The Truth About Cars » Vladimir Antonov http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 15:25:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Our Daily Saab: Muller Losing Faith, Antonov Going Down http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/our-daily-saab-muller-losing-faith-antonov-going-down/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/our-daily-saab-muller-losing-faith-antonov-going-down/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:09:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420806 A TTAC tipster sent us a Teknikens Värld  interview with Saab’s long-suffering would-be rescuer, Victor Muller, in which the eternal Saabtimist seems ready to admit defeat. In essence, he admits that GM is unlikely to ever approve a plan involving Chinese firms, that the Chinese firms are throwing “money into a black hole” and that all […]

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A TTAC tipster sent us a Teknikens Värld  interview with Saab’s long-suffering would-be rescuer, Victor Muller, in which the eternal Saabtimist seems ready to admit defeat. In essence, he admits that GM is unlikely to ever approve a plan involving Chinese firms, that the Chinese firms are throwing “money into a black hole” and that all […]

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Our Daily Saab: Antonov Wanted In Europe, Was Saab “Rescued” With Embezzled Cash? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/our-daily-saab-antonov-wanted-in-europe-was-saab-rescued-with-embezzled-cash/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/our-daily-saab-antonov-wanted-in-europe-was-saab-rescued-with-embezzled-cash/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:27:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=419692 If GM needed another reason to let Saab die on the vine, it just arrived: Vladimir Antonov, the Russian banking scion, longtime partner with Victor Muller in Spyker, and erstwhile Saab rescuer is wanted in connection with what the UK Press Association [via Google] calls a pre-trial investigation into an alleged fraud and money laundering […]

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If GM needed another reason to let Saab die on the vine, it just arrived: Vladimir Antonov, the Russian banking scion, longtime partner with Victor Muller in Spyker, and erstwhile Saab rescuer is wanted in connection with what the UK Press Association [via Google] calls a pre-trial investigation into an alleged fraud and money laundering […]

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Vladimir Antonov: Screw Spyker, I’m Building A Jensen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/vladimir-antonov-screw-spyker-im-building-a-jensen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/vladimir-antonov-screw-spyker-im-building-a-jensen/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:39:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411870 As the Saab/Spyker/Swedish Automobile mess falls deeper into chaos and hopelessness, Saab’s erstwhile knight-in-shining-armour, Vladimir Antonov has been slowly backing away from the ugly scene. Indeed, his firm CPP Holdings was supposed to buy Swedish Automobile’s Spyker Supercar division, but that deal has been on hold while Swedish Automobile concentrates on keeping Saab alive. And […]

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As the Saab/Spyker/Swedish Automobile mess falls deeper into chaos and hopelessness, Saab’s erstwhile knight-in-shining-armour, Vladimir Antonov has been slowly backing away from the ugly scene. Indeed, his firm CPP Holdings was supposed to buy Swedish Automobile’s Spyker Supercar division, but that deal has been on hold while Swedish Automobile concentrates on keeping Saab alive. And […]

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Saab: Antonov Considers EIB Lawsuit, While Questions Arise Over “Management Services” Money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/saab-antonov-considers-eib-lawsuit-while-questions-arise-over-management-services-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/saab-antonov-considers-eib-lawsuit-while-questions-arise-over-management-services-money/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:38:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404738 SvD.se reports that would-be Saab rescuer Vladimir Antonov is considering legal action against the European Investment Bank and the Swedish Government, for keeping him out of an ownership stake at the failing Swedish automaker. Says Antonov I have therefore decided to investigate the possibility of taking legal action, including but not limited to claims for […]

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SvD.se reports that would-be Saab rescuer Vladimir Antonov is considering legal action against the European Investment Bank and the Swedish Government, for keeping him out of an ownership stake at the failing Swedish automaker. Says Antonov I have therefore decided to investigate the possibility of taking legal action, including but not limited to claims for […]

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$36m Bridge Loan “Saves” Saab, Workers Paid, Production Could Resume. So What’s Sweden’s Problem? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/36m-bridge-loan-saves-saab-workers-paid-production-could-resume-so-whats-swedens-problem/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/36m-bridge-loan-saves-saab-workers-paid-production-could-resume-so-whats-swedens-problem/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:27:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401065 Almost two months ago, Saab was able to restart production after Gemini Investment Fund extended a €30m six-month convertible loan to the struggling Swedish automaker. Now, after another shutdown, it seems that Gemini has once again ridden to Saab’s rescue, as the company announces another six-month convertible loan from Gemini. Swedish Automobile N.V. (SWAN) announces that […]

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Almost two months ago, Saab was able to restart production after Gemini Investment Fund extended a €30m six-month convertible loan to the struggling Swedish automaker. Now, after another shutdown, it seems that Gemini has once again ridden to Saab’s rescue, as the company announces another six-month convertible loan from Gemini. Swedish Automobile N.V. (SWAN) announces that […]

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Antonov Drops Out Of Saab Real Estate Leaseback, Youngman Deal Doubted http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/antonov-drops-out-of-saab-real-estate-leaseback-youngman-deal-doubted/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/antonov-drops-out-of-saab-real-estate-leaseback-youngman-deal-doubted/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:25:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=398563 Strap on the man-pants, Saab fans, because there’s another heaping load of bad news for the Swedish brand this morning. First off, Saab’s mysterious Russian backer Vladimir Antonov has backed out of a deal in which he was to buy property at Saab’s Trollhättan plant and lease it back to the company, stabilizing its short-term […]

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Strap on the man-pants, Saab fans, because there’s another heaping load of bad news for the Swedish brand this morning. First off, Saab’s mysterious Russian backer Vladimir Antonov has backed out of a deal in which he was to buy property at Saab’s Trollhättan plant and lease it back to the company, stabilizing its short-term […]

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Saab-Spyker Is A Hot Mess http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/saab-spyker-is-a-hot-mess/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/saab-spyker-is-a-hot-mess/#comments Fri, 09 Apr 2010 19:06:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351924 Where to start with Saab-Spyker CEO Victor Muller’s plans for world domination? Why not with the craziest part? Despite declining sales, the boutique supercar arm of Saab-Spyker claims to be developing a “Super Sport Utility Vehicle” in the mold of the D12 Peking-To-Paris showcar. Autoinformatief.com caused quite a stir when it revealed images of both […]

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Where to start with Saab-Spyker CEO Victor Muller’s plans for world domination? Why not with the craziest part? Despite declining sales, the boutique supercar arm of Saab-Spyker claims to be developing a “Super Sport Utility Vehicle” in the mold of the D12 Peking-To-Paris showcar. Autoinformatief.com caused quite a stir when it revealed images of both […]

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