Bombardier rail division sold to Alstom.

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Bombardier rail division sold to Alstom.

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Bombardier is entirely selling its Transportation division to Alstom, as per https://www.fliegerfaust.com/bombardier ... 48156.html

The entire Bombardier railway business is to be in the hands of the French. The deal is scheduled to be officially made on Thursday.

Düsseldorf According to information from industrial circles, the French railway technology manufacturer Alstom buys the entire railway business from Bombardier . The transaction is expected to be announced on Thursday morning.

Alstom will take over the worldwide railway business of the Canadians, whose headquarters are in Berlin, for seven billion euros.

This creates a new large railway technology group with a turnover of around 15 billion euros. Alstom had failed just a year ago due to concerns from the European Competition Commission trying to merge with Siemens Mobility...

Read more https://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehme ... 41030.html
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Re: Bombardier rail division sold to Alstom.

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And then there were none.

No more passenger carriage manufacturers in North America.

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Re: Bombardier rail division sold to Alstom.

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Bombardier did not manufacture cars in US , they assembled them from kits produced in LaPocatier Canada.
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Re: Bombardier rail division sold to Alstom.

Post by eolesen »

Last I checked Canada, is still North America.

So... no more North American owned passenger railcar builders left is 100% accurate.

Bombardier's aerospace division is also largely gone as of this month, with the remainder on life support.

Their turboprop business was sold last year to Viking Air/Longview Capital who stood it up as a standalone business resurrecting the De Havilland name (Bombardier bought DHC decades ago just as they bought up Hawker-Siddley in the rail space).

The CS200 business was spun off about two years ago into a joint venture now 75% owned by Airbus and 25% owned by Quebec, and the CRJ regional jet business was sold to Mitsubishi (closing this month).

It's apparently just a matter of negotiations before the Bombardier business jet product line is sold to Textron (who also owns Cessna and Bell Helicopter).

Such a sad fall from being one of the larger transportation heavy manufacturers...

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Re: Bombardier rail division sold to Alstom.

Post by tommyboy6181 »

Alstom has NOT purchased Bombardier. The 2 companies are currently in advanced talks, but no agreement has been made as of this time.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -rail-unit

Now, in addition to Bombardier talking with Alstom on a possible merger, Bombardier is also exploring a possible merger with Hitachi.
https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2 ... th-hitachi

We will just have to see how this plays out. But for now, Bombardier still owns their rail business.
Gotta love Alstom. Every year on opening day of hunting season, it is a paid holiday! :wink:

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Re: Bombardier rail division sold to Alstom.

Post by tommyboy6181 »

A few days after posting that Bombardier had not yet been sold to Alstom, both companies announced the acquisition today.

Alstom press release: https://www.alstom.com/press-releases-n ... -strategic
Bombardier press release: https://www.bombardier.com/en/media/new ... ercom.html
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Re: Bombardier rail division sold to Alstom.

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Lets see how fast the EU objects!
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