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Siemens approaches Alstom about "strategic opportunities"

  • Siemens (SI) has sent a letter to Alstom (ALSMY) saying that it's willing "to discuss future strategic opportunities."
  • The correspondence follows a report yesterday that France's government has approached Siemens about a possible alternative offer for Alstom to one from GE.
  • The latter's CEO, Jeff Immelt, was set to meet French Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg today to discuss the company's possible bid for Alstom's (ALSMY) energy assets.
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  • kata
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    Astonishing, the EU fines American companies for "anti trust issues" as the govt's within the EU collude to exclude American companies. No anti competitive issue there. And I'm sure US taxpayers cant wait to belly up for EU protection from the Russians and support to the IMF for "..our share.." of lower carbon emissions tariffs, about 2/3 of the IMF budget comes from the US while most of the pollution comes from China's burning of coal.
    27 Apr, 02:02 PM Reply Like
  • Cillean Holdings
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    This is going to be very interesting to see how this plays out. I’m inclined to think they may want to keep it within the EU since Alstom first sent a letter to Siemens to query any interest. Siemens was responding.
    27 Apr, 08:02 PM Reply Like
  • akwils
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    If Siemens wins sell Siemens, if GE wins sell GE. Just don't invest in the French statist economy.
    27 Apr, 11:51 PM Reply Like
  • kata
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    Didn't think the French would welcome the Germans but live and learn.
    29 Apr, 12:52 PM Reply Like
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