CEO Dany Bahar looking for a buyer for Lotus
Although it's not exactly as if Bahar just started looking for a buyer. In summer 2011, Proton's position was shaky enough that Bahar publicly sought outside investment, with Toyota often mentioned as a hypothetical mate.
It is said that Bahar wants £500 million ($792 million U.S.), roughly two-thirds the amount Proton (via bank loans) was said in 2010 to be committing to the brand's revival. As one would expect, Chinese interests are suspected as potential buyers, but only one possible suitor has been named so far, that being Genii Capital, which owns the Lotus Formula 1 team.
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