Motors Co. sold to Swedish Automobile in February 2010, won protection from creditors in September and has been seeking funding since then. Guy Lofalk, Saab’s court- appointed administrator, applied on Dec. 7 to end the reorganization, saying the carmaker was out of money and had no realistic hope of gaining financing soon.
Read more at The Washington Post.