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February 19, 2014
07:30 EDTSYK, VJET, EADSY, GE, SSYS, JNJ, XONE, DDDMajor industrial groups in talks with 3D printing companies, says Jefferies
Jefferies says its channel checks indicate 6-12 major industrial groups are in serious discussions with metal 3D printing companies about major orders for printers that will be integrated into existing production lines. The firm thinks GE (GE), Stryker (SYK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), EADS, Airbus (EADSY), BMW, and others are likely to place major orders this year. Makers of 3D printers include 3D Systems (DDD), Stratasys (SSYS), Voxeljet (VJET) and ExOne (XONE).
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June 29, 2015
09:33 EDTEADSYLockheed Martin signs purchase agreements with Airbus for two flight simulators
Lockheed Martin (LMT) Commercial Flight Training and Airbus (EADSY) have signed a frame contract enabling Airbus to expedite procurement of flight simulation devices for their customers, Airbus training centers and their affiliates worldwide. The frame contract emphasizes the shared intent to partner on future training programs, and combines Airbus' and Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training's expertise in the flight simulation industry. As a first example of this process, Airbus Mexico Training Centre has ordered two LMCFT A320 full flight simulators for their operations in Mexico City and Monterrey to be delivered in late 2015 and early 2016.
08:04 EDTGEBlackstone Mortgage completes acquisition of GE loan portfolio
Blackstone Mortgage (BXMT) announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the GE (GE) Capital Real Estate mortgage loan portfolio.
05:21 EDTGEGE to sell majority of fleet businesses to Element Financial for $6.9B
GE announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand fleet businesses to Element Financial for $6.9B. Separately, GE has signed a memorandum of understanding for the potential sale of its European fleet businesses to Arval, a fully owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas. Arval and GE will now consult with their respective works councils. The transactions’ completion will also be subject to customary regulatory and other local corporate or antitrust approvals. Both transactions represent an aggregate of about $8.6B of ending net investment, approximately $6.0B to Element and about $2.6B to Arval. This brings GE Capital’s total announced sales to about $63B to date. GE is on track to execute sales of $100B by the end of 2015. The transactions would, if completed, contribute approximately $1.8B of capital to the overall target of approximately $35B of dividends expected to GE under this plan. The U.S. and Mexico transaction is expected to close in Q3, and the A&NZ transaction in Q4, subject to customary regulatory and other approvals. If approved, the Arval transaction is targeted to close in Q4.
05:19 EDTGEGE to sell majority of fleet businesses to Element Financial for $6.9B
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June 28, 2015
16:20 EDTGEGE requests July 2 hearing in EU to defend Alstom bid, Reuters says
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16:15 EDTGEElement Financial nears deal for GE fleet management unit, Reuters says
Element Financial is nearing a deal for a large portion of General Electric's fleet-management unit, Reuters reported Friday, citing three sources familiar with the matter. The agreement could be sealed as soon as late June, said the sources, who added that Element is mostly targeting the North American portion of the fleet business. Reference Link
June 26, 2015
08:46 EDTEADSYAirbus hoping to close on Chinese wide-body jet order next week, FT reports
Airbus is hoping to close one of its biggest Chinese orders by value next week as it enters the final state of long series of negotiations over the sale of up to 70 A330 wide-body jets, the Financial Times reports. The Chinese government is in talks over an order of between 50 and 70 A330 aircraft worth up to $17.8B at brochure prices, the report says. The order would help the company keep its production line running as it makes the transition from the extant A330 to a new re-engined version due to enter service in 2017, the Financial Times reports. Reference Link
06:12 EDTGEGeneral Electric to invest in Austrailan windfarm
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June 25, 2015
19:34 EDTEADSYAirbus, Qualcomm, others invest $500M in OneWeb's global internet initiative
OneWeb announced it has raised $500M in funding from a number of companies, including Airbus (EADSY), Bharti, EchoStar's (SATS) Hughes, Intelsat (I), Qualcomm (QCOM), Coca-Cola (KO), Totalplay, and Virgin Group. OneWeb is engaged in developing satellite technologies to "beam" broadband internet to rural and underdeveloped locations, as well as to ships, planes, trains, and oil platforms. Bharti chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal will be joining Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders as well as Virgin's Richard Branson and Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs on the OneWeb board of directors. OneWeb also reiterated its June 15 announcement of its joint venture with Airbus to design and manufacture 900 microsatellites. "We are committed to giving our full industrial and space expertise to this mission," remarked Airbus' Tom Enders. "Intelsat has the world’s largest fleet of Ku Band geostationary satellites and our interoperability will enable pole-to-pole and urban canyon coverage with new services," said Intelsat. Note that both Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOG) are working on similar projects to facilitate global internet access. Reference Link
14:27 EDTGECapital One, Apollo, Ares, Ventas bid for GE healthcare lender, Bloomberg says
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10:31 EDTGECA Technologies appoints Jeff DeMarrais as Chief Communications Officer
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09:10 EDTDDD3D Systems partners with MLC CAD Systems
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06:15 EDTGEElectrolux CEO to step down 'on his own initiative,' Reuters reports
Electrolux (ELUXY) CEO Keith McLoughlin will step down from the company "on his own initiative," Reuters reports, citing comments from business daily Dagens Industri. Elextrolux says McLoughlin, who moved to the U.S. from Sweden a few years ago, has not yet resigned, but also noted that "all well-run public companies conduct succession planning." According to Dagens Industri, GE Appliances (GE) head Charles Blankenship would be the "top candidate" to succeed McLoughlin. Reference Link
June 24, 2015
18:16 EDTGE, EADSYGoogle, GE, Airbus lead in sheer number of meetings with EU officials
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16:47 EDTGEGeneral Electric reaches preliminary labor agreements with union delegates
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05:47 EDTDDDStocks with implied volatility movement; NRF DDD
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June 23, 2015
13:02 EDTGESumitomo, others show interest in GE railway-leasing business, WSJ says
Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group is interested in buying General Electric's (GE) railway-leasing business, says the Wall Street Journal, citing sources. Wells Fargo (WFC) and other U.S. financial institutions have also shown interest in GE Capital Rail Services, which may be worth around $4B, added the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
12:03 EDTDDD3D Systems volatility at low end of historic range
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11:48 EDTEADSYAirbus in talks to sell 50-70 A330 jets to China, Reuters reports
China is in talks to buy 50-70 A330 wide-body jets from Airbus, Reuters reports, citing sources familiar with the talks. The report notes that Airbus has been in talks for nearly 18 months to set up an A330 cabin-completion center in China. Reference Link
09:36 EDTGEActive equity options trading on open
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