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Saab in $221m deal with Hawtai Motor

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Spyker Cars NV said on Tuesday that China's Hawtai Motor Group would invest 150 million euros ($221 million) in the Dutch firm's ailing Swedish brand Saab Automobile AB in return for shares, enabling Saab to pay bills and resume production.

The deal is the second time that a Chinese company has helped to bail out a Swedish carmaker. Geely Holding Group, China's largest private carmaker, agreed last year to buy Ford Motor Co's Volvo car unit.

Saab's production has been halted for several weeks after the company ran into a cash crunch and was unable to pay its suppliers.

Spyker said Hawtai will pay 120 million euros for a 29.9 percent stake in the company, and has agreed to pay a further 30 million euros in the form of a convertible loan with a six-month maturity and a conversion price of 4.88 euros a share.

Saab said the transactions are subject to approval from Chinese government agencies, the European Investment Bank, and the Swedish National Debt Office.

"With Hawtai's clean-diesel engine technologies and production capacity, and its ambitious development programs, we have found the right partner to develop the Saab business and build a solid relationship," Victor Muller, chief executive of Spyker and chairman of Saab, said in a statement.

As part of the transaction, Muller's investment firm Tenaci Capital will also convert 42 million euros of its current loan to Spyker into shares at 4.88 euros a share to help reduce Spyker's interest burden.


1 What Chinese company will get shares in Saab Automobile?

2 How much will they invest?

3 What does the deal mean?


1. Hawtai Motor Group

2. 150 million euros ($221 million)

3. Hawtai Motor Group will get a 29.9 percent stake in the company, enabling Saab to pay bills and resume production.


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Saab in $221m deal with Hawtai Motor

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Saab in $221m deal with Hawtai Motor

Nelly Min is an editor at China Daily with more than 10 years of experience as a newspaper editor and photographer. She has worked at major newspapers in the U.S., including the Los Angeles Times and the Detroit Free Press. She is also fluent in Korean.