The Spyker bid reportedly includes having GM continue to hold a stake in Saab – a stipulation that the U.S. company will probably be averse to. Another problem could still revolve around handing over intellectual property to Russia, just as it did with the aborted attempt to sell Opel to Magna (the largest shareholder in Spyker is Russian chairman Vladimir Antonov). Given Saab's continued lack of financial success over the years, it's hard to see how Spyker (which has had its own problems to sort through) could make a go of it. With any luck, we'll know the outcome of this sad saga this week, although we'd be less-than-surprised to see things drag on for a while yet.
[Source: Bloomberg | Image: Joe Raedle/Getty]