It scares me that if they do manage to survive bankruptcy Perez will still crucially control the actual manufacturing of film. How long before poor decision making again results in a new crisis where he again needs to "impress" the analysts on Wall Street? And in his mind perhaps the way to do that will be to again start blowing up film buildings with the media cameras rolling?
And what if the building he chooses this time is the last Kodak coating line?
Sounds silly? Just look back at the last five or so years...
Not silly at all. But the purchase agreement must have very solid clauses covering the continued proper operation of the coating machine and building. The UK government pension plan overseers had to approve this transaction, too. I can't imagine both the Pension Plan and the government would let something like that go unnoticed.
A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.