Τελικά δεν ήταν ο Vladimir Antonov και η CPP Global Holdings που αγόρασε την Spyker, αλλά η Αμερικάνικη North Street Capital. Οι Αμερικάνοι έδωσαν 32 εκατ. ευρώ για να αγοράσουν το τμήμα των sport αυτοκινήτων της Spyker αφού η αρχική συμφωνία με τον Antonov ναυάγησε στα τέλη Αυγούστου. Δηλώσεις και από τις δύο μεριές μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.
Zeewolde, The Netherlands, 29 September 2011 – Swedish Automobile N.V. (Swan) announces it has reached conditional agreement with North Street Capital, LP (North Street) about the main terms of the sale of the Spyker sportscar business.
The indicative terms of the transaction envisage net proceeds to Swan of approximately EUR 32 million if and when the sale would become wholly unconditional. Since the Spyker assets are pledged to Tenaci Capital B.V. (Tenaci) the net proceeds of a sale will be used to redeem Swan’s debt to Tenaci.
North Street has a long term view on the development of the Spyker brand as an ultra high-end super sportscar manufacturer and has the resources to see such development through. Victor R. Muller will remain on as CEO and the continuity of Spyker’s relationships with all its stakeholders and clients is warranted. There can be no assurance that the negotiations can be completed successfully and that final agreement can be reached on the above or different terms. North Street is a Greenwich, Connecticut USA based private equity firm. North Street managing partner Alex Mascioli is a life long race car driver.
CPP Global Holdings notes with interest today’s announcement from Swedish Automobile N.V. (SWAN) regarding the proposed sale of the Spyker business to North Street Capital.
Brendan O’Toole, founder, managing director and co-owner of CPP, said: “Although a February 2011 Memorandum of Understanding between CPP and Spyker’s owner, Swedish Automobile, lapsed in June 2011, we have remained patient and discussions have continued. Until we are informed that that Swedish Automobile is no longer willing to discuss the Spyker sale, we are still keen to progress our proposed acquisition.”
If Spyker is acquired by another entity, CPP will continue to offer its support in future engineering programmes, body and chassis production, and final trim and assembly of Spyker models. CPP has unique knowledge and experience of the current model line-up, and its purpose-built assembly facility in Coventry is ready to immediately ‘switch on’ production of the new flagship Spyker C8 Aileron supercar.
CPP recently announced plans to consolidate its operations at an all-new Browns Lane, Coventry engineering and production facility from 2014. Whether or not CPP concludes its acquisition of Spyker or remains the production and assembly partner for Spyker under different ownership, CPP’s Browns Lane redevelopment plans will be unaffected. The proposed new vehicle assembly facility – one of a number of CPP operations to be consolidated at the Browns Lane site from 2014 – will produce the fully-homologated road-going variant of the next generation all-terrain supercar, the Bowler EXR, and the recently-announced new Jensen Interceptor. CPP is also in advanced stages of discussions regarding further ultra-low volume vehicle engineering and production projects.