Russian banker-part owned Dutch manufacturer of luxury sports cars, Spyker Cars has confirmed that the company together with its shareholder Convers Group expressed an interest in Saab Automotive AB of Sweden. Saab is being divested by GM.
According to Vedomosti.ru, Russian banker Vladimir Antonov owns (via Convers Group) a 29.9% stake in Spyker Cars. Mr. Antonov is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Spyker Cars.
Vladimir Antonov is main shareholder of Investbank in Russia and of Bank Snoras in Lithuania. In January 2008, Spyker Cars completed a EUR 34.5 million recapitalization by Bank Snoras.
Spyker Cars sold 23 cars in H1 2009. The company reported revenues of EUR 4.1 million and operating loss of EUR 7.0 million in H1 2009.
See a picture of Spyker C8 Aileron (from Spyker’s web-site).