IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Semcon bid for Saab's test equipment

Technology consultancy firm Semcon now confirms that it has placed a bid for parts of Saab's test equipment. The company is also looking into other assets that it may be interested in bidding on.

"We received an inquiry from the administrators if we were interested and we said yes. They have been presented our conditions and we have reasoned back and forth," said Kjell Nilsson, CEO of Semcon, to Dagens Industri.

As reported yesterday, Hemfosa, which owns a large part of the Saab Property company, is reluctant to rent their buildings to Semcon at this point, possibly because Hemfosa wants to wait and see if someone is willing to buy the entire Saab operations. And Hemfosa's reluctancy will hopefully stop any deal with Semcon for the time being.

But the bidding for parts of the Saab bankruptcy estate has started, and if someone is to buy the entire Saab business, then it needs to happen fast.