Le groupe zurichois ABB rachète les solutions industrielles de General Electric (GE)

ABB va acquérir pour 2,6 milliards de dollars les activités de solutions électriques de General Electric, GE Industrial Solutions. Les deux groupes étaient en négociation depuis plusieurs semaines.

Le géant des techniques énergétiques et d'automation compte dégager avec cette transaction des synergies de quelque 200 mio USD par année sur cinq ans au niveau des coûts. La transaction doit être finalisée au premier semestre 2018.

ABB conservera la marque GE Industrial Solutions ainsi que l'équipe dirigeante en place. Cette filiale a réalisé en 2016 un chiffre d'affaires de 2,7 milliards de dollars pour une marge d'Ebitda opérationnel d'environ 8%.

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