September 9, 2009 / 5:53 AM / 10 years ago

FAW to contribute financing to Saab deal: report

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Chinese automaker FAW is set to help finance luxury sportscar maker Koenigsegg’s planned purchase of Saab Automobile GM.UL, a Swedish newspaper reported on Wednesday without disclosing its sources.

FAW would provide the last part of the financing needed for the deal, daily Dagens Nyheter said. It did not say how much FAW would contribute.

GM signed a deal last month to sell its Saab car business to Koenigsegg, but questions remained regarding financing.

A source with knowledge of the situation told Reuters this week that another General Motors China partner, China’s largest automaker SAIC Motor group (600104.SS), might take a passive stake in the Swedish carmaker.

editing by John Stonestreet

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