Siemens and Alstom seem to want to save with new concessions, the merger of its Zugsparten. The German and the French group should have offered the EU Commission, the sale of several business parts in the area of signalling as well as longer periods of license agreements. The learned the news Agency dpa from well-informed circles.

For the business to be divested had already been potential buyers are identified, reported Bloomberg citing undisclosed sources.

Previously, had pointed to a Failure of the Fusion. The EU Commission is afraid of the competition, if the manufacturer of the high-speed trains TGV and ICE go together – both in the trains as well as signalling technology. From the group’s circles it was welcomed in the days before that they wanted to make no more concessions.


Whether the new concessions were not sufficient, however, is more open, it was in the evening in the Reports. Speakers of the two companies, as well as the European Commission did not want to comment on the matter officially.

The shares of Alstom were inspired by the report and rose in late trade to 4.5 percent. Siemens title won by nearly two percent.


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