Potential Saab buyers emerge

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - A spokeswoman for General Motors' Saab unit says several potential buyers have expressed interest in the Swedish brand after a specialty car maker pulled out of a deal to acquire it.

On Tuesday, a group led by Sweden's Koenigsegg Automotive AB dropped out of a deal to buy Saab that had been in the works since June.

Saab spokeswoman Gunilla Gustavs says a few potential buyers have approached Saab after the deal fell through.

She didn't identify the potential suitors Friday but said Saab was in close contact with more than one.

A person briefed on GM's plans said Wednesday that it hasn't talked to any potential buyers. Saab has been in a court-protected restructuring since Feb. 20.