updated - October 31, 2020 Saturday EDT
General Electric Co. (GE) is nearing the sale of its Japanese commercial lending business with only two bidders remaining, a person familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. The bids have valued GE’s commercial lending and leasing operation at nearly $5 billion.
General Electric (GE) announced in a press release that it has received a Letter of Award from the Ministry of Railways in India for a locomotive supply and maintenance contract. The company will be building a new factory and supplying Indian Railways with 1,000 diesel locomotives that are worth approximately $2.6 billion over 11 years. Anil Saxena, a spokesman for Indian Railways, told Reuters that France’s Alstom has also been picked to develop and supply 800 electric locomotives valued at $3 billion.
Synchrony Financial has received a key approval from the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors to become a standalone savings and loan holding company, according to a press release issued by Synchrony. The approval marks a major step for Synchrony to become a fully independent company.
Trian Fund Management L.P., a firm led by activist investor Nelson Peltz, has disclosed in a press release that they have become one of the top ten shareholders of General Electric (GE) with a beneficial ownership of 98.5 million GE shares that are currently valued at approximately $2.5 billion. Trian believes in GE’s long-term potential that will generate attractive stockholder returns.
Capital One Finance Corporation, a credit card lender, is in exclusive talks to acquire General Electric’s U.S. healthcare finance unit for about $10 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.