As predicted, the feds have bailed out bankrupt parts maker and former GM division Delphi, through GM, to the tune of $2.5 billion. That doesn’t include the $250 million direct subsidy from American taxpayers. On other hand, GM no longer needs to buy those five Delphi factories GM as previously reported. The cash for the Delphi buyout arrives via one of those “follow the money” deals, as the Wall Street Journal reports. “GM will provide more than $2.5 billion of the $3.6 billion necessary for Beverly Hills-based buyout firm Platinum Equity to gain control of Delphi, according to a person familiar with the matter . . . Under the terms of the transaction, Platinum is expected to invest no more than $750 million, according to the person familiar with the deal. GM would provide the balance in financing. Those financing commitments may or may not be drawn upon in the future, depending on how Delphi performs. The terms of the GM loans couldn’t be learned.” So much for GM CEO’s promise of transparency at yesterday’s Senate hearing.
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