Mergers and acquisitions

THE board of bus and rail operator First Group has unanimously rejected a cash offer from US equity firm Apollo Management to buy the company, saying the offer “fundamentally undervalues…
HQ Equita has agreed to sell its MEN Mikro Elektronik IT subsidiary to Deutsche Beteiligungs which will result in the merger of MEN Mikro Elektronik with Deutsche Beteiligungs’s Duagon Holding…
THE merger of Siemens’ mobility business and Alstom reached a milestone on March 23 with the signing of a Business Combination Agreement (BCA) setting out terms and conditions agreed by…
GERMANY's Federal Cartel Office has approved the acquisition by VTG of the Nacco Group, Europe’s fourth largest wagon leasing company, from CIT Rail Holdings Europe, subject to certain conditions. VTG…
ALSTOM has agreed to purchase onboard Wi-Fi and infotainment specialist 21net, Belgium, from the Innovacom fund and other investors for an undisclosed sum. The sale will be completed within one…
THE shareholders of Italy’s open-access high-speed operator Italo-NTV have decided to accept the offer from the Global Infrastructure Partners III equity fund to acquire the entire share capital of the…
Renato Mazzoncini, chief executive officer of Italian State Railways (FS), talks to David Briginshaw.
Guy Talbourdet, CEO of the Delachaux Group, talks to David Briginshaw.
CZECH rolling stock manufacturer Škoda Transportation has been sold to investment company PPF, Škoda’s parent company, Cyrpus-based CEIL, announced on November 25.
SPEAKING at a joint Siemens-Alstom press conference in Paris on September 27, Mr Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens, confirmed that the merger of Siemens Mobility and Alstom should…
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