Wild Ass Rumor of the Day: GM To Send $2.25b Into Delphi's Black Hole

wild ass rumor of the day gm to send 2 25b into delphis black hole

The last thing GM needs right now is a $2.25b bill to go splat on the mat. But if rumors are accurate, The General will spend yet more money on its bankrupt former parts maker Delphi. While examining various scenarios for Delphi to come-up up with the $4.5b in needs to exit Chapter 11, the Financial Times hypothesizes "the exit funding would consist of a USD 2.275bn first lien loan, while GM would assume a USD 2.25bn junior facility." GM would have to pay their chunk to take the remaining debt down to a size that current debt holders JPMorgan and Citibank could sell. They'll have to move fast, though. The current funding agreements will all be history by the end of April, and Delphi will be back to square one. Unless… nah… GM wouldn't be stupid enough to try to pay all the debt, would they?Could they?

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  • Starlightmica Starlightmica on Feb 21, 2008

    No other investors were interested in aiding Delphi's lift out of bankruptcy in the past couple of weeks, so GM's cash hoard will have to do. Makes you wonder why did they bother to spin it off in the first place...

  • Dastanley Dastanley on Feb 21, 2008

    Sure GM could be stupid enough to pay off all of Delphi's debt for the simple reason that Rick Waggoneer, Bob Lutz, and the other upper mgt. types have golden parachutes. "Screwed up again. Oh well it ain't comin out of our pockets". Regardless of what happens to GM, they're set for life - as well as their grandkids. So they can think of GM's money not as their own but like a politician would think of taxpayers money - easy to spend massive amounts of OTHER people's money for the real or perceived personal payoff. Just think of how GM might perform if Waggoneer, Lutz, etc. had personal accountability and if their compensation was directly tied to their performance.

  • GS650G GS650G on Feb 21, 2008
    Just think of how GM might perform if Waggoneer, Lutz, etc. had personal accountability and if their compensation was directly tied to their performance. Do you mean like normal people?

  • OverheadCam9000 OverheadCam9000 on Feb 22, 2008

    Can you say Visteon?

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