While G.E. may have Alstom’s support to acquire its energy business, the company has yet to gain the support of the French government. On Wednesday, G.E. chief executive Jeffery Immelt will visit French President François Holland for the second time to discuss G.E.’s $13.5 billion bid for Alstom’s energy business. If G.E. and the French […]

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Caterpillar announced it is acquiring Electro-Motive Diesel for $820 Million.  The company, which has revenues of about $1.8 billion is currently owned by two private equity firms who acquired it from General Motors in 2005 for around $200 million (read my other post about PE divesting before tax rates increase). Caterpillar already owns a railcar […]

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A recent round table of corporate dealmakers at a conference sponsored by The Deal offered some interesting insights into the strategy mindset of some of the largest corporations in America.  All of the panelists expressed a “commitment to external growth.” Two observations stood out to me. First, Sean Murphy of Abbott Labs said they are […]

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