Reports claim some of Koenigsegg's investors have pulled out of the deal
10 August 2009

Koenigsegg’s impending takeover of Saab from General Motors could be in doubt, after reports suggested investors had pulled out of the deal.

The Swedish supercar manufacturer agreed to buy Saab from GM in June and it was backed by several investors from Sweden and North America.

Reports from Sweden over the weekend said that some of the investors had pulled out of the deal, and the Swedish government confirmed it was looking into the reports.

“We have received some information, yes, saying that,” said Joran Hagglund, state secretary for Sweden's industry ministry.

“We haven't managed to confirm it ourselves with Koenigsegg. We are keen to get this confirmed and are chasing them.”

Hagglund added that there was nothing that he was aware of which would stop the deal going through.

A Koenigsegg spokesman said, “Ownership questions are detailed information that I don't have the possibility to comment on today. What I can say is that our negotiations with GM are proceeding according to plan.”

Twitter - follow all the latest Saab reviews, news and video

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new Vantage has been developed as a Porsche 911 beater, and our first taste on UK roads suggests it can live up to that bold claim
  • Nissan Leaf Tekna
    The is the new Nissan Leaf
    First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new version of the world's best-selling electric car gains a bigger battery and more power. How does it compare to rivals such as the Volkswagen e-Golf?
  • Range Rover p400e
    First Drive
    20 March 2018
    The original luxury SUV is now available as a plug-in hybrid, promising lower emissions and the capacity for silent electric motoring
  • BMW i3s
    Car review
    20 March 2018
    Revised hatchback sets out its range-extended electric stall in a new, sportier tune
  • BMW X2
    This is the new BMW X2
    First Drive
    20 March 2018
    Doesn’t deliver many typical crossover selling points but looks perky, handles keenly and is well capable of winning over your latent cynic