Η Spyker, ιδιοκτήτης της Saab φαίνεται ότι κάνει τα πάντα για να μην χρεοκοπήσει η Σουηδική αυτοκινητοβιομηχανία. Χθες ανακοίνωσε ότι δέχτηκε παραγγελία 582 αυτοκινήτων από μια ανώνυμη κινέζικη εταιρία, παραγγελία που θα φέρει στα ταμία της 13 εκατ. ευρώ.
Μάλιστα οι Κινέζοι θα προ-πληρώσουν τα αυτοκίνητα μέσα στην εβδομάδα δίνοντας έτσι στην Saab, χρήματα που τα έχει ανάγκη έτσι ώστε να πληρώσει προσωπικό και προμηθευτές για να επαναλειτουργήσει το εργοστάσιο στο Trollhättan το οποίο είναι κλειστό από τις 6 του Ιούνη.
Σήμερα ανακοίνωσε ότι μάλιστα ότι έχει βγει αγοραστεί για πουλήσει ένα μέρος του εργοστασίου της. Μια ομάδα επενδυτών, με επικεφαλής την εταιρία Hemfosa Fastigheter AB θα αγοράσει το 50.1% των κτιρίων συνολικού εμβαδού 483.000 m². Συνολικά θα πληρώσουν 28 εκατ. ευρώ, με την συμφωνία να μπορεί να φτάσει έως και τα 30 εκατ. ευρώ αφού η Hemfosa μπορεί να αγοράσει επιπλέον μετοχές μέσα σε 30 ημέρες από την επικύρωση της συμφωνίας.
Η Saab θα συνάψει σύμβαση ενοικίασης του εργοστασίου διάρκειας 15 ετών. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες της συμφωνίας μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπο που ακολουθεί.
Saab Automobile Have Reached Conditional Agreement For Sale And Lease Back Of Saab Property
Trollhättan, Sweden: Swedish Automobile N.V. (Swedish Automobile) announces that Saab Automobile AB (Saab Automobile) have reached a conditional agreement with respect to a sale of 50.1% of the shares in Saab Automobile Property AB (Saab Property) with a transaction value of SEK 255 million (EUR 28 million).
A consortium of Swedish real estate investors, led by Hemfosa Fastigheter AB (the Consortium), will purchase 50.1% of the shares in Saab Property for a total consideration of SEK 255 million, reflecting an adjustment to the transaction price for a one year lease free period. The property consists of 483,000 m2 building space. The investors have the right to purchase additional shares to increase the amount to SEK 300 million (EUR 33 million) on the same terms within 30 days after closing.
Saab Automobile will enter into a lease agreement with Saab Property for a duration of 15 years.
As joint owners, the Consortium and Saab Automobile seek to further develop the property, including a refinancing of the property at a later date when commercially feasible. Saab Automobile is being advised by Catella Corporate Finance.
In order to enable Saab Automobile to sell the property, the Swedish National Debt Office (NDO), being the guarantor of the EUR 400 million loan of the European Investment Bank (EIB), is requested to release its pledge in the shares of Saab Property. If the NDO releases its pledge in the shares of Saab Property, the guarantee of the NDO in favour of the EIB will be reduced by EUR 120 million. As a result, Saab Automobile will draw up to a maximum of EUR 280 million under the existing EIB loan (of which EUR 216.9 million have currently been drawn). A further EUR 63.1 million will remain available to Saab Automobile under the EIB loan. Saab Automobile seeks final approval from the EIB, the NDO and the Swedish government to complete the transaction which it expects shortly.
Swedish Automobile and Saab Automobile continue their discussions with several parties to secure additional short-term funding to restart production. There can, however, be no assurance that these discussions will be successful or that additional short-term funding will be obtained.
Jens Engwall, CEO Hemfosa Fastigheter AB, said: “We are very pleased with the agreement with Saab Automobile. We will continue to add value for Saab Automobile in developing the property.”
Swedish Automobile Update On Additional Short-Term Funding
Trollhättan, Sweden: Swedish Automobile N.V. (Swedish Automobile, formerly Spyker Cars N.V.) announces that a Chinese company placed an order to purchase 582 Saab vehicles with a total value of EUR 13 million from Saab Automobile AB (Saab Automobile) and the full pre-payment is expected to be received this week, providing Saab Automobile with short-term funding to pay the wages to its employees and make partial supplier payments.
Swedish Automobile and Saab Automobile continue their discussions with several parties to secure additional short-term funding to restart production. There can, however, be no assurance that these discussions will be successful or that additional short-term funding will be obtained. Discussions on the sale and lease-back of the real estate of Saab Automobile are ongoing.
Victor Muller, CEO of Saab Automobile and Swedish Automobile, said: “I am pleased to announce this agreement, as it secures part of the necessary short-term funding for Saab Automobile and allows us to pay our employees’ wages before the end of this month. The management of Saab Automobile is deeply committed to the company and its employees. I respect the decision of the union members to resign from the board of Saab Automobile. We very much regret the current cash shortage which is causing undeserved hardship to all and we are working relentlessly to resolve the current situation. We hope to secure additional short-term funding, necessary to reach agreement with all of our suppliers to restart production, soon.
“Mr. Vladimir Antonov’s interest in participating as an investor/financier in Swedish Automobile remains unwavering, but he is still awaiting a decision on his clearance from parties at interest following the Swedish National Debt Office (NDO) recommendation to clear him over 8 weeks ago. Once clearance has been obtained, Mr. Antonov can provide much needed financing and/or capital to Swedish Automobile/Saab Automobile at this critical time. We are pushing hard to obtain this vital clearance as soon as practically possible.”
Swedish Automobile will update the market of any new developments.